Columbus State University Clock Tower: 2022 Magazine edition

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A leadership and service legacy 50+ YEARS Page 8 NEWS: Presidential search begins Spencer House celebrates silver Homecominganniversarykicks off Sept. 26

Monday, Sept. 12 Men’s seasonGolfbegins Friday, Aug. 26 Women’s Soccer season begins Sunday, Oct. 26 Tennis Classic begins (through Oct. Green28)Island Country Club Monday, Dec. 5 Manic Monday, hostedbythe YoungAlumniCouncilLocationTBA6:30p.m.




Thursday, Nov. 3 First Thursday, sponsoredbyThe LindsayDoggettAgency-CountryFinancialOldChicago5:00to6:30p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 13 Dare to Dialogue, hostedby theBlackAlumniCouncilVirtualviaZoom7:00p.m.

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Wednesday, Oct. 19 Atlanta Command College Alumni Networking Event South City Kitchen in 6Buckheadp.m.


COLUMBUS Friday, Nov. 11 Broadway Ball, benefiting scholarshipsDanceMinorProgramBibbMillEventCenter6:30p.m.,reception7:15p.m.,dinner

Monday, Sept. 19 Women’s Golf season begins

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 Dare to Dialogue, hostedby theBlackAlumniCouncilVirtualviaZoom7:00p.m.


Friday, Sept. 2 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country season begins

Monday, Sept. 26 Homecoming begins Events on Main Campus and RiverPark Campus Thursday, Dec. 8 Graduation events begin For more information, graduation.columbusstate.eduvisit

On behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, we look forward to taking on the next academic year with you!

In addition to planning multiple opportunities throughout the year for you to get involved, your Alumni Association has been involved in the university current leadership transition. In June, we celebrated the contributions of our fifth president Dr. Chris Markwood, welcomed Interim President Dr. John Fuchko and his wife Sherie in July, and in August began the process to select our sixth president. We’re delighted alumni have been involved in each of these steps, and I look forward to bringing you along and keeping you apprised of this presidential selection process as it unfolds. Follow the Alumni Association and university’s social media sites, sign up to receive our email and news updates, and read these publications when you receive them.

Go TWILYACougars!TOOMBS ’05 Top Stories 2 Alumni Events 4 Campus Headlines 6 Alumni Newsmakers 8 Class Notes 13 Philanthropy 15 IN THIS ISSUE INTERIM PRESIDENT John M. Fuchko III, Ed.D. VICE PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT Rocky Kettering, Ed.D., CFRE OFFICE OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT & ANNUAL GIVING Jennifer Joyner ’13, Assistant Vice President Katie Evans ’11,’13, Executive Director, CSU Alumni Association Ashley Schley ’16, Director of Annual Giving OFFICE OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION + MARKETING Editor: Michael Tullier, APR, Executive Director Contributors: Josh Becker ’05, Greg Hudgison ’93, Ally Kerr ’22, Marion Scott ’75, University System of Georgia Communications Office Photography: Belinda Anderson ‘79,’82,’95; Kaylyn Carlisle ’18; Jonathan Hair; Tamma Smith Design: Michael Tullier, APR Clock Tower: Magazine Edition is published by the Office of Strategic Communication + Marketing on behalf of the Office of Alumni Engagement. Send all address changes and correspondence to: 4225 University Ave. | 136 Richards Hall Columbus, GA 31906 706.507.8946 | COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY CLOCK TOWER: 2022 MAGAZINE EDITION | 1


Hello Fellow Cougars, I am thrilled to begin my tenure as the Columbus State University Alumni Association’s 2022-24 president. It is my pleasure, along with the CSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, to represent you—the more than 38,000 Cougars who proudly call themselves CSU alumni. This year, the Alumni Association leadership and the Office of University Advancement have made it our focus to provide an increasing number of engagement opportunities for our Beingalumni.amember of the Cougar family comes with an overwhelming sense of pride for our beloved alma mater. This year, we hope to bring you new and revitalized opportunities that allow you to express and grow that CSU pride. As the year progresses, we look forward to coming together both virtually and in-person in support of our councils and committees, regional events, homecoming and much more. This magazine can serve as your roadmap in charting your course to engage with us. Visit our website often to get the most up-todate information on our events. In the coming months, alumni can expect to receive a combination of e-newsletters and tabloids culminating in a summertime magazine. To stay on the top of our mailing list for printed pieces, consider making a gift to the CSU Fund or attending an event!

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The committee met for the first time on Aug. 19. Along with regents, faculty, staff, students and CSU Foundation trustees, CSU Alumni Association board members serving on the Presidential Search Committee include Dr. Marvin Crumbs, Gwen Ruff and Cortney Wilson.

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“The Commissioner's Cup signifies the outstanding year our athletic teams had in representing Columbus State University in the Peach Belt Conference, as well as regionally and nationally,” said Director of Athletics Todd Reeser. “I congratulate our student-athletes who wear the Cougar uniform with pride, while representing the university in a very positive manner.”

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“With this transition, the university has the opportunity to expand its reputation of providing a student-first education and grow academic programs that play a critical role in the region and Georgia,” USG Chancellor Sonny Perdue said. “We’re grateful to Dr. Fuchko for his leadership in the interim, and appreciate the time and attention of the search INTERIM, PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH BEGINS



CSU’s Sports Information Department was also named the best SID program in the conference.

committee as members prepare to play a critical role in finding Columbus State’s next president.”

Additionally, a quarter of all CSU’s student-athletes earned a spot on their sport’s conference Team of Academic Student-athletesDistinction. weren’t the only ones making headlines. In all, four of CSU’s coaches were named their sport’s 202122 coach of the year: Greg Appleton (baseball), Jay Entlich (women’s soccer), Bianca Lohbauer (women’s golf) and David Marley (men’s track and field).

In June, CSU Athletics set a new standard within the Peach Belt Conference by winning the 2021-22 PBC Commissioner’s Cup for the third consecutive year. This is the seventh time the Cougars have captured the award— setting a new conference record.

The Presidential Search Committee will guide the first stage of the search. ZRG Partners has been retained to provide search consulting services. At the conclusion of its work, the committee will forward the credentials of three to five unranked candidates to the Board of Regents for consideration.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) named members of the Columbus State University Presidential Search Committee. The committee will conduct a national search to replace President Chris Markwood, who retired on June 30. Dr. John M. Fuchko III, USG’s vice chancellor for organizational effectiveness, currently serves as interim president.

A study commissioned by the University System of Georgia and released in June estimates the regional economic impact of Columbus State’s institutional spending as $283.2 million for Fiscal Year 2021—a 3.9% increase over the university’s FY20 regional economic impact. CSU’s regional impact is part of the USG’s collective $19.3 billion total economic impact for FY21—up from $18.6 billion in FY20.

“As pandemic-related challenges during the past couple of years have tasked us all to do our part, we at Columbus State are encouraged by the value we continue to bring to the region’s infrastructure as outlined in this report,” said Dr. Rocky Kettering, CFRE, CSU’s vice president for institutional advancement. The annual study was conducted by Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys of the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. The full report is available at CSU’S FY21 ECONOMIC

Reeser underscored that while the Commissioner’sPBCCup is just one element of the victories CSU Athletics celebrated during the 2021-22 year. , they also celebrate that more than half of Columbus State’s 250 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or higher grade point average during the spring 2022 semester.





ALUMNI MIXER to 7:30 p.m. scenes us celebrate and honor CSU alumni who are doing great things in their community and to CSU as the CSU Alumni Association presents its highest honors: the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumni Award and the Frank D. Brown Achievement and Leadership Excellence Award. Other awards given alumni young alumni, faculty/staff recognition. Lunch is $5 per person.


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NoonCOUGARFESTto2:00p.m. Inspired by Oktoberfest, Cougarfest will feature craft beer selections from around the country. The guys from Columbus-based Maltitude will be onsite to help expand your craft beer knowledge and palette! For $10, each attendee will receive beer-sampling tickets and a commemorative beer glass. Tickets for food only or for participants under the age of 21 are

hostedbytheBlackAlumniCouncilandYoungAlumniCouncilBringyourbestsmiletoThePhotoshopSelfieHouseMuseum,oneofColumbus’newestattractions coowned by a CSU alumna. Mix and mingle over complimentary appetizers and a drink while exploring the

TAILGATING Pack a cooler and make a day of it with the family at the Walden Soccer Complex! Alumni are invited to tailgate on Main Campus prior to the women’s soccer game. Come join the fun and bring your family!





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8TH ANNUAL “DOWNTOWN DOMINATION” CSU HOMECOMING PARADE 6:30 p.m. Line up on Broadway to celebrate students, alumni and the community. Wear your red, white and blue for our colorful and spirited annual homecoming parade! Stick around afterward for the Uptown Concert Series, presented by Columbus State.



CHARCUTERIE BOARD CLASS p.m. the art of charcuterie board making from Jenna Poole, CSU alumna and owner of Custom Cake Studio, while you snack on charcuterie and a dessert bar. Tickets are $20 per person and include supplies, beer and wine.

MOVIE BY THE RIVER Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Bring your family to take in an outdoor movie with the entire CSU family. Gates open at 7 p.m., so come early to grab a bite to eat, reserve your spot and enjoy some pre-movie music under the stars. The movie on the big screen will begin at sundown. This event is free and open to the public.

2 p.m. Bring the entire family to cheer on the Lady Cougars women’s soccer team as they face off against Georgia Southwestern! During halftime, we’ll crown CSU’s homecoming king and queen. The game is free and open to the public.

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“Mary literally helped build with Coach Clements the foundation from which the success of our overall athletics program has benefited over the years,” Athletics Director Todd Reeser said. The award, established in 2016, honors the memory of CSU’s inaugural athletics director, Frank M. “Sonny” Clements, who during his 24 years in the role also coached men’s basketball. The award honors an individuals for their transformational support of and services to CSU

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“Community patrons and supporters have given generously to this program, which has enabled us to offer dance minor scholarships,” Dooley said. “Their generosity has funded student and faculty travel to regional dance conferences, and have helped us hire qualified part-time instructors to round out our dance course offerings.”

The scholarships Dooley mentioned are the result of robust, year-round fundraising through two signature Dance Minor Program events: Spring Swing in the spring and the Broadway Ball in the fall. Together, they fund around $10,000 in scholarships that support as many as 15 CSU students annually. This year’s recipients included domestic and international students majoring in biology, business, communication, kinesiology, marketing, music education, nursing, political science—and, of course, theatre.

Beginning with 13 minors and 35 students in Fall 2016, enrollment has soared to 56 minors and 96 students in just six years— an increase of over 330% in the number of dance minors since its inception.

“Not only does the dance program—with a dedicated faculty member in that role— benefit our production program, but it has had a positive impact on the training of theatre students,” said Department Chair Dr. Larry Dooley. “Beyond that, it has attracted students from across the university and, we believe, increases student engagement—a key factor in recruitment and retention.”



CSU Athletic Director Todd Reeser (left) and Mike Clements (right), son of former CSU Athletics Director Frank M. “Sonny” Clements.


Incorporating dance into the department’s official title also affirms that the program is expected to grow in enrollment, integration and prominence.

All CSU students can minor in dance, regardless of their chosen major. It is a 15 -credit-hour program that includes courses in dance technique, dance history, dance choreography/composition, and performance. Dance technique classes include various levels of ballet and modern dance.


What’s in a name? Well, if you’re talking about Columbus State’s Department of Theatre and Dance—its new name emphasizes the role the growing Dance Minor Program plays in departmental programming and its consistent enrollment growth in recent years. Established in 2016, the Dance Minor Program has become one of Columbus State’s fastest-growing programs.

“Our alumni, the community and the Dance Minor Advisory Board have been so supportive of our students,” said Amy Mutarelli, assistant professor of dance and director of CSU’s Dance Minor Program. “There is a bright future ahead for dance at Columbus State thanks to their invaluable contributions of time, talent and resources to our program.”



In conjunction with March’s annual Girls In The Game luncheon, CSU Athletics honored former women’s sports coach Mary Blackmon as the recipient of its 2022 Frank M. “Sonny” Clements Athletic Director’s Award. Clements hired Blackmon in 1959 to coach then-Columbus College’s first women’s athletics teams. She began by coaching volleyball, but later added women’s tennis to her coaching portfolio Her impact rippled far beyond CSU as she lobbied for the passage of Title IX gender-equity legislation, which was signed into law on June 23, 1972.

The Spencers continued to support annual student scholarships— as many as 600 by the time of Mr. Spencer’s death in 2015. In 2018, Columbus State and the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation established a $1 million scholarship endowment in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer.

December 2022 will mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Columbus State University’s Spencer House at Oxford— the home-away-from-home for many of the university’s study abroad students. Nearly 800 CSU students and faculty taken temporary residence at the Spencer House during the two decades the university has owned or been associated with it. The idea of a permanent presence in Oxford began in the early 1980s when Mr. and Mrs. J. Kyle Spencer discovered their passion for international education when they participated in an Oxford continuing education program. Upon their return stateside, they created The Spencer/Oxford Fund. Their benevolent vision enabled several dozen CSU faculty members to study Oxford history and architecture, Shakespeare, the history of science, politics, and other topics.



Fast-forward to 2000, when serious discussions began about Columbus State putting down roots in the city of Dreaming “EverySpires. year, the Spencers were supporting summer experiences through scholarship donations to the Berkley Summer Program at Merton College,” recalled Dr. Eric Spears, an associate professor of history and geography, the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar and Chair of International Education, and executive director of CSU’s Center for Global Engagement. “As I understand it, he decided that it was a more sustainable investment to invest in a property where our students and faculty could live and study at the university or do research in ThanksOxford.”tothe Spencers’ generosity, Columbus State purchased the classic Edwardian-style, three-story home at 182 Woodstock Road Summertown suburb of Oxford in September 2002. Three months later, Columbus State officially launched an exciting new program that continues to provide its students and faculty with housing as they study abroad at the University of Oxford. In 2003, the CSU in Oxford Summer Program began, with spring break programs and programs with Columbus high schools launching in 2004.


The Spencer House dates to 1913 as residential development pushed north due to a growing professional class spilling over from the city center. One CSU student who has called the

The unique opportunity to study in Oxford—and to study abroad in general—can be a life-changing experience for Columbus State students. Having worked in Oxford for nearly 23 years, Spears has seen firsthand the transformation students have undergone during their time abroad.


explained.CSU,”oncesuccessfulnecessarythestudentsencouragestodevelopcriticalsoftskillsforacareertheyleaveSpears“Themajority of students who come back to me after they graduate tell me that their study abroad experience helped them land their first job, or get their first graduate school placement or assistantship, or entrance into a professional school. Employers recognize that if a student can navigate an unfamiliar academic culture, deposit and manage money from a foreign banking system, or navigate the streets of London, you’re not going to get flustered at a board room conference committee meeting. You’re going to figure things out. You’re going to be a problem solver.”

“My time in Oxford helped prepare me to work in the world of diplomatic relations in many ways,” Rice explained. “Going abroad makes you a more open-minded and well-rounded individual. If you want to work with people who are different from you— especially those who are from different countries—I think it’s essential that you have some sort of international “Studyingexperience.abroad also made me a better people-person,” he continued. “It really improved my social and interpersonal skills. This kind of experience can be a bit scary sometimes but it gives you a unique opportunity to grow because of that Studyingadversity.”abroad wasn’t the only horizons -broadening benefit of living in the Spencer House. The quaint location centuries older than his Columbus, Georgia, hometown, living in a centuryold home, and being surrounded by so much history provided perspectives of their “Spencerown. House is the best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful building: it’s very cozy, there’s a nice garden, and there’s an AGA stove that keeps the place warm in the winter. There’s a nice little reading nook. I like that the Spencer House is in Summertown, an area of Oxford that’s not in the city center. It’s just a cute area, a lot of greenery, a lot of shops. Spencer House is in a prime location, and I would recommend that anybody stay there.”

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Regent’s Park College Alumni Reunion We’re planning a 20th anniversary celebration for our Regent’s Park College alumni in April 2023 at CSU’s RiverPark Campus. Alumni, look for more information in January 2023 from the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Alumni Engagement. Curious about Columbus State’s Study Abroad Programs? Then visit the Center for Global Engagement online at or call 706.507.8545.

“We’ve developed our study abroad programs in a way that

CSU’s partnership with Regents Park College, which dates to 2008, makes it the only U.S. university with a true tutorial experience at an Oxford college. In 2013, that grew to include additional partnerships with St. Anne’s College and St. Catherine’s College.

“Regents is a quirky place,” Rice noted. “It’s one of the smaller colleges in Oxford, located on Pusey Street, not far from the Eagle and Child—the pub where, as an Oxford professor, J.R.R. Tolkien would write ‘Lord of the Rings’ between 1937 and “Regents1949. is a very small community, but it’s got a lot of personality and it’s super fun,” he continued. “One of my best memories is of spending time in the Junior Common Room, which is the hangout spot for first-year students. It looks like the set of [the television show] ‘Friends.’ Regents is a great place to go and study, and I’m very grateful for the partnership that CSU has with them.”

Spencer House home is 2020 alumnus Dylan Rice, a history major and business minor who is currently the director of Jewish relationscommunityfor the GeneralConsulateof Israel to the RiceUnitedSoutheasternStates.spenthisjunior year at the Spencer House, from 2018 to 2019, taking tutorials on subjects as wide -ranging as 5th century Greek history, the Chinese Communist Revolution, Victorianera England, and the Crusades. But it was during his final term at Oxford, while writing a thesis about Northern European Jews during the Crusades, that he discovered his career path.

What Columbus State has built in Oxford—inspired by the Spencers’ vision and made possible through their support—is an incredible achievement. CSU is one of only four United Statesbased universities with a visiting student program based at its own facility.

Geri Regnier ’71,’85’s experience at Columbus College began a few years after Hindsman’s—and the college played as important a role in her professional life as well as in her academic career.


Following graduation, Hindsman went to work in the sheet metal shop at Lummus Industries, never giving a thought to pursuing a college education. That changed when he was driving home one day and surfing the channels on his car radio. He stopped on a station he had never listened to before—and heard an announcement of the upcoming second summer session at thenColumbus College.

“When I graduated from high school, there was no expectation of my attending college,” he recalled. “My family was not well off, and I wouldn’t say I had a spectacular high school career.”

Following graduation, Regnier went to work at the Department of Family and Children Services. She returned to Columbus College and enjoyed a career that lasted until her retirement in 2005 as assistant vice president for alumni relations and advancement services. She worked part-time at CSU until 2010.

“I would not have a college degree today if Columbus College did not exist,” he asserted.

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A chance occurrence more than 50 years ago changed the course of Leonard (Len) Hindsman ’64’s life.

Like her friend Len Hindsman, Regnier is justifiably proud of the accomplishments in which the Alumni Association played an important role. This includes two Main Campus landmarks: the iconic Alumni Gateway at the East Lindsay Drive entrance, and the Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower, named for the university’s first president. She also is impressed with the Alumni Association’s growth over the years and noted the importance of such organizations.


Memory: Never missing a home women’s soccer game and even traveling to a few games. Why did you choose to get involved? “To give back to Columbus State with fellow alumni to help continue the legacy that is CSU, while furthering it to be a great place for future alumni to call home.”


In 1967, Dean Wimberly Brown invited Hindsman to join a group planning for an alumni association. He recalled finding the idea “sort of intriguing,” so he joined the group. Two years later, the first board of directors established the association’s constitution and bylaws. In 1970, Hindsman began his term as the first president of the Columbus College Alumni Association. Decades later, he remains a staunch CSU supporter and tries to stay in touch with the friends he made at the college. He hopes he and other Alumni Association members from the early days can soon get together for a reunion. Ever proud of his role in the early accomplishments that set the association on its path to success, Hindsman also remains grateful for that long-ago “godwink” moment in his 1951 Buick.

“Like a lot of people, when I graduated from high school, I thought ‘well, I’ll go to CSU for a couple of years and then go somewhere else,’” she recalled. “Then I went to CSU and really, really liked it.”

In addition to focusing on academics, Regnier quickly became involved in campus activities including student government, working on the yearbook staff and serving as editor of its newspaper, “The Saber” (now “The Uproar”). She graduated with a degree in history in 1971, and in 1985, earned an MBA.

“You may not believe in this, but that’s what I call a ‘godwink,’” Hindsman said, referring to a coincidental occurrence so profound you think God is winking at you. This “godwink” would guide him to enroll at Columbus College and would lead him to an education, a successful career and lifelong friends. He soon became involved in extracurricular activities at the fledgling junior college, including working for the late Coach Sonny Clements as student manager-trainer for the basketball team. After graduating from Columbus College in 1964 with an associate degree, he went on to the University of Georgia, where in 1966 he earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He later completed his master’s degree in education at Georgia State University-Fort Benning and began a career that would include teaching, coaching, administration, construction management and real estate development.


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can’t make it home, her mother represents her at local events—thereby making the Alumni Association a true family affair.


“Our alumni are the best ambassadors we have,” she said. “I look at the place and see how far it’s come since I started there in the fall of 1967. It’s a place I want to continue to see flourish and provide educational opportunities and student life opportunities. They are so important for the next generation of students.”

Two years later, the Black Alumni Council followed with the same goal for CSU’s African American graduates. The association’s Student-to-Alumni



Members of the CSU Black Alumni Council with Columbus State and Alumni Association leaders during the Sips Before Steps Reception in 2018.


Beyond events, Toombs believes the association’s councils and committees provide a special way for alumni to get involved and to serve.

Just ask Toombs, and she will easily list the myriad ways alumni can remain connected to the university and with the CSU alumni network. These include regional networking events for CSU alumni living outside Columbus, First Thursday casual networking gatherings at Columbus-area restaurants, young alumni events, and Homecoming—with its plethora of events ranging from a parade to CougarFest to tailgating, and more.

Melanie Phillips Brown ’05,’10,’11

InTechnicalNorthwesternGeorgiapsychologyprofessorandschoolprofessionalcounseloradjunctofatCollege.2005,sheadded a CSU master’s in education with a concentration in school counseling to her earlier bachelor’s in psychology she earned at Valdosta State University. She later earned an education specialist degree in school counseling from Troy University. She is active in the Alpha Beta Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and is an incoming officer in the counseling and developmentcareer division of the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education. Toombs’ leadership ascent in the CSU Alumni Association began in 2018 when she elected board secretary. She moved through the ranks in subsequent years, serving as vice president and now as president. Although she lives and works in North Georgia, she participates in virtual

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“I’ve seen the association grow and become more innovative and more involved in campus life,” she said, citing an array of campus activities and signature events, and the many alumni involvement opportunities.

Occupation: Entrepreneur and educator Favorite CSU Memory? “Group fitness class with Lori. She was Whyamazing!”didyou choose to get involved? “As an undergraduate and graduate student, I never felt connected because I worked full-time and didn’t live on campus. Being part of the board is an opportunity to make connections with alumni I didn’t have time to make as a student.”


Current CSU Alumni Association President Twilya Toombs ’05 shares the same sense of CSU pride as her predecessors Hindsman and Regnier. As president, she looks ahead to the future even as she respects the past and embraces the Apresent.Columbus native with continuing local family ties, Toombs now calls Rome, Georgia home. There, she is putting her Columbus State education to use as a

Occupation: K-5 Math Content Specialist, Muscogee County School District Favorite CSU Memory: “Working on the Bibb City Project with Dr. Amanda Rees during Maymester 2009” Why did you choose to get involved? “The CSU Alumni Association does so much to engage alumni. I joined the board because I wanted to be actively involved in supporting and advocating for CSU.”

Recently added affinity groups have already developed deep roots and loyal followings. In 2017, the Young Alumni Council began more intentionally engaging new and under-40 alumni around their specific needs and interests.

Koth began her career as a senior patrol officer with the Forest Park Police Department, rising through the ranks from lead detective to operations commander.

“Mike has a strong track record of strengthening public safety and protecting Georgia’s communities,” Kemp said. “I’m looking forward to his impact on this important agency that makes our entire state a safer and better place to live, work, and raise our families.”

Association seeks nominations for new members to serve on its Board of Directors every January, with applications due in March. In addition, the association seeks nominees for its annual awards, which are presented during Homecoming week each fall. Nominations are usually due annually in August. STATE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE FROM THE ASSOCIATION FILES

In August, two Columbus State alumni were appointed to key law enforcement positions in Georgia. The fact that each holds master of public administration degrees from the university speaks volumes to how CSU prepares its graduates to be leaders in the public safety and governmental arenas.

(left to right) Retired Columbus State President Dr. Chris Markwood, Andy Luker ’12, Torrey Wiley ’97, and then-CSU Alumni Association President Cortney Wilson ’11,’12 at the 2021 Alumni Recognition Awards Luncheon.

Before being appointed to lead the GBI, he served as assistant chief of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, director of public safety for Cobb County, the chief of police for Cobb County, and the chief of police for Clayton County. A retired veteran, he served for 23 years in the U.S. Army Special Operations, including combat operations in Afghanistan.

Engagement Committee works closely with alumni engagement staff to connect students and alumni. Each group focuses on recruitment, retention, engagement and service within their unique networks through shared experiences that build a welcoming and supportive campus community.


DeWayne Harris ’14 Occupation: Director of Global Operations-Installations Americas, FavoriteElekta CSU Memory? “Being asked to share with my classmates the day-to-day use of P&L statements, understanding of run rates, and how to make real-life business decisions using managerial finance principles.” Why did you choose to get involved? “I joined the Alumni Board to give back a fraction of the knowledge and experience I received while attending CSU.”

The association’s goal today, as it was more than 50 years ago, is “to keep alumni connected, informed and involved with Columbus State University.” All CSU alumni automatically become members of the association at the time they graduate— making the association 38,000-plus members strong. Members can now be found in all 50 states, three U.S. territories and 70 Thecountries.CSUAlumni


Want to learn more about your CSU Alumni Association? Thinking about getting more involved? Then contact us at or 706.507.8946.


On Aug. 14, Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Michael “Mike” Register ’10 as director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).



Days later, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger promoted two-time public administration grad Sara Koth ’00,’01 to chief investigator for the Investigations Division of the Secretary of State’s office. She has nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience—over 15 of which includes supervisory roles. She will supervise 40-plus investigators, inspectors and support staff overseeing complex case management spanning 43 professional licensing boards, the State Election Board, cemeteries, charities, securities, and “Saracorporations.Kothis a seasoned law enforcement professional who will execute her duties with the highest degree of integrity,” Raffensperger said. “Her background complements the complex and unique investigations undertaken by the Secretary of State's office, and her skill-set makes her uniquely qualified for this role.”


Cox pursued his dream of becoming an international orchestral conductor after being the associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra for three years. While in this role, he won the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2018, which is a pinnacle award for a young American conductor. This afforded Cox the opportunity to travel and expand his international career, putting him in London after signing with Askonas Holt, one of the world’s leading arts management companies specializing in the field of classical music (which he has maintained professional representation with since).

“Some of the greatest composers are from Germany and I felt that it was important for me to live there so I could truly become closer to classical music, embrace the culture, learn to speak the language and work with the orchestras here,” he explained. “In Berlin, there are four major orchestras and three major opera houses. Every week there’s something new happening like world -class artists performing, so I’m able to not only live here but to be exposed daily to this great cultural exchange in the city.”

Cox mentioned how he pondered the idea of pursuing a music career as a teacher, professor, or band director. His experience in the Joyce and Henry Schwob School of Music encouraged him to dream big. While he credits the school for the world-class opportunities it provided, he also points to the fact it was small enough for him to discover himself and his passions. CSU gave Cox a sense of community and support among musicians, who became lifelong friends. He felt that the environment inspired him to work and practice every day, which was vital and important to nurturing his passions and motivating him to reach his dreams.


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“My conducting teacher Victor Yampolsky really believed in me and suggested that I do this professionally,” Cox said. “At first, I laughed, and I didn’t take it very seriously. But then he took me under his wing, and I started to really focus my attention on specializing to become an orchestral conductor.”

“Musicians are really concentrated in and around the RiverPark campus,” Cox explained. “It is a school where I was very lucky to be able to not only take conducting classes, but where I was also able to take private conducting lessons there with the director of bands. This really prepared me for graduate school, and because of Columbus State, I was able to go to graduate school at a very young age.”

Cox recounted how he transferred to CSU quite late in his undergraduate studies at a time when he was neither very motivated nor very happy. He credits his arrival at CSU for “rejuvenating my musical passions.”

From these experiences, Cox gravitated toward becoming a professional musician—specifically, a professional conductor.

“I was very fortunate to have a wonderful music education program when I was young, so I was lucky in that regard,” Cox said. “I just really enjoyed being part of a musical ensemble, and when it was time for me to choose what to do with my life, I was having so much fun, I decided to continue that track.”

After graduating from CSU, Cox studied conducting at Chicago’s Northwestern University—still with the idea of becoming a teacher or professor. While there, he was able to experience Chicago Symphony concerts and the Chicago Lyric Opera while working with international teachers and musicians.

A baton in one hand, his Columbus State degree in the other, 2009 Columbus State graduate Roderick Cox now travels the world conducting different orchestras. A native of Macon, Georgia, Cox began studying music in elementary school, which he continued through high school and to CSU, where he majored in music education. As he—and his appreciation for music—matured, he points to the rich musical history of his hometown as an influence on both him and his education.

“That comes through my experiences, through the makeup of my body, and my expressions,” he said. “Through my study of the music, I try to become whatever style that’s asked of me by the music.”

“I’m not just talking about black and white or this sort of race or that sort of race, but music used to be very much concentrated,” he said. “Now, we live in this globalized society where we’re exchanging things all the time, and it helps us to increase our understanding, tolerance, appreciation, and love for each other. And with that, I think hearing diverse voices, and bringing those diverse voices into our art form only helps to make us stronger and builds toward a brighter

Even when the piece is by Brahms or Beethoven, there is an element of himself that is very much immersed or embedded in the music.

“It’s a feeling that I almost can’t describe,” as he attempted to relay the combined feelings of electricity, excitement and the rush of adrenaline he frequently experiences as a conductor. “I wake up every morning and work very hard to try to get that feeling again and again and again. It is hard work, but there’s great beauty in the process, and also the feedbackexplained,originates,Thatwe’rehall.audienceenergyandperformancehavingtheofanintheThat’swhattherefor.”energyCoxfromthetheorchestra

“In order to become a classical musician, especially at a high level, is a very expensive endeavor,” Cox pointed out. “It takes a community of people to support the goals of young people who want to advance in this profession.”

View more of Roderick’s body of work at

Forfuture.”young musicians who may have the same passion for conducting as Cox does, he advises them to ask themselves if they can see themselves doing anything else other than conducting. If they cannot think of anything else, then he believes that conducting is the right path. Conducting, he says, is a lifelong commitment and dedication to music, as well as an obsessive desire to share music with others. The profession brings rejections and adversities, but Cox mentioned that if an individual believes they can handle it, then go after it.

As a maestro, Cox’s focus is always on the music and expressing the style he is working on in the best way possible. He compares the way he communicates with his orchestra when conducting to an actor or an actress playing a role in a movie.

Underscoring that the project was anything other than a vanity project, Cox created another prong to the project in 2018—the Roderick Cox Music Initiative (RCMI). RCMI was a fundraiser to support a scholarship initiative for young musicians who might aspire to walk in Cox’s footsteps but who may lack the financial or economic backing to do so. Cox’s program works with two artistic partners, MacPhail Center for Music and Walker West Academy. Through their collaboration, RCMI has donated several thousands of dollars to help about 20 young people over the past three years.

“You’re always going to see it’s Tom Cruise or Meryl Streep just a little bit, even though they’re playing other characters.”

Wielding the baton and shaping the mood and movement of an orchestra is a combination of feelings for Cox.


“When we were raising funds and doing things to support this film, I didn’t want to just tell my story and say, ‘if you work and practice hard, you can become a great musician.’ That wasn’t enough.”

Cox stars in a documentary entitled “Conducting Life” and presented at many well-renowned film festivals. In 2013, he was approached by filmmaker Diane Moore at the Aspen Music Festival. Moore wanted to do a profile on Cox. To their mutual surprise, the profile turned out to be a seven-year project, which became a feature-length film.

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receives from the audience. It was tough, he recalled, to feel that energy during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic because there were no live audiences—recalling the “who are we playing for” malaise he and his fellow musicians often Asexperienced.anAfrican American man, Cox sees the importance of making music accessible to everyone because he believes that music teaches individuals about emotions, feelings, desires and aspirations. Living in a globalized society, Cox thinks that representation is important for cultural exchange and necessary for creating a healthy society.

1970s Bobby Howard ’74 was named head baseball coach at Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida.  1980s Sammy Daniels ’80 was named to the South Georgia State College Athletic Hall of Fame. Tracey Strickland ’89 was promoted to director of tax resolution at Machen McChesney LLPS CPAs in Auburn, Alabama.


Harlan Proveaux ’15 was appointed to Georgia’s Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement

2000s Jennifer Aguirre ’04 was named director at St. Elmo Center for Gifted Education. Jaime Chavez ’04 was named principal at Gentian Elementary School. Tony Dimitri ’05 was named head baseball coach at Russell County High School. Mike Goins ’07 was promoted to major within the Marietta Police Department, where he has served for 36 years. Christine Hull ’05 was named executive director for preK-12 curriculum and instruction for Muscogee County Public Schools. Traveika Hunter ’06,’08 was named assistant principal at East Columbus Magnet Academy. Candace Lockhart ’05,’07,’17 was named principal at Lonnie Jackson Academy. Shelley Reed ’04 was honored for her contributions to the field of mental health awareness and counseling at the 15th annual Rosa Parks Women of Courage event.

1990s Garrick Church ’97,’00,’07 was named assistant principal at Spencer High School. Todd Quintard ’98 was named pastor of Central Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. Thomas Vickers ’98 retired as principal of Central High School after serving the school for over 30 years—the last 12 years as principal.

2010s Dee Bennett ’18 was named to the 2022 Class of Women Who Shape the State of Alabama by “This is Alabama.” Michael Browning ’17 was named principal at Ithica Elementary School in Carroll County, Georgia.   Nesha Campbell ’11 was named principal at Upson-Lee Elementary School. She previously served as assistant principal at Upson-Lee High School. Gerald Chichester ’13 was named the 2022 Kevin A. Gooch Mentor of the Year by Emerging 100 of Atlanta.  Austin Collins ’18 was named CEO and CMO for 5Strands Affordable Testing. Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar ’16 had artwork featured in an exhibition at Laura Rathe Fine Art in Dallas. Aaron Eubanks ’19 was named assistant principal at C.A. Gray Junior High School.

Shawanna Taylor ’04 was recently promoted to senior manager of nursing informatics at Emory Healthcare and is currently preparing to implement a new EHR for the health system’s 11 hospitals and 250-plus clinics.

Fund by Gov. Brian Kemp. He currently serves as the deputy director of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Brooks Robinson ’18 was named assistant principal at Sumter County Elementary School. Jasmine Scott ’16,’17 was named assistant principal at North Augusta High School.


 Erin Sizemore ’12,’16 was named assistant principal at Eagle Ridge Academy. Alana Spiece ’17,’19 was named head volleyball coach at Russell County High School. Angela Thomas ’13,’15 earned her Ph.D. in behavior analysis from Western Michigan University.   Laura Velasquez ’11 was promoted to the rank themajorofinU.S. Air Force and has served as an active-duty RN for 10 years. ’11,’12WilsonCortney and husband Craig welcomed their son Craig Wynell Wilson on May 21.  Mike Wilson ’11 retired from the Dalton Police Department, where he served for 29 years. Matthew Wolfe ’10 was promoted to deputy commissioner at the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice system. Kimberly Wright ’16,’17 was named the communications director for the Muscogee County School District. 2020s Kenyatta Aldridge ’21 was named assistant principal at Sumter County High School. Jake Harris ’22 and wife Chloe were married on June 18 in Thomaston, Georgia. Jake recently joined CSU’s Office of Advancement as a development officer.  Received a promotion? Won an award? Had a baby? Got married? Simply need to update your contact Shareinformation?your updates with us

’16,’18GrayAlexis and Kenny Gray ’17,’20 welcomed their son Kenneth L. Gray III on June 9.  Haley Greene ’17 is the executive director of Main Street Wetumpka (Alabama).  Ryan Ihle ’17,’20 has been named head baseball coach at CommunityWallaceCollege. Mike Keener ’15 was chiefnamedof police at Clayton State University.  Brianna McClain ’16 was named content specialist at VantagePoint Marketing. Sonia Moore ’18 was named assistant principal at Dorothy Height Elementary School. Akinola Oladipo ’16 retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service.


 Sommer Rinehart ’05 and husband Jeff welcomed their daughter Mary Alys Rinehart on Feb. 22. Michael ’01,’06,’08Seckinger was named principal at Double Churches Middle School. Ebony Robinson ’08,’09,’13 was named assistant principal at Davis Elementary.


“I always knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I would help my younger brothers with their homework. I was born in Jamaica, so over the summers, we would go there and I would work with children at Vacation Bible School. Growing up, my friends could always turn to me and say, ‘Hey Vanessa, could you explain this?’ And I just had this innate ability to break things down for people and have them understand it. So, all of these things just made me know that teaching was what I was born to do with my life.


“Dr. [Victor] Salazar, [the director of the Ivy Center for the Cultural Approach to History], is a huge part of my success as an educator. Not only did I learn the Cultural Approach to History from him, but Dr. Salazar helped shape me as a leader. He invited me to be a part of the Ivey Associates, an advisory council to the Ivey Center, on a volunteer basis. He also provided me opportunities to present my own Cultural Approach sessions during the summers and on Saturdays. He paired me with new teachers so I could help guide and mentor them as they learned this new framework. Dr. Salazar taught me to be a caring and empathetic educator. I try to emulate how he shows up for his students and colleagues. He is a quiet cheerleader, always there, willing to give, willing to help, willing to put you in connection with people to network and further your impact.”


“Someone once told me that the measure of a true educator is the impact that they have on students. Years from now, I would hope that my students would say, first and foremost, that I loved them. That I honored their humanity—that even though they were kids, I treated them with kindness, dignity and respect. It’s very important to me that they feel that way. I would also hope that they would say I believed in them—that I showed up for them, and I cared for them, not only as students, but as individuals. I challenge them and I push them to discover their capacity to learn is far greater than they ever can imagine.”

“Gratitude. Intense, immense gratitude. I think my heart might explode from all of the love I’ve received. My face was actually sore for days from all the smiling, laughing and crying I did after being named teacher of the year. I am honored to represent the Muscogee County School District and the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation. I am also honored to represent the school district in which I was raised. To represent the district in this way has been the honor of a lifetime. This experience is forever branded on my heart. I hope I represent this district well and make everyone proud!”





Years from now, I would hope that my students would say, first and foremost, that I loved them. That I honored their humanity…[that] I believed in them….

In May, the Muscogee County School District named two-time Columbus State alumna Vanessa Ellis ’11,’19 as its 2022 Teacher of the Year. Ellis, an eighth grade social studies teacher at Veterans Memorial Midd le School, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CSU—both in history.

“Caroline Lawson Ivey was an Alabama author, and the foundation in her name administers grants for aspiring middle and secondary-level teachers. It funds the work of CSU’s Cultural Approach framework. I was first introduced to that framework when I attended the Fundamentals week-long session in the summer of 2012. I had been teaching for only one year and had attended many professional developments as a novice teacher, but my week at CSU was unlike anything I experienced during the regular school year. Through all of these opportunities, I have gained invaluable strategies, networking and collaboration with teachers—many of whom I continue to work with to this day.”


COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY CLOCK TOWER: 2022 MAGAZINE EDITION | 15 PHILANTHROPY IMPACT OF PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT IN FISCAL YEAR 2022 Data reported here is reflective of gifts received by the CSU Foundation Inc. from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022 (Fiscal Year 2022) to benefit Columbus State University.* $6,972,770 VALUE OF FY22 GIFTS RECEIVED BY THE CSU FOUNDATION 38.5% compared to FY21 $80 million APPROXIMATE VALUE OF THE CSUENDOWMENTFOUNDATION $2.4 million IN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO 1,060 CSU STUDENTS DURING ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22 GIVING BY PURPOSE GIVING BY SOURCE * pre-audited FY22 financial data 20-YEAR GIVING TRENDS With total donations of $266,833,261 received between FY02 and FY22, Columbus State ranks 5th among all 26 USG institutions and 1st among all USG state universities for gifts received during the past 20 years. During that same period, 9.8% of gifts came from alumni. Community, corporate and foundation gifts account for 33.9% of all gifts received. $3,186 AVERAGE FY22 DONATION 18.3% vs. FY21 2.8 AVERAGE GIFTS RECEIVED PER DONOR IN FY22 GIVING TO SPECIFIC CSU UNITS

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Butler C.C. & Sarah T. Butler Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Candler Carmike Cinemas Mr. & Mrs. Cecil M. Cheves ^ Dr. Flora M. Clark Kriss & Lisa Cloninger Coca-Cola Foundation ^ Dr. Thomas A. Cochran Jr. Columbus Memory Center Columbus State University Alumni CommunityAssociationFoundation for Greater CommunityAtlanta Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Community Projects Foundation Community Scholarship Fund Trust ^ Virginia Cook Lee & ^ Katie Lou Cook ^ Lovick P. & Elizabeth T. Corn Lovick P. & Elizabeth T. Corn Dr.FoundationGeorgeR. Corradino Country’s Barbecue Fred & Priscilla Crawford Ray E. & Evelyn Crowley The Crowley Foundation ^ John F. Cunningham ^ Martha King Cunningham ^ Mrs. C. William Curry Janet Wynell Davis Marleen De Bode & Marc Olivié ^Richard C. Doub Alan Earnest ^ Katherine Neill McDuffie Elebash ExxonMobil Foundation ^ Moselle Worsley Fletcher ^ Gordon Flournoy Jr. Mr. John F. Flournoy Mrs. Frank D. Foley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. 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PHILANTHROPY J. Rick & Cindy Alexander ^ W. Mizell & Julie S. Alexander Mae E. Allen, Ph.D., MT(ASCP) ^ John B. Amos Don & Diane Andrae ^ Mrs. John S. Averill ^ Champ Jr. & Sue Anne Baker Peggy H. Batastini Robin ^CameronRichardBatastiniL.BaxterP.BeanAgnesF.Ridley Bell ^ Carter & Susan Berry ^ Richard Howard Bickerstaff ^ Alfonso Biggs ^ Tom & Doris Black Mary V. Blackmon Sis & Jim Blanchard James & Pamela Borders ^ Elizabeth Dedman Heard Bosch ^ Juanita C. Brawner Dr. Barbara A. Brinson ^ Leo & ^ Florence Brooks Frank & Jo Ann Brown ^ Thomas B. Jr. & ^ Violet Litchfield Buck ^ Thomas B. III & Susan U. Buck Jim & Nancy Buntin Wade M. & Dotty Burford Craig & Adriane Burgess ^ Otis & Eleanor Burnham Dorothy Jean Bush ^ Clarence C. Butler Kent & Steve Butler ^ Sarah T. Butler ^ G. V. Carr ^John D. Cartledge Irene S. Champion ^ Jane T. M. Christophil ^ Dr. Flora M. Clark ^ Gerald G. & ^ Linnie T. Coady ^ Lovick P. & Elizabeth T. Corn Ray & Evelyn Crowley ^ John F. Cunningham ^ Martha King Cunningham ^ Mrs. C. William Curry ^ Annie George Owen Curry ^ Geri Davis Janet Wynell Davis Jon C. & Lindi Dodds ^ Dr. Frances M. Duncan ^ Michael H. Edmondson ^ Katherine Neill McDuffie Elebash ^ Frances H. Ellis Kenneth E. & Shari Evans Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Farmer Vicki Jiles Flanagan ^ Moselle Worsley Fletcher ^ Gordon Flournoy Jr. ^ Mrs. Frank D. Foley Jr. ^ Mildred Miller Fort ^ John C. Fortenberry Jr. ^ D. Clyde & Mellie Fountain Gardiner W. & Lenora J. Garrard Kimberly Kocian Gavin Hal & Marie Gibson Joseph Golden Gail B. Greenblatt ^ Myron S. & ^ Gladys S. Greentree ^ Louise B. Griffin ^ Ester H. Guinan ^ Annabel D. Hagood Mrs. Richard R. Hallock ^ Isla & ^ Flournoy Hamburger ^ Leah D. Hamer Mr. & Mrs. Kerry W. Hand ^ Claudia Brooks Harman ^ Morton & Judye Harris Dr. Thomas & Sarah Harrison Jean M. Hartin Dr. Elizabeth D. Heard JoAnne J. & Robert G. Hecht Lionel Lee Hector Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Henson Jr. Joyce Hickson ^ Nancy Rothschild Hill Mark G. & Deborah Holladay ^ Janet B. Hollis ^ Georgia Mae Hopkins ^ Mrs. John R. Howard ^ William T. Howard Janice W. Hudson Mark W. Hudson ^ Madge J. Hughes ^ George & Jo Jeter ^ Constance P. Johnson W. Randall & Patricia Jones Wanda S. Jones ^ Ralph & ^ Willodene Julius Anita & Joseph Kelley Charlyn & ^ Allen Kerr Rocky & Susan Kettering ^ James W. & Ann G. Key Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Key III ^ Cecile Diane King ^ J. Dupont Kirven Jr. Nelson & Martha Kittle Joyce & Bob Koon Diane E. LaFontaine Jo Ellen Lapides ^ Leon Lapides, M.D. John & Kayron Laska ^ Virginia Cook Lee Tony & Mary Jane Link ^ James B. & Florence Lipham ^ Martha Gibson Long ^ Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Randall K. Lunsford ^ Florence Lynn ^ Katherine Hines Mahan Chris & Bridget Markwood ^ Lon D. III & Lynda Marlowe Suzanne Maynard ^ Dr. Mary E. Mercer Tim & Lauren Mescon ^ Polly Corn Miller ^ William L. & ^ Betty G. Mock Tim Money ^ J. Tom Morgan Jr. Pam & Andy Moye ^ Kenneth Nance Jaynie L. Nesmith ^ Carrie Daniel Newsom ^ Mrs. Virginia I. Norman Mr. & Mrs. James Edward Norris Jr. ^ Mary Blanche Owen ^ Dr. Jack Rodney Pace H. Lynn & Ida P. Page ^ Lucy Quillian Page Dan & Teri Parker Michael W. & Jayne Patrick ^ Gene Everett Paul ^ Ruth Mahone Phillips ^ Grace Hunter Ratley ^ Mr. & Mrs. T. Samuel Rawls Jr. Bill DoyleReaves&Nancy Register Geri Regnier Mrs. Benno Rothschild ^ Eula M. Runnels ^ Frances W. Rutledge ^ John & ^ Judith Satlof Charlotte A. Saunders ^ Gerald B. Sr. & ^ Charlotte A. Saunders Linda & Mike Sawyer Otis & Sandy Scarborough ^ Jack S. Schiffman Jr. ^ Dr. Mary W. Schley Marvin & Ruth Schuster Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Schwob ^ Ruth S. Schwob ^ Florence J. Sears ^ Maurice & ^ Fay W. Shapiro ^ Edward S. & ^ Mildred Shorter ^ James Henry & ^ Gladys M. Smith Calvin Smyre J. Edward & Sharon Sprouse ^ T. Hiram & ^ Bonnie Stanley Ronald Streby Henry Swift Mat & Mary Lou Swift Patty Kimbrough Taylor ^ Pearl A. Thiele Cindy & Kirk Ticknor Mr. & Mrs. Philip W. Tomlinson ^ D. Abbott & ^ Elizabeth Bradley Turner ^ Martha S. Turner ^ William B. Sr. & ^ Sue T. Turner William B. Turner Jr. Rick & Jan Ussery Teddie L. Ussery ^ Mary P. Vaughan Mr. & Mrs. Wright Brown Waddell Sherry F. Wade ^ Clifford R. Watson Lamar & Dorenda Weaver ^ Jeanne Weil L. Rexford & ^ Lynn K. Whiddon ^ Mary Jo Whitley Ann Williamson ^ Dr. William A. Wolff ^ R.W. Wood Jr. ^ J. Barnett Woodruff M. Troy & Gloria Woods ^Jean D. Wright James D. & Ruth B. Yancey 18 | COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY CLOCK TOWER: 2022 MAGAZINE EDITION Society membership as of July 31, 2022 | ^ deceased The Legacy Society is comprised of a select group of alumni and friends who have notified the university of specific provisions in their estate, retirement or life insurance plans or have named the university as a beneficiary of a charitable trust or life income gift, such as an annuity. THE LEGACY SOCIETY “My Columbus State experience not only paved the way for me to achieve my dream of becoming a doctor; I also learned what it truly means to be a servant first. My time in CSU’s KylalivespositivelymytaughtLeadershipServantProgrammehowtousestrengthstoimpacttheofothers.”Mims’22 Health CurrentlySciences(BiomedicalScience,minor)enrolledattheEdwardViaCollegeofOsteopathicMedicine,Auburn,Alabama

Kenneth Harrison Thomas Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Will White Estate of Mr. J. Barnett Woodruff

Jack & Nicole Ceccato Mr. & Mrs. Cecil M. Cheves Coca-Cola Foundation Mrs. Elizabeth T. Corn

Mr. & Mrs. A. Comer Hobbs Sr. Bruce & June Howard Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan L. Liss Mr. & Mrs. John C. Martin II Jack & JoRhee Pezold Piedmont Columbus Regional Walter Alan Richards Foundation

Jim & Nancy Buntin Shannon I. & Peter M. Candler Hughston Clinic Thornton & Sue Jordan Akitoshi & Etsuko Kan Grady D. & Jamie H. Lee Platinum Circle annual gifts of $10,000 or more Bo Bartlett & Betsy Eby Columbus Sports Council Inc. Ray & Evelyn Crowley

Robinson, Grimes & Company P.C. Gerald B. & Charlotte A. Saunders

Gail B. KennethGreenblattM.Henson Jr. Family Tony & Linda Hollis Kelsey L. & Barbara B. Kennon


Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Butler

William D. Arnold BettyAT&TL. Auten Mrs. Donald F. Broda

University Partners annual gifts of $25,000 or more

PaulAflacS. & Jean R. Amos Family Bradley-TurnerFoundation

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Hecht

James Money Tim & Mariana Money Dr.OmegaFi&Mrs. Edwin L. Page

Richard & Ann Strub

Janet Wynell Davis Dougherty, McKinnon & Luby LLC

EstateFoundationofJack S. Schiffman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Schwob Sara D. & J. Kyle Spencer Family Mrs. Barbara C. Swift

John E. & Cher Erickson

Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Robbins

Alan MildredEarnestMiller Fort Foundation Georgia Power Foundation Mrs. Richard R. Hallock E. David Hart Jr. Caroline Lawson Ivey Memorial KohlerFoundationFoundation Inc. Mrs. T. Sam Rawls Scott D. & Rochelle D. Ressmeyer

Maxine R. Schiffman

Jimmy & Ruth Yancey Leadership Circle annual gifts of $20,000 or more Brasfield & Gorrie Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. Hal J. Gibson Hardaway Foundation

Joseph M. & Maria C. Lunsford

James O. Goodroe

Fred & Priscilla Crawford

Mrs. Charlotte A. Saunders Mr. & Mrs. Todd A. Schuster Dr. Eva M. Sperk Mr. & Mrs. William B. Turner Jr. W.C. Bradley Company Diamond Circle annual gifts of $15,000 or more

Cornerstone Partners annual gifts of $50,000 or more

Paul H. Duncan


Anna K. & Jake Flournoy

Mr. & Mrs.

Mr. & Mrs. Philip W. Tomlinson W. B. & Sue T. Turner Family Mr. & Mrs. John T. Turner University System of Georgia Mr.Foundation&Mrs.John Walden Mrs. Davis R. Watson Woodruff Family Foundation

The Estate of F. L. Griffin & Louise B. Griffin John & Pat Hart

Tony & Mary Jane Link

Mr. & Mrs. Mason H. Lampton Dom & Hildagine Manio Estates of Lindsey & Betty Mock Pratt & Whitney

Jack M. Passailaigue Jr. Joan Swift Redmond The Estate of Flo Jean Sears Mr. & Mrs. John A. Shinkle Greg & Pam Siddall Nicholas & Amanda Smith St. Francis Hospital Julieta Sutton Mr. & Mrs. Asa V. Swift Prem & Neelam Virmani Mr. & Mrs. Wright B. Waddell L. Rexford Whiddon J. W. & Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Rebecca K. & Sidney H. Yarbrough III, MD Gold annualCirclegiftsof $7,500 or more Emory J. & Alicia Alexander Wanda & Shelby Amos Sue Anne Baker Kerry & Donna Hand Robert & Susan Cheney Hiers Peggy Blanchard Smith Ms. Patty Kimbrough Taylor PatTerracon&Jack Wilensky Silver Circle annual gifts of $5,000 or more Dr. Catalina T. Aranas D. Pearson & Stacey W. Beardsley Albert & Ruth Caproni Creek Stand Partners LP Bill & Yvonne Culpepper Raymond Robert Culpepper Bill Mr.Edwards&Mrs.Thad Estes Suzanne & Joel Fine Fountain, Arrington, Bass, Mercer & Lee KimberlyP.C.Kocian Gavin Joseph D. Golden Dr. & Mrs. Ken Goldman Roger Greenwald Judye S. Harris Mr. & Mrs. James M. Hatcher Jr. Evan Isaacs C.B. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Key III Kinetic Credit Union Craig Lloyd Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Lumpkin III Mediacom PasaquanOutdoorOconeeNextA.Mr.IsaCorporationCommunications&RyanMeeks&Mrs.WilliamMiddletonJ.&JoLynMorrisGenerationFoundationGolfCompanyLLCEvents,Inc.PreservationSociety Inc. Sally Swift-IllgesJohnMurrayTommyRobertGeoffKimberlyDr.StephenPhillipsSawyerWilliamS.SchleyM.Scott&SharonSearcyF.SharpeSharpe&CeliaSolomonR.&ClaudiaC.StephensonFoundation Mr.JudyReneeSynovusTharpW.Thomas&Mrs.Hooper A. Turner Jr. Wealth Intelligence Raymond James D. Lamar & Dorenda Weaver Bronze Circle annual gifts of $2,500 or more Don & Diane Andrae Maria Luisa Aranas Earl G. & Jane Bagley Drs. Karin & Champ Baker III Sara B. Bradley William A. & Susan B. Brogdon Ann Burr Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Cardin Columbus Speech & Hearing Center Dr. George R. Corradino William & Kansas Crane Robert & Susan Culpepper Lisa Digiacomo Bob & Jan Elkins Dr. Spencer Garrard & The Rev. Dr. Cynthia C. Garrard Jim & Sally Q. Gates Global Payments Inc. Linnea H. Grosse John MarkHargroveW.&Rashmi J. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Bill Huff Mr. & Mrs. Roderick C. Hunter Edwin & Hayden Johns Erwin D. Key Nelson & Martha Kittle F. Clason Kyle John & Kayron Laska Florence Mercedes-BenzLipham of Columbus Frank & Debbie Deal Moody Mr.TheMr.RobertM.MorganStanleyAnnParham&LindaPeacock&Mrs.DonPeekPresserFoundation&Mrs.AlanC.Ramsay Jr. Mike & Geri Regnier Bob & Maureen Roth Otis & Sandy Scarborough Frank & Meg Schley J. Smith Lanier & Co. Tommy & Karen Stewart Stresser & Associates PC Tom & Dee Dee Tebeau Ruby Jewel Tucker Rick & Jan Ussery Teddie & Mike Ussery Dr. Thomas A. Wade & Sherry F. Wade Wells Fargo Foundation COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY CLOCK TOWER: 2022 MAGAZINE EDITION | 19 annual gifts received between June 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022 | ^ deceased The Tower Society recognizes those supporters who faithfully make annual gifts to Columbus State University at the minimum leadership level of $1,000.THE TOWER SOCIETY



Garrard Clark & Barbara Gillett Dr. &

Haneman Scott & Jennie Hannay Eric & Connie Happell Andy & Jane Harp Mr. &


Huff Jr. Edgar & Anne F. Hughston Dr. Barbara J. Hunt Richard & Jennifer Joyner Larry & Rhonda Kees William P. Kendall Kennon, Parker, Duncan & Davis Char RockyKerr&Susan Kettering Deborah Kidder Betty Lindsay King Russell King Dr. & Mrs. Ashok Kumar Rachael Lambert Harold R. Jr. & Leah B. Lee H. Owen Lee Jr. Mrs. Donald M. Leebern Jr. Danny E. & Johnnie S. Leedy Ms. Kathryn LeNoir & Mr. Ted Woleslagle William David LeNoir & Michele LeNoir Dr. David H. Levine David & Karen Lewis Hon. Julia Willcox Lumpkin Sando & Col. Donald Mark Sando William Makepeace Michael A. Marchetti Chris & Bridget Markwood Brenda H. Marley Jimmy & Kitty McKinstry Jason & Heather McNeal John & Jan ChristopherMerritt&Wendy Miller Walter Miller Robert & Lauren Murray Judith M. Nail Vincent & Dian Naman NetPlanner System Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Olson Margaret & John Page Mrs. Nancy H. Palmer Howard Park John C. Parmer Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Patton Rock Mr.CherryPayneN.Pease&Mrs.JackJ. Pease III Howard Pickerd Theo LanceWilliamWilliamPinkstonPolkD.PorterL.&Katherine J. Posey Lamar & Ruth Ann Powers Charles F. & Beverly W. Ragsdale Janet & Todd Reeser Mr.Refresco&Mrs. Doyle Register Linda Reusmann Mrs. Charlie Frank Riley Sommer Bundy Rinehart Alan F. Rothschild Jr. Babette M. Rothschild Victor Martin Salazar Ms. Marnie Salter Dicky & Kay Saunders Linda & Mike Sawyer Mary SergiuSchild&Helen Schwartz Richard Sears Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Secoy Lisa J. Shaw Mr. Charles & Dr. Gina Sheeks Agnes A. Shelton John T. & Angela M. Sims Stan & Ann Smith Adam & Cathryn Smitherman St. Luke United Methodist Church Susan & George Stanton Rose Hurt Steiner Dr. Glenn D. Stokes Mike & Gena Stone Synovus Trust Company NA, Foundation & Endowment Services Steve & Laura Taylor Tech Systems Inc. John & Pam Thayer Cindy & Kirk Ticknor Dawn Trimble Mr. & Mrs. Perrin C. Trotter

Chick-fil-ALindaIreneSaraDukeDr.EdithBarbaraCangemiC.CarltonJ.CarterFondaL.CarterCartledge&KeithChamblessS.ChampionJ.ChappelatMaconRoad FSU Chick-fil-A at Manchester Expwy. FSU Tuan Minh & Kim Clay

Neal KennethFenterR.& R. Fischer & Jean Flowers Mr. & Mrs. Andy N. Freeman W. & Lenora J. Mrs. S. C. S. M. Mrs. B. Harp


Jimmy & Anne Marie Brooks

Gristina Jong W. Ha Gina & Bryan Hall Steven & Barbara Hall Mrs. Barbara




Goldman Michael Goodman Dr. Deirdre

D. &

John William Crawford

Jesse W. Jr. & Julie T. Creasy & Mayra Creed Mrs. Pat Daniel & Mr. Stephen J. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. David Jr. Ms. Beverly Mack Davis of Geri Davis & Talley Dentzau & Donna Dooley


Uptown & Mrs. Jose’ A. Villavicencio


Jr. Scott & Laura Harris Charles & Jane Hecht Ed & Lana Helton Paul L.





Drs. Frank & Jo Ann Brown & Anne Bruni & Dorothy Bryant Harriette & Bob Buchanan Alice Budge & Mr. John Greenman & Mrs. Wade M. Burford Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Callaway

Gary ClarenceBoutonL.& Belinda J. Brantley Dr. & Mrs. Philip L. Brewer




CraigWilliamson&Cortney Wilson Kay



Kate C. Joseph P. Zollo $1,000 more & Mrs. Jeffrey G. Adams & Kathy Allen





Joe Kathleen P.


Timothy Villegas Ceci Riedel & Mrs. John W. Walden III & Mrs. John I. Waldrop & Mrs. Bruce Walker & Lulie Wallace White & Susan Whitley and the Estate of Mary Jo Whitley Randy & Judy T. Whitt

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Kristy Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Elizondo


Busan Global Village





Greer Susan

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Ann & Mickey Witt C. III & Laura Woodruff

J. E. Dunn Construction Company & Jean Dyer

Joel & Sybrina Wooten Denise Aysel Yardley, M.D. Anne Yu

QR code or visit columbusstate. edu/22HonorRoll “Thanks to Columbus State, I get hands-on job shadowing experience. I also benefit from scholarship support that helps me stay on track to earn my Kaitlyndegree.”Shepherd ’24 Kinesiology (Exercise Science concentration)

Tommy & Cindy Williams

Copper Circle annual gifts of

Wilson Mrs.


Jack G. Turner



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Mae E. Allen “Pops” & Jannie Barnes Sr. Peggy Batastini Mr. & Mrs. Wayne W. Beck


Susan Berry & Mrs. Walker R. Bickerstaff Mrs. James J.W. Biggers Jr. Mr.PeggyBlackmonBladen&Mrs.James H. Blanchard Deborah Bordelon Mr. Thomas Lanham

Matt Andrade ’97 Pops Barnes ’01 Al Bruni ’82 Adam Coursey ’99,’02 Marvin Crumbs ’94,’97 Quent DeLoach ’10,’13,’17 Jessica Ferriter ’16 Jacqueline Flakes ’94,’96 Ellie Fober ’14 DeWayne Harris ’14 Carlie Hinson ’16,’18 Melissa Ingle Hammer ’05 Troy Jackson ’11 Tom Kirkbride ’01,’05 Sendreka Lakes ’11,’13 Jessica Lange ’15 Stefan Lawrence ’09,’12 Candice Lawrence ’13 Amber Massey ’97,’98 Judy Nail ’73,’76 Carmen Overton ’05 Melanie Phillips Brown ’05,’10,’11 Gwen Ruff ’88 De’Ana Singletary ’07,’15 Officers Twilya Toombs ’05, President Lionel Haynes Jr. ’06,’07, VicePresident Michelle McIntire ’94, Secretary Cortney Wilson ’11,’12, ImmediatePastPresident Katie Evans ’11,’13, ExecutiveDirector CSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Directors Emory Alexander ’74 Jay Alexander ’01 Nancy Buntin ’68 Janet Davis ’80,’81 Nora Garrard David Hart ’77 Mark Hudson ’83 Jack Key Jamie Lee ’93 Dian Naman Allen Pettis ’92 Lynne Phillips ’83,’88 Alan Rothschild ’14 Gwen Ruff ’88 Frank Schley John Shinkle Pam Siddall ’91 Richard Smith ’75 Brad PattyChrisSherryTurnerWadeWillWhiteWoodruffEmeritusJimBlanchardCardin’94RayCrowleyGregDavisJeanHartin’72 Bill President/CEO,President,President,2022-23TheLamarLevBobHeardKoonNormanJackPezoldPowers’67,’70BillReaves’66OtisScarboroughMarvinSchusterSydneySmithAllenTaber’77PhilTomlinsonJimmyYancey’64HonoraryMrs.RichardHallockHon.CalvinSmyreAssociateTroyKeller,Ph.D.ExecutiveOfficerCSUFacultySenateTwilyaToombs’05CSUAlumniAssociationCortneyWilson’11,’12CSUAthleticAssociationJeraldMitchellGreaterColumbusChamberofCommerce Tim Money ’86 FinanceInvestmentBoardChairandCommitteeChairToddSchusterTreasurerand&AuditCommitteeChairLulaHuffSecretaryWadeBurford’78DevelopmentCommitteeChair Steve Butler RockyTrusteeshipCommitteeChairTeddieUsseryImmediatePastChairJohnM.FuchkoIII,Ed.D.CSUPresidentandMember-At-LargeKettering,Ed.D.,CFREExecutiveDirectorandEx-OfficioMemberTrusteesOfficers CSU FOUNDATION Robert Anderson Butch Barwick ’73 Matt Bell ’92,’96 Ben Brannin Janet W. Davis ’80,’81 Allen Denham ’74 Michael Ernst ’14 Dennis Hendrix ’75 Owen Lee ’80,’84 Mark Littleton Richard Saunders ’76 Cameron Saunders John Shinkle Brian Stubbs Johnny Walden John BruceWaldenWalker Officers Cortney Wilson ’11,’12, President Merri Sherman ’04, VicePresident Suzanne Maynard ’87, Treasurer Adam Smitherman, PastPresident Rocky Kettering, Ed.D., CFRE, ExecutiveDirector CSU ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Directors Wade Burford ’78 Pace Halter Will Peek Bill Reaves ’66 Mat Swift John M. Fuchko III, Ed.D. CSUInterimPresidentandMember-at-Large Officers Rick Gordy ’90, Chair Todd Schuster, ViceChair Janet Davis ‘80,’81, Treasurer Ron Thomas ’85, Secretary Jim Akin, ExecutiveDirector CSU FOUNDATION PROPERTIES Directors COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY’S VOLUNTEER ALUMNI AND PHILANTHROPIC BOARDSTHIS YEAR REPRESENTS THE FIRST TIME IN COLUMBUS STATE’S HISTORY THAT ALUMNI LEAD ALL FOUR OF ITSBOARDS!VOLUNTEER

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