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Greetings, ‘Love and Loyalty’ is the focus of this edition of GC Magazine, as we continue pursuing the theme which has resonated so deeply with alumni and friends of Georgetown College. It has emerged as the rallying theme to which record numbers of individuals have responded, and we are thrilled to support that momentum with photographs from alumni gatherings, along with heartfelt words from some of the College’s many friends. Indeed, one of the most enjoyable dimensions of this year is seeing the way alumni are responding enthusiastically on behalf of their College. For those of us who understand well the love one can hold for an alma mater, the positive energy of this year is a beautiful thing to behold. Not only is it providing support and resources that are needed this year, but it is establishing a broad and firm foundation of loyal Georgetown College supporters for many years to come.

PUBLISHER Jim Allison DESIGNER Kelsey Berry '11 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Allison, Jenny Elder, Robin Oldham, Jonathan Sands Wise PHOTOS Jim Allison, Paul Atkinson, Richard Davis, H.K. Kingkade ‘83 FOR COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION, CONTACT: Office of College Relations & Marketing 400 East College Street Georgetown, KY 40324-1696 502.863.7922 GC Magazine is published by the Georgetown College Office of College Relations & Marketing. © Copyright Georgetown College, 2017 Georgetown College admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

On top of that network strength which is being assembled, this Fall’s 2017 entering class is already projected to be our largest in many years. Our Admissions team is working hard, and the key indicators of applications, admittances, and deposits are all well ahead of last year’s numbers. So when those students arrive, we will not only receive them as entering freshmen, but future alumni whose love of their alma mater will ring as true as the comments you read inside these pages. Thank you for your support along the way, and please enjoy this edition of the magazine. Sincerely,

M. Dwaine Greene President





Two of Georgetown College’s three prestigious faculty awards that are presented annually have been given. This year, both went to professors of Psychology. A third, the Cawthorne Award, will honor an individual recognized as an outstanding teacher at spring commencement. At Opening Convocation in September, the John Walker Manning Distinguished Mentor Award was presented to Jennifer Price, Associate Professor of Psychology. Regan Lookadoo, Professor of Psychology, received the Curry Award for Faculty Excellence at the January Founders’ Day Convocation.

The Manning Distinguished Mentor Award honors a faculty member who has shown a commitment to the college by being involved with students and who has also demonstrated excellence in teaching. “Nominees shall have demonstrated leadership in mentoring and counseling students in their academic coursework and other aspects of college life during the past two years,” said Provost Dr. Rosemary Allen as she prepared to present this year’s award. “They shall have demonstrated collegiality, Georgetown attitude and spirit, and high moral character. And they shall have contributed to the college academic community above

and beyond regular duties during the past two years. “The Manning Award is special because students make nominations and have a significant voice in choosing the winner.” Of the 2016 Manning Award winner, Dr. Allen said, “This year’s recipient is one of those extraordinary individuals who understands how important it is to the liberal arts experience for students to combine academic excellence with a deep commitment to personal formation. She ensures that students experience the joys and challenges of research in her field, mentoring them through the process of exploring a research question and then presenting their research at professional conferences.



“She has taught an extraordinary list of classes in her discipline while focused on helping her students understand the range of possibilities in her field. But for her students, true value comes from her commitment to hands-on learning, service-learning, and civic engagement. Her long hours of advising and mentoring help lead her students toward self-discovery. Her work with student organizations that are focused on social justice has helped Georgetown College become an increasingly inclusive community.” Dr. Price has taught in the Department of Psychology since 2004. The Curry Award is named in honor of Drs. Ralph Curry and Gwen Curry, two long-time leaders of the Georgetown

College faculty and former chairs of the English department. The award is intended to recognize three elements of faculty life that were important to the Currys: service to faculty, excellence in scholarship, and dedication to students. An exemplar of the best in teaching and scholarship as well as service to both the faculty and the community is how Dr. Allen described Regan Lookadoo as she prepared to present her with the Curry Award. “As a scholar, she is much respected in her field of research, presenting and publishing in her field. But the key component in the Curry Award is the evidence of service to the faculty and the world, and she has served as an inspiring leader both on and off this campus,” said Dr. Allen. “On campus, she has chaired her department, been a ‘go-to’ person on numerous high-profile committees, worked closely with our staff in the promotion of quality practices in student advising, and I could go on-and-on. But she is perhaps most noted both on campus and across the state for her passionate devotion to the prevention of Human Trafficking. Her leadership in this area has earned her the respect of her students, her colleagues, and citizens both within the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the nation.” Dr. Lookadoo joined the faculty of Georgetown College in 2001.

Bachelor’s, Master of Arts in Education Degrees Conferred in December Ceremony



“Have faith, the best is yet to come if you have the courage to see it through.” Those encouraging words were from Kevin Hub, Ph.D., as he spoke to graduates at Georgetown College’s winter commencement. The ceremony for December graduates was held Dec. 14 in John L. Hill Chapel. Commencement is a milestone, one of life’s landmark occasions. Dr. Hub, the superintendent of Scott County Public Schools who earned his undergraduate degree at West Point, offered three hallowed words from when General Douglas MacArthur addressed the 1962 West Point graduates – duty, honor, country – that reverently dictate what graduates ought to be, can be, will be.

“They are your rallying points to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn,” said Dr. Hub. “Let me assure you that as much as you need courage, faith, and hope, we need you. As Superintendent of the fastest growing school district in Kentucky, I need highly qualified, talented young teachers in the classroom. Businesses in Georgetown and Scott County want you to start your career here. Our communities and economy need you. We place our hope in you today as you invent, and continue to reinvent, yourselves as contributing members of our global society.”

Winter commencement is a campus-wide event at which graduates are recognized and academic awards are presented. It is a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future. The event nearly filled Hill Chapel. It was the fourth year for a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s ceremony. There were 72 degree recipients, 55 of them were for Master of Arts in Education. Among undergraduates, there were nine Bachelor of Arts degrees and eight Bachelor of Science degrees awarded.


Recipient of the Graduate Dean of Education Academic Award was Melinda Katharine Cumberledge who completed her Master of Arts in Education/Teacher Leader. “A professional musician, she has appeared with professional opera

companies and orchestras, and still maintains a busy schedule as a performer, adjudicator, and clinician,” said Dean of Graduate Education, Joy Bowers-Campbell, Ph.D., in announcing the selection. “She currently serves as the Director of Choirs at Seneca High School in Louisville, where she also serves as the Fine Arts Program Review Coordinator, Fine Arts PLC chairperson, and a school resource teacher. When she first came to Georgetown College to begin her MA Teacher Leader program, our honoree decided to push herself by improving her technology skills, and she ultimately focused her capstone research project on using technology in the high school music classroom.” A video replay of the December graduation ceremony is available online.

ENROLLMENT Georgetown College is thrilled to have admitted its largest class in five years in the fall of 2016, continuing the pattern of increasing enrollment by more than 7% each year. With four years of enviably steady growth, Georgetown has now proven that it is stable and set for a long and secure future, by God’s faithful blessing.



Even more important, the justenrolled class of 2020 is one of our best academic classes, in terms of average incoming GPA and ACT, that we have enrolled in recent years, so not only are the classes getting bigger, they are also getting better! Current application and admit

DR. JONATHAN SANDS WISE Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate Professor of Philosophy

numbers are up more than 25% over last year at the same time, giving us good reason for faithful hope that the incoming class of 2017 will be even larger! Thank you for your continued prayers and support – your love and loyalty! – as we work to be faithful educators of these many students.



The 2017 Georgetown College Hall of Fame Honorees are Zane and Bob Cohen and Ginny and Randy Fox. They were formally inducted during the school’s Founders’ Day Convocation on Jan. 24 and received special certificates of recognition from President Dr. M. Dwaine Greene. The Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honor outstanding alumni and friends who have made distinctive contributions to Georgetown College during their lifetimes. Inductees are memorialized by marble plaques placed in their honor in the Richard C. and Karen G.

Ward Room of the Ensor Learning Resource Center. The Cohens are both are members of the Class of 1957 at Georgetown. During their student days, they excelled in a variety ofcampus activities and organizations. An outstanding athlete, Bob was a member of the basketball team. He also was President of the Student Government Association, a member Kappa Alpha, and served on the Executive Council of the Baptist Student Union. During her undergraduate days, Zane was President of Kappa Delta Sorority.

She was a member of the Baptist Student Union and served a secretary of the Student Government Association. She also found time to be Captain of the cheerleading team and was named Miss Belle of the Blue in 1957.

Kappa Sorority as Vice President and was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Baptist Student Union, Future Teachers of America, and the International Relations Club. She was a member of the Dream Girl Court of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Ginny received an Alumni Achievement Award in 2001. During his years as an undergraduate, Randy was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Beta Pi, and the Circle K Club. He also was business manager of The Georgetonian.



Bob has been a member of the Georgetown College Board of Trustees and the Alumni Advisory Board and was President of the Alumni Association from 1967-1969. Zane has been a member of the Woman’s Association of Georgetown College, the Georgetown College Board of Associates, and the Alumni Advisory Board. The lasting relationship and inspiring commitment that Randy and Ginny Fox have with Georgetown College began more than sixty years ago. Their love for each other began on this campus. Ginny served Sigma

Randy was elected to the College’s Board of Trustees for the first time in 1974. He has held most every trustee office including Board Chair. He has been a member of four presidential search committees and has served under five Georgetown College presidents. Randy was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2015 and continues to serve the Board as a Trustee Emeritus. After the induction, both couples were joined by family members and friends for a celebratory lunch in their honor in the Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite of Cralle Student Center.

homecoming Homecoming is an annual tradition. It is a wonderful opportunity to welcome back dedicated alumni who demonstrate their Love and Loyalty by returning to their alma mater to renew acquaintance with former professors and classmates. Among the highlights of Homecoming weekend are SongFest, selection of the Homecoming Court, and, of course, Tiger football. The football game and preceding tailgate party are the most widely recognized and heavily attended events of the weekend. Alumni gather from all around the world, reconnecting with one another and taking part in the festivities.





In recent months, Georgetown College alumni have risen to the challenge to demonstrate their Love and Loyalty for their alma mater. It is inspiring to have so many come forward in a variety of ways to show their support. Among these are the hosting of a series of rallies at various locales across the Commonwealth and elsewhere.

Many of these wonderful advocates have shared their remembrances of their undergraduate years on campus, explaining how the Georgetown College experience prepared them for success in life. A few of them are highlighted here.

Guthrie L. Zaring CLASS OF 1987

“Georgetown College has always meant a great deal to me throughout my life . . . I was always encouraged by GC alumni in my home church, First Baptist in Shelbyville, to think about Georgetown College. When I started thinking about colleges, GC was first on my mind. I applied and was accepted. I immediately became attached to the beautiful campus, the Christian atmosphere, the fabulous faculty members who were always there when I needed help and to the many, many friends I made that first year on campus. The Christian atmosphere that was so important to me 30 years ago is still part of the mission of GC. Many of the faculty who FRANKFOR were teaching when I was T a student are still actively teaching or affiliated in one way or another. I find this so inspiring.



“I strongly believe the Christian, liberal arts education I received at Georgetown College was instrumental in making me the man I am today. For almost two hundred years, Georgetown College has been providing a liberal arts education to so many students who have shaped not only Kentucky, but the world. It deserves to survive to allow the next generations of students the opportunity to walk its hallowed grounds to learn from its stellar faculty.”





Charlotte Stickle Elder CLASS OF 1996

“I walked out of Georgetown College thoroughly ready to find my way in the world. To only speak of a ‘Georgetown education’ in the strictest sense of the word doesn’t adequately define the experience and what it meant after graduation. While the education component was vital, the further gift of connections and resources was just as important.



“Georgetown College truly is an experience and I am indebted to her. It is a place where we as students were able to explore who we were, not just train for what we wanted to become. Our beloved SK sorority became a foundation that 21 years later we still draw upon. To students I say, take advantage of every moment because those ‘moments’ are what makes a life. Don’t waste an opportunity to create magic. “My annual gift to Georgetown is my way of not only saying ‘thank you’ to the college that took a chance on me, but also a way to ensure today’s generation of Georgetown students experience the same top-quality liberal arts education I received.”








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“There’s an aura about Georgetown College that resonates when turning onto Memorial Drive. The feeling immediately brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. It’s ‘home.’ The memories shared and, most importantly, the people I met continue to positively impact my life. As one alumnus put it best, “Georgetown College was transformational.” I couldn’t have said it any better.


“A lot has changed at the College and in my personal/professional life since graduating in 2005, except for the Georgetown College ‘experience.’ I don’t remember every exam, homework assignment, football game or practice, but I do recall the people who helped shape each one of those moments. People like Lisa Cannon and Derrick White, coaches like Coach Cronin and Dave Campbell, countless teammates and the many others at Georgetown College that will forever keep the words, “It’s a great day to be a Tiger” running through my head. No challenge is too big nor road too long to overcome the obstacles life presents, because of Georgetown College. This great institution prepares us for our journey in life, not just a job.



“Thank you, Georgetown College, for continuing to deliver an experience that takes me ‘home’ every time I turn onto Memorial Drive.”

“Attending Georgetown College has been, by-far, the best decision I’ve made to date. It’s a place that prepared me – professionally, academically, spiritually, and personally – for my calling as a lawyer. I decided in college to pursue the legal field, in hopes to better serve underprivileged and marginalized people. I was poured into by staff, professors, and fellow students to love God and love people. “I still serve on campus and visit regularly and am continually impressed with the kinds of students Georgetown continues to produce. I’m forever thankful and proud to call Georgetown College my alma mater.”




Zane Park Cohen CLASS OF 1957

“My parents did not have the opportunity to attend college. My mother talked college all my life and it was always Georgetown. We made our first visit to Georgetown in the summer of my senior year in high school and it was a good experience. I felt welcome, even as a visitor. “I became a freshman in September, 1953, and moved into Rucker Hall, third floor. It did not take long for me to meet Betty Lou Peters and Kitty Keely, who roomed on the second floor. Oh, the fun we had in their room late at night, laughing, talking, sharing, and, of course, eating. (I cannot eat Cheese Whiz today.) This friendship truly was a major part of my experience.



“I loved it all – classes, professors, sorority life, Chapel, attending Georgetown Baptist Church, eating in the cafeteria, walking on campus, greeting new friends – all of this. It was the true Georgetown experience and is still going on. “Georgetown gave me opportunities for leadership that have helped in my life after college. I met my tall, basketball playing husband, Robert Cohen, and we shared the college experience. “Living in Lexington has allowed us a continued closeness with the college. I find it always a pleasure to come on campus for an event, dinners, basketball, and football games. Getting to know our college

leadership has added to our deep appreciation for the college. “I have always been proud to say I graduated from Georgetown College, and have loved running into other graduates. After all these years, Georgetown has a strong pull on my heart. It met a need for me in 1953, and continues to meet needs of students today. Georgetown was very good to me and I will always be grateful. “Alma Mater, Our Dear Georgetown.”

Robert (Bob) Cohen CLASS OF 1957

“When I arrived on campus in 1953 as a freshman, I soon realized that I was somewhere special . . . one was treated with friendliness and respect . . . that special feeling has continued to be present through the years, whether it be attending a football or basketball game, a play, a concert, a dinner, or just driving through the campus. It is a special place! “What will GC become in the future? It has changed somewhat since 1957, my graduating year, but remains the same in many respects because it is a Christian school . . . we owe much to the special school that gave us so much more than an education. Let’s keep it special!”

Dave Forman CLASS OF 1972 During his illustrious career with Georgetown College, Dr. Forman has held the positions of Director of Student Financial Aid, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Professor of Graduate Education, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Institutional Research. He is now Professor Emeritus of Education.

Dave Forman, Ph.D., retired in 2016, after nearly a half-century association with Georgetown College. He was asked to reflect upon his life and career and in so doing expressed so many reasons for his ‘Love and Loyalty’ for his alma mater.



Spending most of my middle and high school years in Ohio, my engagement with Georgetown College didn’t really begin until we moved back to Kentucky the summer before my senior year. The next summer, headed to Georgetown in the fall, I was on staff at Cedarmore Baptist Assembly when Dr. Robert Mills, Georgetown’s then-president, came to preach at the weekly summer staff and counselors service. Having arrived early enough to join in our Bible study time, Dr. Mills sat in the class I was appointed to teach, and that encounter gave me high hopes for what the “Georgetown experience” was going to be. Little did I know that would end up shaping not only my next four years, but my adult life and eventual career too. Arriving on campus, I gravitated to the communications and drama program and true to the small college norm, was able to get involved immediately; a great plus! In the chorus as one of Tom Sawyer’s “dupes” in an early spring children’s theater production

in the old Lewis Auditorium (now the north end of Giddings Hall), I saw the most beautiful girl on campus working in the light booth high above the stage. Fortunately part of my costume was a huge bandage on my big toe, so I was able to play the sympathy card into a chance to meet and get to know her. Later that spring we worked together in “Barefoot in the Park,”where she played the female lead and I was the exasperated telephone man. I never did see the kissing scene in that one, but nearly 50 years later, we’re still making our own! Though we both ended up in other majors, the friends we made in plays, the Wordmasters, Debate Team, the 50,000 watt campus radio station (“High atop the GC Art Building”), and many communication classes all combined to set the stage for exciting days. Unique opportunity seems to characterize life for most Georgetown students. For me and this beautiful co-ed, it even included roles in an original musical written by

We ended up walking through doors we couldn’t have seen or even imagined as available while we were students.

Georgetonians to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Southern Baptist Student Summer Missions program which we performed at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.

By May of 1970, Donna Jo (Fisher) and I had married, and within a year and a half, our first daughter, Megan, added to our Warrendale Housing family of dogs and cats. The dog, Deputy, actually attended an English class regularly (not mine) and had a full-page picture in the Belle of the Blue one year (something neither Donna nor I ever accomplished).



In Biology, my spring flora class got to be the first users of Dr. Mary Wharton’s book on Kentucky Wildflowers and Ferns; Winfield Jones gave us equal dashes of philosophy and history during his dendrology field class where we stood in awe of the old growth forest, and met families and glens under threat of the proposed Red River Gorge dam project. Campus jobs included Botany lab assisting and testtube washing for Dr. Genevieve Clark and a powerful student job “internship” with Laverne Farmer in the award winning campus printery. I saw Dr. Dwight Lindsey take over as department chair and later came to understand his meticulous tracking

of medical and dental school applicants, while setting a high bar for budget control and expertise. Dr. Tom Seay set a high bar for student care when he ended up baby-sitting our daughter while we took exams in Environmental Science. We both enjoyed Bible classes taught by Dr. George Redding (who though he once playfully blocked the back door with desks to keep me from entering class late yet again, was still a favorite), Dr. Joe Lewis in Old Testament, and others. These along with Education faculty, like Dr. Louis Polsgrove, Elinor Hay in nutrition, Margaret Greynolds in COA, and English faculty like Gwen Sloan (later Curry), who taught a class overlooking the deteriorating front porch of Highbaugh Hall, where after glorious renovation I had an office at the end of my career. As students we participated in all kinds of Baptist Student Union activities, “Campus Life” on Sunday evening at the Mills’ house, weekend youth revival teams, and lots of work with church youth and music programs, often in opportunities passed along by the Financial Aid Office. Once graduation rolled around, we found ourselves back at Cedarmore for the summer, sorting out what the next steps for our lives would be. We ended up walking through doors we couldn’t have seen or even imagined as available while we were students. While serving at Georgetown’s “sister school,” Campbellsville, we considered what our long-term goals should be. Often running into Georgetown folks at professional meetings across the state, models like Robin Oldham, Dan Stone, or Dr. Lindsey Apple, pointed toward Christian higher education administration as a likely fit for the future. I signed up for a doctoral

These are people I am happy to call friends and colleagues, and we are all proud to call members of the Georgetown College family.

program at UK, figuring I’d work in a factory or somewhere while in school, but about that time Ray Alexander offered me a position in Dr. Mills’ administration as director of Student financial aid and we came back to Georgetown for good.

Lewis Auditorium, labs and classrooms had been swept away and in their place, three floors of administrative offices filled Giddings Hall. Two of these in four different rooms would over the coming years be “home” to me.



As I pursued part-time graduate studies, the school of experience administering millions of dollars in aid funds, and as I liked to say, “Doing good with other people’s money,” gave many opportunities to make connections with Georgetown alumni, parents, prospective and continuing students, who, as I had been, knew what they wanted and felt lead to, but weren’t sure how it was going to ever become a reality. Occasional messages and letters about these struggles and excitements helped build a clear understanding of what Georgetown was doing for students and families. One letter from my files today seems to sum it up well. “Laura loved every minute at Georgetown and we have nothing but praise for all of the people involved there,” one mother wrote. “We really did appreciate all of the help and concern they showed to her in every way.”

The letter continued, “We are so very thankful that Laura had the opportunity to receive such a fine education at a Christian oriented school such as Georgetown and know that whatever she undertakes in the future, she will be remembering all of the influences she received at Georgetown.” While my own faculty, then other students and parents had an impact on me, so many precious people on the staff side also made tremendous differences, not only for students but also for me and their other colleagues. I remember one family telling me they made it a point to seek out someone from the custodial staff to talk to before they would make a final decision about colleges and the impression they received at Georgetown was so positive it cemented their daughter’s choice. I hesitate to start mentioning names because there are so many, but in particular, I’d have to recall folks like Martha Simpson, Dr. Wayne Moore, Dr. David Jester, Dr. Tom Benberg, Steve Cook, Darrell Curtis, Winnie Bratcher, and Dr. Jack Birdwhistell; Coaches Davis, Donley, Cronin, Hawkins and Osborne, who all played special roles for me. Of course for every name from the past mentioned here, there are dozens more either from that time or in the years since, who are equally worthy of mention. So many people who are making wonderful contributions to our world and are deserving of our support. These are people I am happy to call friends and colleagues, and we are all proud to call members of the Georgetown College family. Serving under Presidents Ben Elrod and Morgan Patterson, I got to experience the deeper aspects



of college operations. In those days when the college owned the food service, often on meeting days, there would be a meal where faculty, staff, and representative students would join trustees in fellowship that helped us all understand one another better. I came to see more clearly how trustees played such an important role in support not only of the Institution, but also of individual students. Another letter from my files was one from young Federal Judge Ron Meredith, thanking me for help with two students he had sought to encourage and support.

...I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the professional lives of hundreds of teachers across this region... they make a difference in lives every day

Eventually both Donna’s and my path lead through the Admissions Office and a long list of wonderful, service oriented staff, leaders, and counselors, some of whom serving around the world, still keep in touch today. When President Bill Crouch came, I had the opportunity to move into full-time teaching, allowing me to “close the circle”. Teaching in the

Graduate Program with people like Dr. Helen Reed, and so many able others down through the years, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the professional lives of hundreds of teachers across this region, many of whom I continue to meet and appreciate as they make a difference in lives every day. Georgetown has for decades been strong on the broadening value of travel. The first time I ever flew in an airplane it was with Georgetown’s Debate team. Interterm travel back in the 4-1-4 days and faculty travel in later years to Chile and to England were life-changing too. My parents’ travel intersected with our daughter Megan and with GC students like Laura Owsley, as they traveled to France and made international connections with family and alumni. Programs and speakers like Grady Nutt, the Recess Conference for Teachers, David Brinkley, Wendell Berry, and tons of others added value in so many ways. Weekend revival teams like one to Middlesboro when Randy Greene’s car met up with a coal truck on slick road Booger Mountain, yet we all made it to the youth revival service to hear fellow student Dwight Moody lead, were all so memorable. Throughout these years, students, families, and employees who continually exhibited such an upbeat attitude of thanks and praise always made a difference. Music groups like Manna and Image or the Georgetown College Chorale, Women’s Choir, and bands that added so much to campus life as well as to the public outreach of the college. Even the state and national success of Phi Beta Lambda; all these played a role in our lives, even when I wasn’t a member myself. I always knew Greek life had its place

too, though my own connection was limited mostly to the exception of serving with Frank Wiseman as advisor for the President’s House Association. As time went on, impact and value grew as our children (no we didn’t make them go to GC :-) ) and even grandchildren came to Georgetown and had a remarkable time. Georgetown’s Elderhostel program during the 80’s and 90’s gave an opportunity for our daughter Megan, who went a business route, to have a “dorm mother” experience leading to friendships with elders who corresponded with her for years.



Our daughter Amanda enjoyed music, drama, and writing and had a public relations class project at DoeAnderson, and travel to England, all of which ended up supporting her chosen fields of work directly. I have several phone messages from those parent years recounting milestones, including one from our daughter Erin, whose inclination toward social work was nurtured and expanded at Georgetown, sharing excitement at seeing her grade on a Biology test where she and her roommate “set the curve!” It was fun to see her teach a friend at another school how to use the online library database there, because she had learned it at GC. (Erin’s “international experience” was to enjoy having a roommate from Japan, Saiko Ogiri, who also spent the Christmas vacation with us.) In recent years we have new president, Dwaine Greene, and many new administrators whose work and direction I have every confidence in. While returning to an administrative position in institutional research during my last years, the connections

and interactions with our faculty continue to be so encouraging and satisfying. Strong individuals continue to choose Georgetown as their place of service, and so many are making outstanding contributions in their professions and the community, while they make all the difference for Georgetown’s students. These are tiny samplings of the experiences of nearly 50 years relating to Georgetown. So many names and events are left out. Saved clippings, like the column by Dr. Bill Marshall, who when he was Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, used his weekly column in the Western Recorder to express feelings about the school and the part it played in his life, recalling “faculty who knew my name and encouraged my strengths, [adding] substantially to the reshaping of my character and my future.” He said he always feels a sense of ‘awe’ when he goes back to Georgetown. “It is a holy place for me; for there, especially, I hear those ‘echoes of mercy, and whispers of love.” I have to agree. As I wound down my work at Georgetown, while teaching the Book of Psalms at our church in Midway, I came across a verse that seems to sum up the experience for me: “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;” the Psalmist said, “yea, I have a goodly heritage.” (Psalm 16:6, RSV) An awful lot of those pleasant places and pleasant people have been at Georgetown College. I thank you for helping to make it so.



The Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members. Bob Mills, Bob Baker, and Melanie Ladd were elected at the October 2016 meeting and officially began their three-year terms at the January 2017 meeting of the trustees. Mr. Mills and Mrs. Ladd are newcomers; Mr. Baker previously served on the board from 19841991 (chair from 1988-1991) and again from 1995-2002. Mills spent 40 years in a banking career at two of our nation’s largest banks, US Bank and PNC Financial Group. He is a 1967 summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown College with a double major in history and English and a double minor in biology and philosophy. He was president of his sophomore class, vice president of Lambda Chi Alpha, and recipient of the first Carl R. Fields History Award.

He was awarded a four-year fellowship in American History at Indiana University, where he completed the master’s degree. In 1977, he completed the MBA degree at the University of Cincinnati. In 1984, he completed a banking degree at Rutgers University. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. Bob and his wife, the former Margaret Donaldson, also a GC graduate, live in Owenton, KY and are the parents of one son. Bob is the son of the late Dr. Robert L. Mills, President of Georgetown College from 19591978. Dr. Baker is a 1975 summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown College. As an undergraduate, he served as vice president of President’s House Association and was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, and the forensics team. He completed the master of

divinity degree and his Ph. D. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He served on the Georgetown College Board of Trustees from 1984-1991 and from 1995-2002. He was Board Chair from 1988-1991. He has served on numerous Baptist committees and is a published author. Dr. Baker and his wife, Deborah, also a Georgetown College graduate, are the parents of three children. Melanie Ladd is a 1994 graduate of Georgetown College. While a student at GC, she was speaker of the House of Representatives and a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She is the former owner of a large regional transportation and logistics company. She is a writer and now heads Melanie Ladd Consultants in Lexington, KY. She and her husband, Jason, also a GC graduate, live in Lexington where they attend Southland Christian Church. The board chair is now David Knox; Mrs. Granetta Blevins, who has served as chair, serves as vice-chair.



Judge Knox is a member of the Class of 1964 at Georgetown College. He majored in chemistry and minored in biology and was a member of Kappa Alpha. He is a 1969 graduate of the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. He has served as a district judge, circuit judge, assistant commonwealth attorney, and assistant county

attorney, and has been in private practice with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC. He is a recipient of the Henry V. Pennington Outstanding Trial Judge Award. He and his wife, the former Barbara Thomson (Class of ’63), are the parents of Emily Knox Moon and David Bennett Knox. Judge and Mrs. Knox attend First Christian Church in Georgetown. A Paducah native, Granetta Blevins is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown College where she was a member of Sigma Kappa. She earned a master’s degree in business education from Xavier University in 1982. During her career, she has served as chief financial officer for several companies and has held other senior management positions in public and private organizations. She was elected to Georgetown’s Board of Trustees for the first time in 1992. She has served as Board Chair on three occasions. She was the College’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from September 2002-May 2003. In 2013, she served as Georgetown’s Acting President prior to the arrival of Dr. Greene. In addition to her business pursuits, she is involved in a number of community and civic organizations. She devotes much of her volunteer time to her church, First Baptist of Mount Sterling, KY, and to Georgetown College. She and her husband, Al (Class of ’80) live in Mount Sterling.

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Georgetown College volleyball found chemistry early with a youthful group and made a lot of noise nationally. The Tigers extended its consecutive national tournament appearances to five, a new program best. The first two months of the season, GC went 18-2 and knocked off No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College. Injuries mounted and the Tigers faltered a bit down the stretch, finishing at 29-10. Three players were honored as NAIA All-Americans – Jenny Howell, Sarah Bell and Ashlee Howe. Those three, plus Courtney Grafton, Sarah Snyder and Jessica Tapp were MSC All-Conference honorees. Allie Card, Sarah Clem, Howe and Howell were also MSC AllAcademic honorees.





Georgetown College women’s soccer built upon the national recognitions it began to receive a year ago. The Tigers once again cracked the Top 25, won 13 games and had two players earn all-region honors – Zoe Stovik and Lindsey Dunn. The last time that happened was in 2006 with Sandy Doss, Brittany Hunt and Betsy Ryan. GC had a slow start, but once the chemistry was there the team rolled off nine-straight wins – best under coach Leah Crews Castleman and one shy of tying the program’s most consecutive wins. Joining Stovik and Dunn as all-conference honorees were: Bethany Massey, Brittney Moshos, Jodi DeJohn and Skye Zimmer. The team had 14 members earn MSC All-Academic: Danielle Lang, Moshos, Max Zimmer Sherrard, Abby Sobolewski, Emily Conner, DeJohn, Emily Wright, Stovik, Elise McKinney, Emily Anderson, Lauren Duggins, Massey, Fatima Maxwell and Skye Zimmer. Seven of those women were NAIA Scholar Athletes: DeJohn, Lang, McKinney, Moshos, Max Zimmer Sherrard, Sobolewski and Wright.

Georgetown College men’s soccer showed flashes at times with wins over Spalding University, Brescia University, Life University and Midway University, and four ties with Mt. St. Joseph, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, University of the Cumberlands and Shawnee State. However, four of the 10 remaining teams were nationally recognized and an injury depleted team at times led to a difficult season. JT Stephens, Nick Gregory and Matthew Oster were all named MSC All-Conference. Blaine Alexander, Isaac Meisner, Oster, Michael Hatfield, Austin Howard, Kyle Settle, Lucas Wiman and Ben Hoertz were MSC All-Academic. Alexander and Meisner also received NAIA Scholar Athlete honors.




Women’s Despite having no seniors, the men’s cross country team showed cross country gradual improvement through the season as numerous had a dynamic season and career bests were set at various races. In one duo between race alone, seven harriers took to the course and all set freshman Julia Manning new season bests, three of those were career bests. and junior Karina Egger. The team once again did a lot to reach out into The tandem helped to push the community with the Blessing Ball, Color each other in races and boost Run and shoe drive. Grant Carr, Erick Mills their team at practices as the Tiger and Benjamin Peterson all earned MSC harriers made steady improvements all All-Academic. season long despite being very young – six freshmen, two sophomores and three juniors. Multiple personal records were set and re-broken inside the season with a season team best second place finish at the MSC Preview. Juniors Egger, Sydney Berry and Jenny Wilson earned MSC All-Academic honors, while Berry and Wilson were also a NAIA Scholar Athletes.


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Georgetown College football showed perseverance in the face of adversity, bringing home a 20th MSC Title with a 7-4 overall record. The Tigers won six of their first seven games despite having to play with several back-up quarterbacks due to a season-ending injury to Ozzie Mann. GC then faced a stiff test – NCAA Division II Alderson Broaddus and No. 3 Reinhardt University. The Tigers played strong, but dropped both. They bounced back with a big win over rival University of the Cumberlands before a defensive battle finished the season against University of Pikeville. Mitch Wessel, Kyle Longworth, JJ Jude, Cade O’Bryan, Cameron Oshodi, Max Nussbaum, Josh Harris, Jake Etler, Sam White, Ross Cox, Edward Moore, Jake Blust, Dustin Haraway, Brandon Napoleon and Josh Depp were MSC All-Conference. Jude earned the Craig Mullins MSC Offensive East Player of the Year honor. Nathan Bader, Zachary Barber, Luke Collins, Blake Ellis, Etler, Conner Ford, Shawn Gilliam, Brandon Gray, Dustin Haraway, Dylan Haraway, Jude, Nick Kathman, Longworth, Mann, Gus Schrader, Luke Sharrock, Ryan Woolf and Jake Zabonick were MSC All-Academic. Collins, Ellis, Ford, Jude, Longworth, Schrader, Dustin Haraway and Dylan Haraway were NAIA Scholar Athletes.


BOOKSHELF Featuring new books written, edited by or about alumni and other members of the Georgetown College community.

To be included, send the book and the publisher’s press release to: Office of Communications Georgetown College 400 East College Street Georgetown, KY 40324 Or send publisher’s press release and hi-resolution book cover image to alumni@georgetowncollege.edu.



processing the loss of a loved one. It focuses on a boy named Henry, described as being “like any other boy you know, except Henry is drifting, and has been ever since he lost something he cares a lot about.” The reader is invited to join Henry in this heartwarming tale of love and loss, as he discovers that sometimes the thing we long for most is closer than we think. Daniel Graham earned his MFA from the University of Georgia. He currently chairs the Department of Art at Georgetown College and teaches sculpture and printmaking. He is usually found in the wood shop.

Art Professor’s New Book May Help Coping with Loss



Anyone coping with the loss of a loved one, or anyone who wishes to remember one, may find comfort in reading “Leaves Will Grow,” a new book written by Georgetown College Associate Professor of Art J. Daniel Graham and illustrated by his wife, Holly. “Holly and I have been working on a handful of books, this one being the first to be released,” said Graham. “All of the books deal with issues that kids and adults alike struggle with. We are trying to write books that have lasting purpose, books that stay with you and that you can revisit.” “Leaves Will Grow,” a 26-page paperback volume, was prepared specifically for adolescents through adults who are having difficulty

Holly Graham earned her BFA from Longwood University in Virginia and currently homeschools and cares for the couple’s two children. Interests include drawing, photography, and scouting for new family adventures. “Leaves Will Grow” may be ordered online at Amazon.com and found at other retail outlets. Holly has also written and illustrated “Wonderfully Made,” a colorful, upbeat book with a simple but important lesson: you are special and important! No matter how you are made, what you look like, or what state of life you are in, whatever makes “you” is what makes you wonderful. “Wonderfully Made” is for people of every age to remind them, or tell them for the very first time, that they are of great value.

Bloody Brilliant Bloody Brilliant Steven R. Pierce, SBB(ASCP) ’68 and Marion E. Reid, PhD



This one-of-a-kind book tells the fascinating story of blood groups and the people who study them. “The story of blood groups always begins in Vienna with Karl Landsteiner.” So begins this uniquely fascinating tale of how the blood groups were discovered and the interesting people who made those discoveries. Meticulously referenced, this volume is also lavishly illustrated as it recalls the progression of knowledge in blood grouping that continues today. This is the story not only of Landsteiner, Levine, Wiener, Race, Sanger, and other early giants, but also of Mollison, Garratty, Marsh, Tippett, Issitt, Judd, and many, many others who have made their mark on the profession and trained others who even now are doing the same. Ten years in the making, this treasure is enlightening, engaging, and enjoyable to read-well worth the wait. (Amazon.com) Pierce and Reid said they were inspired to write the book in 2003 during a conversation about the changes in the field of bloodbanking. The two realized that many of the most influential figures were no longer working in the field; they also wanted to compile stories about how the field had evolved-and the men and women who shaped this evolution-for the next generation. (AABB) Hardback, 633 pages AABB Press October 2016








Two members of the Georgetown College education faculty have been elected to leadership positions with the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (KATE). Andrea Peach, professor of education and associate dean of graduate education, is presidentelect. Jane Arrington, an associate professor of education, is the newly-elected secretary. Voting was held during KATE’s annual conference on Sept. 23 at the University of Louisville. As president-elect, Dr. Peach will have responsibility for planning the 2017 conference to be held in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University’s Nicely Center. She has served on KATE’s executive board since 2008. Previous elected positions are those of treasurer (2008-2010) and secretary (20102016). “Getting to know teacher educators throughout the state is what I love the most about the KATE organization,” said Dr. Peach. “I always learn so much from these amazing colleagues.” As posted on its Web site, the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (KATE) is a statewide professional organization affiliated with the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The purpose of KATE is to promote a closer union, better understanding, and cooperation among all groups concerned with the advancement and improvement of teacher education in Kentucky.

For a second successive year, Georgetown College’s Graduate Education program is ranked among America’s best online master’s in education degree programs by U.S. News and World Report. No other private school in Kentucky is ranked higher.



In rankings released Jan. 10, Georgetown College is number 72 out of nearly 200 ranked U.S. colleges and universities. The ranking is based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services offered to students. “I am so proud of the way our online Education program has maintained its high level of quality and personal attention, particularly given that the enrollment in the program has recently skyrocketed,” commented Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Provost. “It is

a testimony to the dedication and professionalism of our faculty.” For the spring 2017 term, a total of 688 students, full- and part-time, are enrolled in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Education degree. The ranking ties with Brenau University, Kent State University, Texas A&M, and University of Central Missouri. In Kentucky, only WKU is ranked higher. Georgetown’s Graduate Education Program is accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and offers flexible and high-quality course sequences by caring available faculty who have extensive online teaching experience using innovative approaches. All online education classes are recorded and archived so students can access the information on their own time.


Professor Birdwhistell Shine On! This favorite catchphrase of the late Georgetown College Associate Professor of Religion Dr. Jack “Doc” Birdwhistell is being used as the theme for the 2017 Ministry Festival. It is to be held on campus April 2728. The event is dedicated to Birdwhistell’s memory and ministry. This year’s gathering follows the purpose and pattern of the previous ministry reunion held on campus over a decade ago. It is intended to identify, network, support, and inspire Georgetown College alumni and friends who are and have been engaged in gospel work. Registration for the Ministry Festival is now open, click here to register. Plenary speakers are Mary Alice Birdwhistell ‘09 and John Travis ’79 (MA ’87). Mary Alice is the associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, TX. Rev. Travis is the Dean of Students at Scott County (KY) Ninth Grade Center and Senior Pastor of Maddoxtown Baptist Church in Lexington.



Special ministry recognitions are to be presented to alumni Betty Jean Chatham (’47), Daniel (’57) & Shirley (’59) Tilford, Norman (’57) and Martha (posthumously) Lytle, Susan Lockwood (’68), and Robert Baker (’75), as well as Dr. Joe O. Lewis who was VP Academic Affairs (1968-1992). Current and former students as well as all others who love Georgetown College are encouraged to register for the two day Shine On! Ministry Festival. The full schedule may be viewed online. A Memorial Fund to celebrate “Doc” Birdwhistell’s life and influence was established in 2014. A long-time staff and faculty member who taught and mentored hundreds of students, “Doc” served Georgetown College first as Baptist Campus Minister and then as Associate Professor of Religion. The fund provides scholarships to enable mission travel throughout the world for current Georgetown College students.

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Dr. J. Michael Smith

Recognizing achievement of Georgetown College alumni dates back to 1953. The Distinguished Service Awards recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to Georgetown College and their greater communities. A noon luncheon at Homecoming honored this year’s recipients: Dr. J. Michael Smith, Class of 1985, Mr. Royce Neubauer, Class of 1999, and Ms. Ashley Morgan, Class of 2009. Charlotte Elder, Class of 1996, Alumni Board President, and President Greene presented. Dr. Smith is an internationally acclaimed surgeon based in Cincinnati who is chief of Cardiac Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, director of Robotic surgery for TriHealth, and surgical research director for the TriHealth Hatton Institute. He is married to Sharon Edwards Smith, Class of 1987.

Class of 1985

Mr. Royce Neubauer

Mr. Neubauer is president and CEO and founder of Service First Logistics, Inc., a freight brokerage firm with offices in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Cincinnati. Philanthropy has been at the core of his work throughout his life. He routinely volunteers time and money towards many local, regional, and national charitable organizations.

Ms. Ashley Morgan

Ms. Morgan earned her law degree from Chase School of Law at Northern Kentucky University after graduating from Georgetown College. She is now Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse in Frankfort. Prior to that, she was a judicial staff attorney with the Circuit Courts of Laurel and Knox Counties.



Class of 1999

Class of 2009

Through the years, these outstanding alumni have demonstrated their Love and Loyalty to their alma mater in a variety of ways, often returning to campus to mentor current students.

I’m forever thankful and proud to call Georgetown College my alma mater. With these additions, 139 graduates have now been recognized for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments. “Attending Georgetown College has been by-far the best decision



I’ve made to date,” says Ms. Morgan. “It’s a place that prepared me – professionally, academically, spiritually, and personally – for my calling as a lawyer.” She decided as an undergraduate majoring in religion to pursue the legal field, “in hopes to better serve underprivileged and marginalized people.” She says she was “poured into by staff, professors, and fellow students to love God and love people.” Noting that she still serves on campus and visits regularly, she reflects positively on her years as a student and says she is continually impressed with the kinds of graduates Georgetown continues to produce. “I’m forever thankful and proud to call Georgetown College my alma mater.”

GCClassnotes ALUMNA JILL BALL WILSON NAMED A TOP WOMAN IN PR Jill Ball Wilson, Class of 1984, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Lexington’s Gray Construction, has been named one of the Top Women in PR by PR News. This elite group of honorees is comprised of the most influential women in public relations who have made bold advances in brand messaging, protecting and building brand reputations, creating content for digital platforms and managing crises. All the honorees were recognized at the PR News Awards Luncheon held Jan. 24 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.



Wilson earned her Georgetown College BS in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Religion. Having been with Gray for more than 29 years, she is the company’s first woman vice president, according to a press release from Gray. By crafting a strategic approach to communications and marketing, she has developed the Gray brand from the ground up, while establishing Gray’s reputation as a trusted partner to customers all around the world, stated the release.

VISION AWARD GIVEN TO COMPANY FOUNDED BY ALUMNI Country Boy Brewing of Lexington and Georgetown founded in February 2012 has received the 2016 Vision Award for Young Professionals Entrepreneurship. It was one of ten Vision Awards presented Tuesday (Jan. 31) by Bluegrass Tomorrow at its annual meeting. Co-founders Daniel Harrison, Class of 2004, and Nathan Coppage, Class of 2006, launched the microbrewery, Lexington’s first, after developing a passion for unique Craft Brews while teaching English in Japan. (Harrison majored in French and History with a minor in Business; Coppage majored in English.) They were joined by Nathan’s brother, Evan, Class of 2008 (Chemistry major with a minor in Mathematics), and local Scott County partner Jeff Beagle. In presenting its Vision Award, Bluegrass Tomorrow cited Country Boy Brewing “as a great example of entrepreneurship and collaboration between young professionals to form an extremely successful new business.” Production has grown from 504 barrels the first year to over 8,500 barrels annually, according to Country Boy Brewing.



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Rev. David R. White and the former Connie L King ’66 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 20. Now living in retirement from fulltime ministry, David and Connie have three children and four grandchildren. Richard F. Gimmel, Jr., Chairman of Atlas Machine and Supply in Louisville, has been appointed an at large member of the Kentucky Board of Education. His term expires April 14, 2020. Mike Summers is now co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for University of Louisville Cardinals. Gregory N Carnes CIV USARMY CELRL (US) has been promoted to lead appraiser of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Louisville District. He is responsible for military installations and civil real estate actions and projects on rivers, lakes, and inland navigation in 5 states (KY, IL, IN, OH, MI). He oversees nationwide coverage for Armed Forces Reserve Centers property development and disposal. A KA and Tiger quarterback ’77-’81, he has been serving our country since 2004. Jeff Coursey is now the athletic director at Henderson County High School.


Deana Mullins Lucas-Caldwell has been named Kentucky’s School Psychologist of the Year.


Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Chad White received his promotional certificate in October 2016. He is director of the administrative division at KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

2001 Brian Landis has been named head

football coach for Lexington’s new Frederick Douglass High School which opens in fall 2017.

2003 Martin Rains, MD, has joined Baptist

Health Medical Group Heart Group in his native Paducah after nearly 14 years of medical training at the University of Kentucky. Board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology and interventional cardiology, he has completed advanced training in cardiology, including structural heart disease and peripheral vascular interventions.

2004 Benjamin D. Willis has joined

Fowler Bell, PLLC KY as an associate in the Lexington firm’s Workers’ Compensation, Litigation and Commercial & Business Law Groups.

2005 Josh Branscum has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Branscum Construction Company, Inc., Russell Springs, Ky.

Holly James has been appointed to the Christian Appalachian Project’s board of directors for 2016-2017.

Roy K. Lowdenback has been named Executive Director of Advancement for Baptist Health Paducah (Ky.). Roy and Rachel also welcome their second child, born Oct. 17, 2016. Anne “Annie” Harper Lowdenback weighed in at 8lbs, 10oz. and 20.5 inches.

Scott B. Fitzpatrick has joined Blue Grass Community Foundation as the vice president of advancement.


E. Scott Pruitt has been named by President Trump to head the federal Environmental Protection Agency.


Jarrod A. Lopez is now the dual credit coordinator for Jefferson Community and Technical College.

2007 Courtney Woolard Feltner has

joined Hamburg Place in Lexington as Director of Marketing, Sales & Leasing. Adrian Morton has been named football coach at Ballard High School in Louisville.


Alyshia Powell has been named director of economic development at U.S. House of Representatives, Lexington, Kentucky area.


Adam Wetherington was named the new Editor in Chief for Volume 56 of the University of Louisville Law Review. He is also a board member of the Georgetown College Alumni Association.


Alex Caudill is now Executive Director for the Henderson (Ky.) Area Arts Alliance.

Jarrad Hensley is now the director of communications at Kentucky Labor Cabinet.


David Risher is now the plant manager at packaging company Pegasus Industries, LLC in Louisville. Ethan Smith has joined Christian Appalachian Project as philanthropy officer. He previously was fund development coordinator at Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council.

Megan K. Norris is now director of first impressions at Connors Wealth Management in Melbourne, Florida.



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The Georgetown College Ministry Festival will be held April 26-28, 2017. www.georgetowncollege.edu/ministryfestival

The Georgetown College Ministry Festival is a gathering of GC alumni and friends to celebrate the role of the college in shaping young leaders for Christian mission and ministry. Inspired by the GC Ministry Reunion of 2006, the college will recognize outstanding alumni who serve as role models for current students.

In Memoriam PROFESSOR DR. DAVID DAVILA Dr. David Davila, who taught Spanish for 30 years at Georgetown College, passed away November 3, 2016 in Lexington, KY. Born in Cuba, Dr. Davila completed his undergraduate degree at Ouachita Baptist University, the master’s degree at Texas Christian University, and the Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown. Dr. Davila is survived by his wife, Patsy, their two sons, David and Danny, their families, and numerous friends in Georgetown and beyond. His memorial service was November 5 at Faith Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Georgetown College or to Faith Baptist Church.



Dr. Joe Elbert Lunceford, a longtime New Testament and Greek professor at Georgetown College, passed away December 14, 2016. A native of Slate Springs, MS, Dr. Lunceford earned the Ph.D. degree in New Testament Studies from Baylor University. He joined the faculty of Georgetown College in 1980. Dr. Lunceford was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a lifetime farmer. Dr. Lunceford taught at Georgetown for 33 years. In 1997, he was a recipient of the Cawthorne Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2001, he received the George Walker Redding Faculty Award for outstanding Christian service. He is survived by his wife, the Reverend Stacey Cruse, three children, two stepchildren, a sister, and a brother. His memorial service was December 17 at Faith Baptist Church.

DR. FRED OWENS | ’55 Dr. Fred D. Owens ’55, passed away November 4, 2016 in Dallas, TX. A native of Hazard, KY, Dr. Owens was a physician whose career was dedicated to patients with hearing and balance conditions. After completing his residency at the West Virginia University Hospitals program, he received further training as a fellow at the prestigious Hose Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, during which time he witnessed the development of the early cochlear implant. Dr. Owens entered into private practice in Dallas in 1972. He founded the Hearing School of the Southwest in 2002 and served as president of the board. In October 2015, Dr. Owens received an Alumni Achievement Award from Georgetown College.

PAUL PARKS | ‘43 Georgetown College alumnus, former trustee, and trustee emeritus, Dr. Paul Parks ’43 passed away February 11 in Bowling Green, KY. One of 14 children, Dr. Parks came to Georgetown from Madison County, KY during the lean years of World War II. After completing his undergraduate studies at Georgetown, he finished his medical degree at the University of Louisville in 1948. Dr. Parks became a GC trustee in 1963 and served on the board for 26 years, including 6 years as board chair and 2 years as vice chair. He later served as chair of a presidential search committee. Dr. Parks generously supported scholarship programs for deserving students and provided funding for the renovation of historic Pawling Hall. In 1977, Dr. Parks was awarded an Alumni Achievement Award by Georgetown College. In 1989, he was presented an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Georgetown. In 2000, he was named an Emeritus Trustee by the Georgetown College Board of Trustees. Dr. Parks’ memorial service was February 15 at First Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

PAT SALYERS WARREN | ‘67 Pat Salyers Warren ’67, passed away October 23, 2016. A native of Frankfort, Pat was the first Junior Miss from that city. While attending Georgetown, she was a member of Kappa Delta. She retired from having worked in state government.

HARRY SNYDER | ‘63 Harry Snyder ’63 passed away January 29, 2017. During his undergraduate days, Harry served as treasurer of Lambda Chi Alpha, vice president of Pi Kappa Delta, and president of Alpha Beta Pi. He was a member of the debate team. Following his years at Georgetown, he graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School. Harry returned to Georgetown College to become legal counsel. He also taught several classes at the school. He later became legal counsel, director of finance, and executive director of Kentucky’s Council on Higher Education. In 1989, he was named Director of Surface


Virginia “Twinkle” Snyder Hoskins 12/29/2016 | Niceville, FL



Clara Elizabeth Lee Matthews 9/1/2016 | Louisville, KY Patricia Heaton Ricketts 9/5/2016 | West Palm Beach, FL

Julius “Nat” Turner 1/31/2017 | Frankfort, KY

Rev. Harold Marlowe Link 1/31/2017 | Napa, CA Ray Pribble Moore 12/14/2016 | Murray, KY


Dr. Fred Delano Owens 11/4/2016 | Dallas, TX

Rev. George Jefferson White 10/16/2016 | Anderson, SC

Dr. Robert “Doc” W. Posey 9/24/2016 | Richmond, KY




John Forest Easley 3/23/2016 | Amelia Island, FL


Beverly Collingsworth Perry 11/22/2016 | Goshen, IN Mona Herndon Raridon 11/23/2016 | Oak Ridge, TN


Martha Bryne Goodwin Dempsey 11/7/2016 | Versailles, KY Dr. Carolyn Ann Chick Thompson 11/12/2016 | Lexington, KY


Garnetta Fern Aulick McKibben 7/30/2015 | Maysville, KY


Diana King Magraw 11/11/2015 | Cadiz, KY Ruth Spragens Gilbert 12/7/2016 | Louisville, KY Raymond Headley Massie 11/15/2016 | Quitman, MS Rollin Stuart DeLap 9/4/2016 | Franklin, TN


Edward A. Blanke 10/27/2015 Lakeside Park, KY


Kenneth Wayne Creekmore 5/11/2014 | Somerset, KY

Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement by President George H.W. Bush. Harry was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY. His memorial service was February 1 at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

DR. CAROLYN CHICK MOORE THOMPSON | ’54 Dr. Carolyn Chick Moore Thompson, passed away November 12, 2016. Born in Bowling Green, KY, she grew up in Beaver Dam. She received her BA in music from Georgetown and later completed her master’s degree from Mississippi College and her ED. D. from the University of Mississippi. She was a professor of education at Georgetown College and later, Wingate University. Dr. Moore also served as pianist and choir director at Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown for several years. She is survived by her children Kathy and Steve ’83, and her granddaughter, Stephanie Offutt.


Ligeia Kay Francis Cordoves 9/8/2016 | Frankfort, KY Orla Glen New 9/23/2016 | Berry, KY Harry Martin Snyder 1/29/2017 | Lexington, KY



Ruth Iris Burge Hodge 1/9/2017 | Shelbyville, KY


Robert Allan Hill 11/5/2016 | Louisville, KY


Friends and Formers Ralph Warren Ash Former 1/18/2017 | Prescott, AZ Paul Leslie Blevins, II Former 5/8/2015 | Mount Sterling, KY Mary Maggard Croghan Former 12/24/2016 | London, OH Juanita Ruth Clark Cutshaw Former 10/5/2016 | Georgetown, KY Dr. David Davila Faculty-Retired 11/3/2016 | Georgetown, KY Dr. Albert E. Drake Former 9/4/2016 | Stamping Ground, KY Jimmie G. Estill Former 3/23/2013 | Frankfort, KY Geneva Carolyn Yoste Gillispie Seamstress Maskrafters 10/30/2016 | Georgetown, KY Rachel Grace Colson Gilmer Former 7/23/2016 | Tallagassee, FL Frank Hamilton, Jr. Fellow/Friend 9/16/2016 | Lexington, KY Jon Edwin Lam Former 9/21/2016 | Bowling Green, KY

Anthony “Tony” Whitfield, Sr. 9/18/2016 | Gilbertsville, KY

Thomas “Tom” Clayton Roberts 9/1/2016 | Frankfort, KY



Linda Turner Nallia 5/17/2016 | Frankfort, KY

Rev. Harold Louis Beeler 3/7/2014 | Taylorsville, KY



Mary Margaret McClintock Former 1/28/2017 | Paris, KY


Dr. Don C. McFadden, Jr. Friend 7/4/2016 | Mt. Sterling, KY

Sharon Sugar Hardin 9/9/2007 | Nashville, TN John Philip Schmidt 12/20/2007 | Florence, KY David Wesley Pence 3/9/2011 | Hillsboro, OH Pat Salyers Warren 10/23/2016 | Frankfort, KY


John Dean Goldsberry 12/11/2015 | Owenton, KY

Rebecca Ann Burden Mackey 9/7/2016 | Lexington, KY

Dr. Larry Dean Thomas Alumni, graduation year unknown.

12/21/2016 | Louisville, KY

Rev. Dr. Joe Elbert Lunceford Faculty-Retired 12/14/2016 Stamping Ground, KY

Kathleen Reed Mullins Former 10/30/2016 | Norfolk, VA Rev. Robert Eugene Phillips Former 6/22/2016 | Mobile, AL

John Preston Draper, Sr. 11/26/2016 Williamstown, KY

Marcella Rose Parker Skallerup Former 9/28/2016 | Palm Harbor, FL


Aleen Noland Strong Former 10/18/2016 | Winchester, KY

Donald L. Richardson 10/2/2016 | Shelbyville, KY Robert Alan Adcock 1/24/2017 | Louisville, KY

Marjorie Ann Whalen Taylor Former 10/26/2016 | Cynthiana, KY Patricia Ruth Salyers Warren Former 10/23/2016 | Frankfort, KY


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