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Letter from the President DEAR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS, This is a time of great activity on the campus as the spring semester is reaching its midpoint and we think of warmer weather, alumni weekend, spring commencement, and a host of events that make our university an active community of learning. Those of you who attended my inauguration in November honored me with your presence. Many others followed events through the news media and The Info Page, and you know that I chose for the inauguration the theme “Traditions and Transformations.” The theme seems particularly appropriate for our institution. We have undergone many transformations throughout our history, but a strong commitment to student learning has remained with us. We’ve returned to our roots as a residential learning environment, and our beautiful historic campus is known statewide as the home of Georgia’s public liberal arts university. I tend to do my best thinking while surrounded by the natural beauty outside my home. The trees, the animals, and the mist rising from the lake give me the opportunity to step back from the busy days we all experience and allow me to see things in perspective. Such was the case just before the inauguration last fall. While thinking about the role of the liberal arts, I came to see that the kind of education we offer is essential to a free society. “We teach as if world depended on it” is a statement that you may have read on our web site, and we mean it. Society’s problems will be solved by those who have the critical thinking skills that our graduates acquire. And democracy depends on citizens who are educated for engagement in civic life. I also realized that students often have displayed incredible courage in the face of societal forces that opposed change, so vividly recounted by alumna Helen Lewis in her distinguished alumni lecture the week of the inauguration. And I learned that students in all generations have taken immense pride in their institution, in the quality of their education, and in the lasting relationships they forged here. As I continued my thinking I reflected on the fact that many of our traditions lead us now toward national prominence as a public liberal arts university. We are already developing pillars of distinction in programs across the institution as a means of taking our beloved university to the next level of excellence. This spring I am leading a discussion of those values and principles that are central to the university. I expect that these discussions will lead to a new strategic plan. My thoughts also led to a renewed appreciation of our physical campus and the many historic structures whose architecture is a monument to the ancient ideals of liberal arts education as envisioned in the new world by Jefferson and his contemporaries. Last semester we engaged in the process of updating our campus master plan, which outlines how the campus will develop as a home for our community of learning and how we will preserve the historic nature of our campus. The completed plan, due later this semester, will emphasize the academic core of the campus as the heart of the educational enterprise. Thank you for your support of Georgia College & State University. I am convinced that the university will achieve national prominence within a decade if all of us continue to work toward that goal. If you haven’t visited us lately, I encourage you to come back to campus to see the impressive progress that we have made. As always, DOROTHY LELAND

CONNECTION Winter 2005, Vol. XIIII, No. 3 Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

President Dorothy Leland

Vice President for University Advancement Amy Nitsche

Director of University Communications Mitch Clarke

Senior Writer and Editor Binky Strickland

Contributing Writers Mitch Clarke, Carolyn Ishee, Jennifer Jones, Niyatee Kansara, Meigan Manis, Brad Muller

Senior Photographer Tim Vacula

Contributing Photographer Becky Jones

Graphic Designer Jon M. Scott

Printer Panaprint Connection is published twice a year by the Office of University Communications and the Office of University Advancement. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Distributed free of charge to alumni, friends and parents of Georgia College & State University. Please send change of address, class notes and deaths to: University Advancement Campus Box 96 Milledgeville, GA 31061 Story ideas, contributed articles, photographs and letters are welcomed; however, the university accepts no responsibility for unsolicited items. Send those items to: University Communications Campus Box 97 Milledgeville, GA 31061 For admissions information, contact the: Office of Admissions Campus Box 23 Milledgeville, GA 31061 For the latest news about GC&SU, visit The Info Page at: Georgia College & State University, established in 1889, is Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University.

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Table of Contents Features 9 Digging it GC&SU’s extensive fossil collection is the basis for the new Natural History Museum that opened in November in Herty Hall.


The Inauguration of Dorothy Leland The university celebrated the inauguration of Dr. Leland as its 10th president with several unique events that reflected the theme “Traditions and Transformations.”

24 Foundation Annual Report The GC&SU Foundation proudly presents its 2003-2004 annual report, highlighting successes of the past year and honoring our donors.


Three of a kind Dr. Nick “Bo” Beadles is one of three members of his family to become a full professor at a University System of Georgia institution.

42 Traveling Woman Since her days at GSCW, Frances Hardin has traveled around the world and back – to Europe, Antarctica, the North Pole, Alaska, the Himalayas, Egypt, South Africa, Rhodesia and other “wild and wooly places.”

Departments 4 18 22 39 40 44 45 46

UpFront Around Campus News from the Schools Faculty Notes Bobcats Sports Alumni News Class Notes In Memoriam

On The Cover: B ILL WALL, chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

UpFront You can read the latest news updates from GC&SU and get linked to coverage in the local media by visiting The Info Page at

THE TSUNAMI TRAGEDY GC&SU alumni work to help tsumani victims in their homeland Dilanka Seimon Dilanka Seimon was on a two-week Christmas vacation in Sri Lanka when the tsunami disaster occurred. In an email message sent to family, friends and others who had inquired about his ordeal, Seimon related the events of Dec. 26, 2004, and the days that followed. On that day, he and his family were heading for the home in Kalutara of his

▲ Delanka Seimon in Sri Lanka grandfather, who had passed away just three days after Seimon arrived in Colombo. They were traveling down the Galle Road, which runs parallel to the coast, all the way down south and around the island, when they saw panicstricken villagers running inland.

“They just ran past our car, one of them yelled something about ‘sea erupting,’” wrote Seimon, who graduated in 2003 with a degree in economics. “We decided to turn back inland ourselves and found our way back home to Columbo through another route.” Seimon and his family then learned about the earthquake that had occurred under the sea off Sumatra in Indonesia, triggering 30-foot tidal waves in the region. Two of Seimon’s aunts’ homes and his grandfather’s home were badly damaged by the waves, but members of his family were not hurt. “The most hopeless days were the first three days after the 26th,” Seimon wrote. “No one knew what hit them.” Seimon’s family members were located, as well as their close friends. “By the infinite grace of God, they were all alive and safe,” he wrote. Seimon was to return to the U.S. on Jan. 2, but the company with which he is employed, Sequent Energy in Houston, Texas, allowed him to remain in Sri Lanka for an extra week to help with the relief effort. In addition, AGL Resources, the parent company of Sequent Energy, made a contribution of $50,000 to the relief effort, Seimon said.

Murali Thirumal

GC&SU alumnus Murali Thirumal’s thoughts keep wandering to where his heart lies — his homeland, Sri Lanka — especially now, when the Sri Lankan tsunami victims need help. Thirumal, the executive director of the Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, is raising funds for relief of victims in the areas affected by the tsunami which occurred in December 2004. As the founder of the Sri Lanka Disaster Relief Fund, he has collected about $16,000 so far from institutions and private individuals over the Middle Georgia region. He said he is moved by the response to the fund-raising effort. “It’s very heart warming that Americans are opening up and giving to a cause for a disaster that did not even take place in America,” he said.

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“What sets her apart, in my mind, is her generosity and involvement in so many extracurricular programs of a worthwhile nature.” – JIM WENTHE Montgomery one of 40 “Most Promising Minority Students”

▲ Students, faculty and staff hold a candlelight vigil on campus in January to honor of tsunami victims. Thirumal said his immediate family members are safe, but that he has lost some of his childhood schoolmates, and some of his distant family members were directly affected by the tsunami. A former president of the GC&SU Alumni Association, Thirumal, received his bachelor of general studies in 1991 and master of science in biology in 1998 from GC&SU. As an active alumnus, he said he was thrilled with President Dorothy Leland’s interest in a “long-term posttsunami educational plan for the victims.” Persons interested in contributing to the Sri Lanka Distaster Relief fund may visit the website at or e-mail Thirumal at

Ashley Montgomery of Macon, a senior majoring in marketing and art, had an opportunity to learn from top executives in the field of advertising in February as a participant in the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Minority Students program. Montgomery was among 40 minority students from over the country to be invited by the AAF Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism to participate in the program Feb. 8-10 in New York City. Now in its ninth year, the program builds a multicultural advertising workforce by connecting recruiters with advertising students who demonstrate excellence. Finalists traveled to the New York Athletic Club to gain valuable insight from executives from leading agencies, advertisers and media companies, in addition to interviewing with top advertising companies. The participants represent 33 colleges around the nation. Montgomery is the vice president of programs for the GC&SU student Marketing and Advertising Club, and a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity as well as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She was Staff Member of the Year 20032004 for the GC&SU Involved in Volunteer Efforts Center, known as the GIVE Center, served as the stu-

Ashley Montgomery dent coordinator for “Project Little Feet,” and has been a mentor for SOAR, a minority advising program. “Although Ashley is outstanding academically, what sets her apart, in my mind, is her generosity and involvement in so many extracurricular programs of a worthwhile nature,” said Dr. Jim Wenthe, professor of marketing and GC&SU AAF faculty advisor The daughter of John W. Montgomery and the late Janie M. Stephens of Macon, Ashley Montgomery graduated from Southwest High in Macon. The American Advertising Federation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry.

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Hughes pens inaugural poem Sara Hughes recalls riding in the backseat of the family car when she was a child, choosing one word and making words that rhymed, using every letter of the alphabet. “I’ve always loved words,” she said. “I was interested in the way they sound.” Hughes’ words were an integral part of the investiture Nov. 12 of Dr. Dorothy Leland as the 10th president of Georgia College & State University. She was chosen as the official inaugural poet and read a poem she wrote especially for the occasion titled “What We Learn from Our Teachers” at the investiture ceremony. Hughes was chosen to write the inaugural poem from among a group of Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing graduates, said Dr. David Evans, chair and professor in the Department of English, Speech, and Journalism, and coordinator of the investiture service. The choice also reflected the desire of President Leland to have the inauguration celebrate the life of the university, he said. Hughes was born in Cordele, Ga., grew up in Thomson and graduated from Thomson High School. In May of 2004 she received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree Sara Hughes recites the poem she wrote in honor of President from GC&SU. Her bachelor of Dorothy Leland’s inauguration at the investiture ceremony in arts degree in English is from November. Mercer University. She and her husband, fiction writer Scott Hughes, live in Macon, where she teaches pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Montessori of Macon. “In poetry, every word counts,” she said. “I like choosing the best words and putting them in the best possible order to get my message across.” The poem Sara wrote for the inauguration is “that rare piece written for an occasion that also succeeds as an artistic accomplishment,” said Dr. Martin Lammon, the Fuller E. Callaway/Flannery O’Connor Chair in Creative Writing and a professor of English at GC&SU. “Sara has struck just the right chord with her poem, an evocative, quirky recollection of childhood and learning, but also a celebration of holding on to what really matters as we face new challenges. The language, tone, and cadence of the poem are exquisite.”


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SIFE prides itself on service to others It is no secret that Georgia College & State University prides itself on student involvement in the community, but there are many people who may not be familiar with the community service by a group known as the SIFE team. SIFE stands for Students in Free Enterprise, and is a student service organization whose objective is to encourage students and members of the community to become more educated about free enterprise and personal finance. To be considered a member, a person must complete 20 hours of community service. “SIFE is part of what experiential learning is all about,” said Dr. John Swinton, one of the team’s advisers. The GC&SU SIFE Team has taught international free trade to Baldwin High School’s home economics classes, and have sold signatures on bricks that are used to build Habitat for Humanity houses. The group has also been involved in a community program at Macedonia Baptist Church in which they teach citizens about debt and personal finance. And they have presented a program on debt to students in the residence halls. The SIFE team also competes with their projects against other SIFE teams across the southeast annually. For the past three years, the GC&SU SIFE team has won regionally and has gone on to compete nationally. They are currently working on their biggest project to date. They are investigating the possibility of opening a gift shop where GC&SU T-shirts and gifts will be sold. The money from that project will go to ship academic books to Africa.


GC&SU students active in politics Students at GC&SU had a chance to learn about and become involved in the democratic process through a number of programs held September through November around campus. Rock the Vote Day kicked off the series of events Sept. 2. Student organizations, including NAACP, LASSO, Young Democrats, College Republicans, and the Student Government Association sponsored tables offering information and advocacy, there was a voter registration drive, a polling machine demonstration, SGA elections, and a live remote broadcast by the university radio station WGUR. President Dorothy Leland proclaimed the day as Red, White, and Blue Dress Down Day. GC&SU was officially registered with MTV as a Rock the Vote location. The American Democracy Project is a partner in the campus event, sponsored by GC&SU Student Activities. Internationally known author Paul Rogat Loeb gave a speech titled “Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time” Sept. 14 in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium. Loeb talked about how people get involved in larger community issues, and what stops them from getting involved. He also talked about how people can stay committed to social activism, and how civic involvement can give people a sense of unparalleled connection and purpose. The Interdisciplinary Studies Program, the American Democracy Project and LASSO, the Law and Society Student Association, sponsored the first offering, three roundtable discussions of the upcoming presidential elections held Oct. 4-18 at various locations around campus. DebateWatch 2004 was an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and members of the surrounding community to watch all four of the televised presidential and vice presidential candidate

debates, and engage afterwards in lively discussions hosted by students in the university’s rhetoric program. The “neighborhood” debate viewings, hosted by the American Democracy Project and the GC&SU Rhetoric Program, took place Sept. 30,

Oct. 5, Oct. 8, and Oct 13 at various sites around campus. Participants were able to watch the debates at small, comfortable, “living room” settings, and then turn off the television and engage in guided post-debate discussions.

▲ Susan Lockes learns how to use the state’s new electronic voting machine during a “Rock the Vote” event last fall. At top, the campus participates in a roundtable discussion of the 2004 presidential election.

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GC&SU among nation’s best

▲ Leah Dean helps Lori Pierce with an assignment in the Writing Center.

Use of Writing Center increases There are photographs of some of the great writers of all time, with their quotes about writing forming a border around the walls of the GC&SU Writing Center in Lanier Hall. For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn’t know I knew. – Robert Frost. For a long time now, I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. – Ernest Hemingway. And from “Dr. Pete” is this quote: Teaching writing does not mean showing students how it’s done; it means showing them how they can do it. That quote summarizes Dr. Pete Carriere’s philosophy about writing, he said. Carriere, director of the GC&SU Writing Center, said he believes writing is not a method of transmitting information, but a way to acquire knowledge. “In writing, we use our own language,” he said. “It is like a part of us – an appendage. It is who we are.” The Writing Center is a free service available to all members of the university community. It’s a place where both graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines across campus go to get help with the writing process. Usage of the writing center has skyrocketed in

the past few years. This semester alone, there were close to 600 visits by students to the center – around 1,100 for the year. About two-thirds are students taking English courses. But the rest are students seeking help in writing for other classes, from business, marketing, and mathematics to psychology, and interdisciplinary studies, art and theatre, Carriere said. This year there are seven consultants in the center. Additionally, former students of the honors English composition courses bring the Writing Center into the residence halls by assisting students there. “It’s a very beautiful situation,” said Susan Hutner, a graduate student from Rochester, N.Y., who is a consultant at the center while working on her master of fine arts degree in writing. “A lot of kids are so grateful for the help. Some of them are just glad to hear that they have some strong skills. The students who use the center are invited to express their opinions anonymously on evaluation forms: And, in the language of the day, one student simply wrote, “”You guys rock!”

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Georgia College & State University has been rated the 18th best public university in the south in the Master’s category by the U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue for 2005. The university also has one of the highest “reputation” scores in this category. GC&SU was the second highestrated public institution in Georgia in the category which includes universities that offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and some master’s degree programs. The category does not include Georgia’s four research universities. “It is always gratifying when an organization with the reputation of U.S. News and World Report recognizes the work that we’ve done at GC&SU,” President Dorothy Leland said. “Our ranking is validation of the efforts of our faculty and staff to create a nationally recognized liberal arts college. I expect to see us rise even further in the rankings over the next five years as a result of plans we have implemented to improve on factors such as student graduation and the annual alumni giving rate.” The rankings were released just days after GC&SU welcomed one of its most competitive freshmen classes ever. The class of 900 students has an average SAT score of 1118, the first time in school history the average has topped 1100. It is almost 90 points higher than the national average. The southern region in U.S. News’ rankings includes 12 states – Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.

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he opening of Georgia College & State University’s Natural History Museum during the week of inauguration activities was the realization of a dream Dr. Bill Wall has had for more than 20 years. “It represents many years of building up a collection with something like this in mind,” said Wall, chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at GC&SU. At the opening, President Dorothy Leland said that she was “literally blown away” when she was shown the fossil collections of GC&SU biology faculty tucked away in drawers and cabinets in Herty Hall. When she discovered a storage room filled with boxes and old filing cabinets, with wires hanging from the ceiling, she saw in her mind’s eye the natural history museum envisioned by Wall. Thanks to a lot of cooperation and collaboration between various entities and the hard work of many people, the museum became a reality the week the university celebrated her inauguration. As Wall looked proudly around the new facility, he recalled how it all began in 1983 with a collection of fossils from digs conducted by him and his students in the Badlands of South Dakota. A portion of that collection of fossil vertebrates, now one of the largest in the Southeast, is housed in the museum with other important finds by several biology faculty members. In addition to Wall’s collection, the museum houses a collection of Ice Age fossils, including a complete bison skull from Dr. Al Mead’s digs in Brunswick, Ga.; a collection from Dr. Dennis Parmley’s work that includes whales, sharks, and other marine animals from an inactive kaolin mine in Wilkinson County; Dr. Bob Chandler’s collection from digs in Trinidad, Argentina, and the Santa Fe River in Florida that represent the great interchange between


At left, a student looks at one of the many display cases in the museum. At right, Kathy Tennille and Harriett Whipple talk at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the museum in November. North and South America; and a collection of Late Paleocene fossil plants found in central and western North Dakota by Dr. Melanie DeVore. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Chandler, who is also an expert on the teratorn, a giant extinct Ice Age bird. “In addition to all the collections in this museum, there are a wealth of others that the students have access to. This is a research facility. Our faculty involve their students with co-authorship of their research.” That collaboration between faculty and students in research at GC&SU is almost unprecedented in the world of faculty research, especially at an undergraduate level, Wall said.

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“We have world-class researchers here, but they are the kind of researchers who like working with students rather than being closeted with their research,” Wall said. “This allows our students to experience the reality of what it’s like to be a scientist.” Dr. Al Mead, whose Ice Age fossils are housed in the museum, explained that undergraduate and graduate students at Georgia College are not only involved in the “grunt” work or labor of field-oriented studies, but a large number of them present papers at meetings such as the Georgia Academy of Sciences. “I think the amount of time faculty members dedicate to mentoring the stu-

dents makes us unique,” he said. “For instance, I have one graduate and two undergraduate students who share my office with me. They basically have unlimited access to me while they are working on their research. They don’t have to wait days or weeks to see me to ask questions.” Mead received his master’s degree in biology from Georgia College. While at the college, he gained real-life experience in the field with Wall as they worked side by side at excavations in the Badlands. “I know from the student’s perspective the importance of student research,” he said. “I have traveled to the Badlands of South Dakota with Dr. Wall

and witnessed the ‘education’ of many students. I have witnessed that ‘Eureka!’ moment when the student says ‘Wow!’ It all makes sense now!’ ” Mead said the guidance he received at GC&SU steered his academic career. “I knew that upon completion of my Ph.D, I wanted to teach at an institution that valued faculty-student collaboration,” he said. “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to return to my alma mater.” Bob Bahn, a graduate student in biology from Jacksonville, Fla., has been working with Mead at the excavation site in Brunswick. Bahn was a political science major with a bent toward biology, and several friends who were major-

ing in biology. “I was planning to go to law school,” he said. “I’ve got a bunch of friends who were majoring in biology, and when I saw what was going on here, I decided this is what I want to do.” Bahn said that research is an important part of his graduate work, and that being able to work with Mead is invaluable. “It is extremely important, especially in a field like paleontology, because of my need to acquire knowledge such as how to prep fossils, or identify certain characteristics, or who I should look up when I need information on a certain topic,” he said. “The information I must

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learn is endless. It really is like apprenticing under someone who is very skilled in their field, and I’m trying to acquire those skills so that I may be able to do the same one day.” Bahn said he is planning to pursue a doctoral degree in geology and fossil work. “All of skills I have learned will come with me,” he said. Broc Davis is also a graduate student working on an Osprey nesting project for his thesis. Davis, from Reidsville, Ga., is currently employed as a wildlife and game biologist for a large corporation in Alabama. He has worked with Dr. Bob Chandler both in the field and the lab.

Davis said he felt that it is imperative that students work on research and in the field with their professors. “Besides a change in scenery, field work is much more interesting, and makes things easier to learn,” he said. “My field work with the professors at GC&SU has played a major role in where I am now, and I have Dr. Chandler and Dr. (Chris) Skelton to thank for that.” While each of the collections housed in the museum are important on their own, the museum itself tells the whole story of life through time, beginning with invertebrates through the appearance of humans on earth, said Linda Chandler, a biologist who is over-

seeing the design of the museum. “You will also see how fossils are formed, the evolution of fish, the evolution of amphibians and reptiles and birds,” she said. The museum also houses Dr. Bill Wolfe’s entomology collection, one of the largest in the Southeast with more than 70,000 specimens of insects. The realization of the dream came about because of various departments that pitched in with funds from their areas, Wall said, from the president and vice president to continuing education and the physical plant. It represents hours of hard work from the faculty, students, and people like Heidi Mead, who is in charge of preparing the fossils for

▲ Clockwise from left, Kelly Clark, Bob Bahn, Josh Clark and Dr. Al Mead show off artifacts found on a recent dig in southeast Georgia. 12

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display, and Linda Chandler. One biology professor, Dr. Harold Reed, is “the master mechanic and builder,” who literally has put sweat equity into the project, said Wall. “This museum represents many, many hours of work by a lot of people, including the physical plant crew, who have been on the job continuously, and our students,” he said. “Students were involved in all aspects of the museum.” Among the students working to bring the museum plans to fruition were Emily Parrish, a graduate student in biology of Fort Valley, Ga., and Alex Kittle. Parrish and Kittle worked to clean up the trilobites that are on display and made themselves available to Linda Chandler and Heidi Mead. Parrish, who has a wide range of interests, including paleontology, genetics, and zoology, took part in preparing the museum for its opening as part of an independent study in museum techniques. “In this class, I was assigned to work with Alex on the invertebrate collection, but was pleased to have the opportunity to help out with the museum as well,” she said. Parrish said the museum will allow students and members of the community to see the paleontological aspect of the biology program at the college because it makes the fossils more accessible. “Previously, these fossils were held in the storage in the collection room which is restricted,” she said. “The museum allows the many hours our professors have devoted to hard work in the field to be realized and appreciated by all.” She said the museum will be an important resource for GC&SU undergraduate and graduate students. “Many people regard paleontology as something they may see on TV; this museum raises the awareness that it is

▲ Museum visitors look at artifacts on display. something in which they, too, may actively participate,” she said. “By having access to the museum, students are introduced to an opportunity they may not have known they had before.” Parrish said she is the most impressed by the fossils that have been found in Georgia. “People tend to equate paleontology with the distant and exotic,” she said. “In truth, the shoreline used to extend right up to the Fall Line, and Dr. Parmley has uncovered a vast array of marine fossils in the Coastal Plain area of the state. The bison and mammoth bones that Dr. Mead discovered in Brunswick shows that megafauna once lived here.” Biology major Kelly Clark, a junior from Brunswick, said the museum also shows students what it is like to work with fossils and how people find them. “This may influence which path the students choose in college,” he said. The museum will be a valuable teaching tool for all levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school, Wall said. He hopes that funding

will become available to staff the museum so that tours can be conducted on a regular basis. “It is for all ages,” he said “I want it to be accessible to anyone interested in natural history.” Mead said he will use the museum for class assignments in his phylogeny, physical geology, and historical geology classes. He agreed with Parrish that the museum will bring the fossils the students have read about or seen in pictures closer to home. “Students see pictures in books about fossils from various parts of the world; however, seeing something in a book gives the impression that ‘those things never occurred around here,’” he said. “The students can come to the museum, and see the mammoth and giant bison bones from Georgia. Hopefully, they step back and say, ‘Whoa! Those things walked around Georgia!’ If they do, then they will begin to think, and if we can get them to think for themselves, we have succeeded.” ❖

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Twins uncover Ice Age fossils on family land By Binky Strickland


sor of anthropology and then-director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, contacted me to see if I would have any interest in the material and in contacting the Clarks about further excavations,” said Mead, an assistant professor and curator of mammals in the Department of Biological and Environmental ▲ The team included Dr. Al Mead, Dane Chandler, Bob Bahn, Dr. Harold Reed, Sciences. “I drove up to Dr. Dennis Parmley, and Blake Bearden. UGA to see the materiof deer, voles, birds, snakes, turtles, land al and the rest is ancient history!” tortoises, alligators, frogs, and a host of Today Josh and Kelly Clark are fish. They also have collected invertejuniors majoring in biology at GC&SU and their discovery, along with other Ice brates such as crabs and gastropods. “This group of animals clearly Age fossils from the excavation site, are shows that Georgia was not a barren ice among the collections housed in the land during the Ice Age,” Mead said. new Museum of Natural History which Kelly and Josh Clark now work side opened in Herty Hall during inauguraby side with Mead at the site – very tion week. hard work, but the rewards to students Pleistocene localities containing involved in an excavation for the first large vertebrate fossils are extremely time are worth it, said Josh. rare in Georgia, said Mead. “The work it took to prepare the “As we continue to excavate, this bison skull for display is impressive,” he site is becoming the most significant said. “To me, it was just a surprise to Pleistocene locality ever discovered in discover that these animals existed in the state,” he said. “Based on mammals South Georgia.” identified to date, the He said that working with Mead, fossil deposit formed other professors and grad students is between 10,000 to teaching him skills that he can use in his 300,000 years ago.” later career. And discoveries like the Mead said that the one on his family’s property make up majority of the fossils for the mundane tasks like paperwork come from the and making phone calls. Columbian Mammoth “That is what tells me that I want and Giant Bison. In this kind of job,” he said. “I think the addition, the team has kind of people who would do well in a unearthed an array of field like paleontology are the kind of terrestrial and aquatic people with great imaginations and vertebrate fossils, open minds.” ❖ including the remains ▲

magine exploring a cypress swamp on your family’s property and stumbling upon the mother lode – an area rich in large Ice Age fossils, one of the most significant Pleistocene locals ever discovered in Georgia. That’s exactly what happened to Josh and Kelly Clark in 2001, while they were still in high school. While exploring and fishing along the canal behind the family home near Brunswick, Ga., the twins came up with what turned out to be a femur, jaws, and vertebrae from the Columbian Mammoth and Giant Bison, two extinct Ice Age mammals. Josh and Kelly, who had already developed a keen interest in paleontology, knew they had something special. They stuffed their finds in their backpacks, brought them home and cleaned them up and began the search for some answers. They took the bones to Coastal Georgia Community College, and then to the University of Georgia to have them analyzed. However, UGA does not have a vertebrate paleontologist on the faculty. Enter Dr. Al Mead. “I had given a seminar talk on North American rhinos at UGA the year before, so when these bones arrived, Dr. Elizabeth J. Reitz, a profes-


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Among the items found on the dig was the skull of the giant bison. In the photo, it is laying upsides down. Only the left horn is attached. The horn is approximately 30 inches long; the back of the skull is approximately 12 inches wide

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▲ President Dorothy Leland receives ovation before delivering her inaugural address. Standing behind Leland are Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith, Regent Joel O. Wooten, and search committee member Genie Snyder.

eorgia College & State University celebrated the inauguration of Dorothy Leland as its 10th president with several unique events that reflected the theme “Traditions & Transformations,” from a poem written by a graduate of the university, to the singing of a trio of alma maters representative the institution at various times in its history. Leland selected the theme “Traditions & Transformations” to highlight the remarkable history and promising future of Georgia College & State University. “Since joining this fine university, I have come to know your deep passion for academic excellence and commitment to building a vibrant community of learning,” Leland told the student, faculty, alumni and friends who gathered for the investiture ceremony. “This passion and commitment has endured through name changes and historical shifts in emphasis.” The theme also illuminates that history of liberal arts education from its classical Greek roots to the modern day, she said. Focusing on the connection between liberal arts education and the public good, Leland told her audience that “the ancient civic purpose of liberal arts education remains a compelling contemporary rationale.” “If our democracy thrives in a climate of free-inquiry and civil debate, we must teach and reinforce its essential elements. If our democracy demands informed and compassionate leaders, we must equip our students for this challenge. If our democracy is enriched

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by a sense of civic responsibility, we must model and nurture it.” Dr. Thomas Meredith, chancellor of the University System of Georgia, conducted the investiture ceremony. Joel O. Wooten Jr., chairman of the Board of Regents, delivered greetings. Dr. David Evans, who served as chair of the campus presidential search committee, was the master of ceremonies. The inaugural medallion was created for the investiture by Jon Scott of GC&SU Printing Services. It features a Corinthian column, representing the rich history and tradition of the university, and laurel leaves, representing the university’s mission as Georgia’s public liberal arts university. The seal also features 10 stars, one for each of the university’s presidents. The poem, “What We Learn from Our Teachers,” was be read by Sara Hughes of Macon, Ga., who graduated in May with a master of fine arts degree in creative writing. (See Page 6). The formal investiture ceremony was the capstone of a weeklong celebration of the university. Among the many highlights of the week was a Founders Day Ceremony, which honored deceased former presidents of the university, all of whom are buried in Memory Hill Cemetery; the Bobcat Ramble, a road race/walk to raise money for a scholarship for GC&SU students from Baldwin County; and the day of service, in which teams of faculty, staff and students participated in communityservice projects in the area. Dr. Helen Lewis, a 1946 graduate of Georgia State College for Women, who has enjoyed a long and influential career as a teacher and a writer, delivered the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Lecture on how the social activism of students from Georgia State College for Women influence her life commitments The university also opened its new Natural History Museum in Herty Hall. (See page 9.) To read the full text of President Dorothy Leland’s inaugural address, go to❖


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From top, student Harold Mock talks about former President Marvin Parks during a Founders Day ceremony at Memory Hill cemetery; alumnae Helen Lewis talks with Bruce Gentry following her distinguished alumni lecture; President Leland walks past a mural created in her honor by art students; President Leland surrounded by members of the Student Ambassador Team at the Inaugural Gala.

Around Campus Invasion of the iPods Tiny music device makes big impact in GC&SU classrooms by MEIGAN MANIS


eorgia College & State one of the first classes to use the University has been iPods. That fall the iPods made invaded by pods – the difference in helping that iPods, that is. For the class of students deal with the third year Dr. Robert Viau, is first anniversary of Sept. 11. leading the way in allowing iPods “[Viau] told us to all pick a to invade his classroom. And the song on the iPod that best repreinvasion is likely to continue all sented our feelings,” said across campus. Rifenburg. “People picked songs An iPod is a pocket-sized all across the board. … The iPod MP3 player created by Apple use sparked the class.” Computer, Inc. that holds and Currently, Viau uses the iPod plays up to 10,000 songs. technology in the Honors “An iPod isn’t just a toy,” Program’s seminar class on says Viau. “iPods create a world Utopia and Dystopias, where 48 of opportunity for bringing techhonors students have iPods that nology into the classroom.” allow them to experience period Randall Thursby, vice chanmusic for each book studied in cellor for information and the class. instructional technology for the “The iPods get students into University System of Georgia, Dr. Viau’s office to use his comoriginally approached Jim puter to upload,” said Rifenburg. Wolfgang, chief information offi“And when students were in his cer of GC&SU, with the idea of office uploading, there was time developing a way to use the iPod for him to talk to us and for us to technology in the classroom. communicate with one another.” Wolfgang then brought the idea The university is currently Elizabeth Copelan uses an iPod as part of a class assignment. The small to the GC&SU campus and exploring options to increase the device has allowed students to hear period music from each era studied solicited faculty proposals on availability of the iPod technoloin an honors program class. ways they would use the iPods in gy campuswide. Recently, their classroom. Wolfgang traveled to Colorado At the time Viau, a professor for a national conference, where CDs for his students to use as a tool. in the English, Speech, and Journalism he exhibited a seven-minute DVD highWhen the idea of the iPod came into Department, was teaching a course in lighting the iPod use at GC&SU. view, Viau took off running. “The Gothic Imagination,” a course that “A group of vice presidents from With the help of seed money, the focuses on the Gothic elements that can Apple were gathered around by the first 20 iPods were purchased, along be found in literature, art, and music. with an Apple iBook laptop, nicknamed time it was over” said Viau. “They were just blown away that we’d put someFrustrated by the inability to bring the “mothership,” by students, that enough music into the course due to the allows Viau to load music into the iPods. thing together like that to highlight the limited available technology, Viau was Michael Rifenburg, a senior English use of their technology.” ❖ about to resort to burning music onto major, was in Viau’s class in Fall 2002, Georgia College & State University Connection • Winter 2005




McElmurray tells her own story in award-winning book By MEIGAN MANIS


aren McElmurray’s greatest reward in writing her awardwinning book Surrendered Child will never be awards and accolades from literary critics. She is just glad to have told the story – because it is her own story. After two years of penning her memoir, McElmurray finally is able to share with the world her story, a secret she kept for over 25 years. “You don’t hear about adoption from the perspective of the mother who gave up her child very much. It felt like a story that was untold,” said McElmurray. McElmurray is in her first year as an assistant professor in the English, Speech, and Journalism Department, when her main concentration is within the creative writing track Surrendered Child, published in October 2004 by the University of Georgia Press, is the poignant story told through the eyes of a birth mother surrendering her child to adoption. Her second book, following her 1999 publication of Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven, a fiction novel. Ultimately, McElmurray’s decision to tell her story came from her desire to “take possession of that core story, this secret in my heart.” I felt like I needed to get this story out before I would be able to go one to new, and maybe more joyful writing,” said McElmurray. “My life has been possessed by this loss, and if your deepest loss isn’t articulated, depression will settle on you and your writing,” she said. In 1973, at the age of 16, McElmurray made the decision to give her son up for adoption through the Kentucky Department of Social


Services. “My mother suffered terribly from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and was pretty ill my entire life. She was never there for me as a mother, so I had no idea how to be a mother,” she said. “I was a child. I had no idea what mothering was, nor what it ought to be.” This part of her life remained hidden inside her until 1999 when the desire to find out about her son prompted her to seek any information she could find. However, laws in Kentucky prevented her from gaining access to any information because adoption files are forever sealed. “I couldn’t even remember what my Karen McElmurray son’s exact birthday was because that time was so confusing in my memory,” McElmurray said. At that point McElmurray knew she could have hired an investigative reporter, but instead she chose to write her story into a book. Over Thanksgiving 2001 McElmurray received an e-mail from a young woman who had stumbled across the publisher’s website for McElmurray’s first book. This website contained a picture of McElmurray, as well as a link to an excerpt from her new book, and the link was entitled “June 21, 1973” - her son’s birthday. The

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woman writing the e-mail saw that the author, a birth mother who had given up her son, bore a striking resemblance to her boyfriend, who happened to have been adopted, and whose birthday was June 21, 1973. It was McElmurray’s son. Today, McElmurray has known her son, Andrew, for three years, and has since become friends with his adoptive mother. Her son’s adoptive family still lives in Kentucky, but Andrew is in graduate school in Tucson, Ariz., preparing to start his doctorate in archeology. ❖

First phase of GC&SU Library open



ince the groundbreaking ceremony of the $19.5 million expansion and renovation of the GC&SU Library took place in October of 2001, the campus community has eagerly anticipated the opening of its brand new addition. The wait was over in August of this year when the new addition to the library was opened to the public. The first phase of the project added 93,000 square feet to the existing library. GC&SU got new computer labs, study rooms, and a cyber café known as Books and Brew. The small but bustling coffee shop brews Starbucks coffee, makes smoothies, serves muffins and sandwiches, and is a favorite to students and faculty alike. “I think the new library is one of the best improvements the campus has seen in awhile,” said senior Mark Armstrong. “Because of the design and the social atmosphere that Books and Brew provides, I would venture to say it might be the new crown jewel of GC&SU.” When the renovation to the existing library wing is complete, it will feature 33 study rooms, a 75-person auditorium, 450,000 circulating materials, technical services, and a larger space for its special collections. The library will hold the Flannery O’Connor collections, the GC&SU horology collection, and the papers of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell. Lorene Flanders, associate university librarian and professor of library science, said that having extended library space and the expanded special collections area is a “vital part of the liberal arts mission.” The renovation of the existing building is set to be finished and opened in 2005, and once completed will make the GC&SU Library one of the largest in Georgia. Until that event occurs, students like Paige Price, a freshman, say they are impressed with what the library is offering so far.

▲ Vanessa Voigt catches up on her reading in the newly expanded GC&SU Library. “The library is such a vital part to GC&SU because it not only provides an academic place to learn and study, but a common place for students to meet and

socialize,” she said. “I am very excited about the new opening.” ❖ Aerial Merritt is a practicum student in University Communications. Her major is mass communication.

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CATS team allows GC&SU students to help youngsters in community by MEIGAN MANIS


t GC&SU, some CATS are making a huge difference in the community. But these CATS aren’t the furry, purring type. They are a group of undergraduate and graduate students who make up the Community Action Team for Service. The CATS team designs, organizes and conducts fun academic, team-building, and enrichment activities in school and camp settings, as well as through clubs and after-school programs. The goal of the CATS is to enrich the lives of K-12 students in Baldwin and surrounding counties, and to encourage them to achieve academically and set their goals for higher education. “CATS members get the chance to

give back the knowledge they have gained in school and nothing reinforces learning like teaching the information to someone else,” says Ruth Braddy, the director of academic outreach and the CATS coordinator CATS members are often recognized around campus and throughout the community by their orange shirts. “If ▲ A CATS volunteers shows students the variety of aquatic life found in any of us walk into a local Lake Laurel. store with an orange shirt on,” Braddy said, “we run the risk of being bombarded with hugs ety of subjects, but are all united by a and happy faces from the students we passion for serving the community by reach.” sharing their education. The CATS are The CATS members are GC&SU able to employ 13 work-study students, students who are studying a wide varione part-time administrative assistant,

Kaufman heads Coverdell Institute Gregg Kaufman has brought a long history of public service and community involvement to the position of director of the Coverdell Institute and Archives at GC&SU. He assumed the position Oct. 18. The institute, which is funded by a congressional grant, is dedicated to


advancing the legacy of public service left by the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell. “I am delighted that we were able bring him into this exciting and important program,” said Dr. Anne Gormly, vice president and dean of faculties. “Gregg is very enthusiastic about these programs and so I am confident that we will continue our successes with him in the director position,” The Coverdell Institute brings programs to the university that touch many aspects of its learning community, including leadership, service, scholar-

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ship, and civic engagement, she said. Kaufman has a master of theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J., a master of divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif., a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Prior to accepting the position at GC&SU, he served for almost 30 years in the Lutheran ministry, most recently as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Macon. ❖


and two graduate assistants, but the vast majority of the team are volunteers. The CATS team is open to any student with an interest in working with children, and prior experience is not necessary. The K-12 students participating with the CATS programs learn not to fear math, science or whatever their toughest subject may be. Braddy said the students also learn that “someone – college students living in their town – cared enough to come out and spend a day or more with them.” Their involvement with college students allows students who may never have considered going to college the change to develop goals that include a college degree. Although the CATS program greatly benefits the students involved, the teachers who call on the CATS for assistance may receive the most benefit. The CATS have become a huge resource to teachers in Baldwin County, as well as Hancock, Jones, Wilkinson, and Putnam counties. The CATS offer ready made field trip alternatives for teachers. “Planning a field trip can be a big deal,” Braddy said. “With us, teachers call or e-mail … and we handle the logistics of the day for the teachers.”


A CATS volunteer helps students dip for aquatic plants and animals on the bank of Lake Laurel.

The CATS offer opportunities for students to learn the history of the community, as well as the different areas of the community they may never have taken advantage of. The CATS use environmental sites such as Bartram Educational Forest, Lockerly Arboretum, and Lake Laurel, as well as historical sites like the GMC Old Capitol Museum, Memory Hill Cemetery, and the Old Governor’s Mansion. Dr. Harriet Whipple, the former

director of Academic Outreach and professor of biology is currently a consultant to the program. She has been a part of academic outreach at GC&SU since its beginning in 1968. “It started out as simply environmental education, but it has grown to include so much more,” says Whipple. Patricia Elangwe, a junior biology/pre-med student from Cameroon, said that Whipple takes care of the students. “She makes sure we eat well! She even threw me a birthday party. This really is a family,” says Elangwe. Whipple’s students are clearly important to her. “This program is just so important, on so many levels,” Whipple said. “Our students get so much out of it, and we are providing them the opportunity to get out into the community. It’s not all about science. We take these students who have very different interests and plug them into an opportunity to use them. It’s building these kids. It’s exactly what liberal arts education is all about.” The CATS office is located in 232 Herty Hall. For more information regarding the CATS please contact Ruth Braddy at ❖

Haney is executive assistant to the president Dr. Robert W. Haney assumed the position of executive assistant to the president in July. Haney came to GC&SU from Georgia Southern University, where he served as associate provost and assistant professor of

Spanish since 2002. As executive assistant to the president, he serves as the president’s chief of staff, working with and advising the president on significant matters that require her personal attention. He also provides support for the president in leading an effective administrative team, serves as liaison to internal and external constituencies, and develops and implements select initiatives and projects. Haney received his doctoral and

master of arts degrees in Spanish from the University of Kentucky. He has a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and French from Mercer University. Since 1982, he held the positions at Georgia Southern of assistant to the dean and assistant dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, assistant vice president for academic affairs, and associate vice president for academic affairs, while also holding the position of assistant professor of Spanish. ❖

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2003-2004 Foundation Annual Report The Georgia College & State University Foundation promotes and supports the mission of the university by acquiring and administering philanthropic funds and by utilizing the creative leadership and expertise of board members. The Foundation is a strong partner with

GC&SU in its goal to become one of the nation’s top public liberal arts colleges. The board leads through collaborative efforts and participation with the campus, community and alumni throughout the country. The Foundation is proud to present its 2003-2004 Annual Report.

Nitsche named vice president for advancement


my Nitsche has joined Georgia College & State University as its new vice president for University Advancement. She comes to GC&SU with 22 years of fund-raising experience, including 12 in higher education at both small and large universities. She has significant experience managing both the alumni and development functions of an advancement office. President DorothyLeland said that Nitsche’s appointment came at the right moment to carry forward the university’s vision for its advancement initiatives. “Public institutions are increasingly dependent upon private gifts for those measures of excellence that cannot be funded with state dollars,” Leland said. “Amy has a proven record in those areas of advancement that we value – establishing good relations with all our stakeholders and developing resources for advancing our vision to be one of the nation’s top public liberal arts institutions.” As vice president for advancement, Nitsche is responsible for planning,

▲ Amy Nitsche development and administration of the university’s advancement activities including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, alumni giving, foundations grant writing, special projects and capital campaigns. She also plays an important role in identifying sources of scholarships for deserving students. In addition, Nitsche works with all

college constituents, enhancing alumni relations, as well as strengthening ties with the local community and with prospective donors. She reports to the president and serves as executive secretary of the GC&SU Foundation board of trustees. Nitsche received a bachelor of business administration degree from Washburn University and a master of education from Northern Arizona University. She is a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. She received a Grand Award for Excellence in Programs by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE. Her higher education experience includes 10 years at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., where she served as senior college development officer and vice president of the Arizona State University Foundation. She also spent two years as executive director of alumni affairs at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. Before coming to GC&SU, Nitsche was a fund-raising consultant in Scottsdale, Ariz. ❖

Endowments Established in 2003-2004 Elton Russell Ard Scholarship Arts & Letters Endowment Fund Peyton and Mary Cook Scholars Fund Ida Freeman Memorial Scholarship Fund 22

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Mulligan Sisters Scholarship Ralph Norman Scholarship Fund Old Governor’s Mansion Endowment




Ways you can support Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University Each year gifts made to Georgia College & State University show the pride in our university and the expectation of a bright future. No university can achieve the high level of excellence that we expect without the support of alumni and friends.

Giving Opportunities 1889 Heritage Fund – The 1889 Heritage Fund supports many important endeavors at GC&SU such as student scholarships, faculty development, living-learning communities for students, library books and journals, and leadership programs. Each gift, no matter how large, makes a difference in the educational experience of GC&SU students. Exceptional Scholars Fund – This special fund provides scholarships to the university’s entering freshman. These awards are reserved for the best and brightest students among each year’s incoming freshman class. Donations to the Exceptional Scholars Fund help GC&SU compete with other universities in attracting exceptional students. General Scholarship Fund – Across the campus there is a significant need to attract and retain students each year. This fund helps to meet that need by providing scholarships to those students who are either in need of this support or who, through their educational accomplishments, merit such support.

dents or to support special initiatives. Endowed funds are established with a minimum gift of $10,000 from one or more donors. The principal is invested and a portion of the earnings provide, in perpetuity, scholarships, support for a university school, department or program.

Ways of Giving There are many ways you can make a gift to support GC&SU. Listed below are a few examples. Please call the Office of University Advancement for more information, (478) 445 5400. Cash – outright gifts made by check or through your credit card. Matching Gifts – double or even triple the value of your gift through a matching gift from your employer. Securities – giving appreciated securities offers added tax benefits. Planned Gifts – are made as part of your overall financial and estate plan that may provide several tax advantages. Through planned giving, you can often make a larger gift than you may have thought possible.


Endowed Funds – Named endowed funds provide an opportunity to commemorate a donor’s particular area of interest. The Foundation has a variety of gift opportunities to allow donors to support a program of the university, provide scholarships for stu-

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Giving Report The Georgia College and State University Foundation Giving Report lists the names of all alumni and friends who made gifts of $100 or more to the university through the Foundation and/or Alumni Association during fiscal year 2004 (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). We are grateful for all gifts made to the university.

Honor Roll of Donors President’s Circle Members of the President’s Circle have given $1,000 or more to GC&SU during the last fiscal year.

$10,000 and Above Anonymous BB&T Bank - Milledgeville Branch Mr. and Mrs. Jesse G. Bowles, Sr. Estate of Attie Gladin Branan Estate of Ida C. Burns The Frederick E. & Helen D. Cooper Charitable Foundation Mrs. Mary Etna B. Dudley E. J. Grassmann Trust Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hartley Mr. Gilbert Held Estate of Francis H. Holmes IMERYS Clays, Inc. John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Dr. V. V. Kulkarni Dr. Martin Lammon and Mrs. Libby Davis Estate of Annah S. Martin Dr. James W. Mimbs, M.D. Nelnet, Inc. Estate of Sara L. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Billy A. Pinyan Estate of Dorothy M. Smith Mr. Anthony Tan The Sandridge Foundation Truss Specialties, Inc. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Stanford G. Wilson Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.

$5,000 to $9,999 Ambling Development Company, LLC Avant’s Food, Inc. Central Georgia Lawn and Design ExxonMobil Foundation Five Star Food Service Fowler-Flemister Concrete, Inc. Garbutt Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Overstreet Mr. John H. Parker, Jr. Piedmont Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic, PC 24

Rheem Manufacturing Company – Milledgeville, GA Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Saladin Mrs. Chandler M. Tagliabue The UPS Foundation

$2,500 to $4,999 ALLTEL Georgia, Inc. American Specialties Company Atlanta Alumni Club George K. Baum and Company Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. McEwen Empire Financial Services, Inc. Georgia Baptist Foundation, Inc. Drs. Anne V. and John B. Gormly Dr. Robin O. Harris Latin Athletes Education Fund Mr. and Mrs. J. Russell Lipford, Jr. Magnolia State Bank Mrs. Virginia Osborn Mayes Ms. Lisa D. McCullar MidSouth Federal Credit Union Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Peterson, Jr. Robins Federal Credit Union Dr. John E. Sallstrom Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Samprone, Jr. Sodexho Alliance, Inc. Ms. Lucy L. Underwood

$1,000 to $2,499 AAUW Milledgeville Chapter Drs. J. Stanley and Wanda Aldridge Ms. Sally Stanfield Allen America’s Choice Mortgage, Inc. Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Attaway Mrs. Sandra S. Balchin Baldwin Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Wright Banks Dr. Mary R. Baugh Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beatty Belk Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bertoli Bobby Brown Insurance Agency Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Tad Brown Burgess Pigment Company Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell

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Dr. Joe S. Campbell Dr. Ginger Carter Mr. William T. Casey, Jr. Clark Building & Development Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John Collins, Jr. Mrs. Ruth Howington Compton Concord Fabrics, Inc. Ms. Melanie B. Cook Mrs. Melba G. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crowder Dr. Therry N. Deal Mrs. Sarah S. Dillon Don Blackburn & Associates, Inc. Mrs. Joan Roper Dorsett Epps Cycle and Marine Exchange Bank Express Wash, Lube and Auto Care Federated Department Stores Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John H. Ferguson First National Bank of the South Mrs. Patricia W. Flanders Mr. James B. Fleece Mr. Philip J. Franklin Dr. Katherine McLean Fuller and Mr. Donald C. Fuller, Jr. G & S Gas Service, Inc. Mrs. Emily S. Garner Georgia Council on Economic Education Georgia Power Company Georgia Trane Dr. Faye W. Gilbert Dr. and Mrs. Lee B. Godfrey Mr. and Mrs. Jake Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. William H. Greer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Gregory, Jr. Ms. Jane M. Haddock H.G. Hall, D.M.D. Dr. and Mrs. John F. Harrington, Jr. Hawsey Enterprises Incorporated Mr. Charles B. Hodges Hodges II Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy H. Ishee Ms. Nancy E. Jay Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Keber Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Keim Mrs. Louise Lester Kranzberg Mrs. Juanita D. Kuipers L & M Farms, Inc. Dr. Dorothy Leland Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Levison


Dr. Jim Lidstone Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lineberger Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. John H. Lounsbury Dr. and Mrs. M. Robert Lowe Ms. Naomi C. Lucas Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mason Mr. Merritt Massey Mrs. Virginia Thurston McAfee Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. McMichael Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. McMillan, III Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McNally Milledgeville Music Club, Inc. Mrs. Frances Ivey Miller Dr. Doris Moody Mr. Donnie Moore Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Moore Mrs. Jean Crittenden Morris Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Olza M. Nicely Mr. and Mrs. Frank Q. Nichols Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC Mrs. Ralph Norman Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Oconee Regional Medical Center Dr. Doug R. Oetter Mrs. Phillippa K. Paddison Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Parker Dr. and Mrs. T.J. Parr Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Dorothy Pinkston Dr. Dorothy E. Pitman Mrs. Camilla R. Prather Dr. Carol G. Pryor Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Puckett Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pursley, Jr. ReBath of Middle Georgia Dr. Kenneth Marks and Mr. Steven Rogers Ms. Karen L. Rowell Dr. Beth Rushing Mrs. Elizabeth Shreve Ryan Mrs. Peggy George Sammons Mr. Quintus Sibley Mr. and Mrs. James H. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Craig D. Smith Estate of Rubye R. Smith Mr. T. E. Smith, Jr. Dr. Genie M. Snyder Sodexho Alliance, Inc. - Milledgeville Mr. and Mrs. J. Bradley Stancil Stantec Consulting, Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Stevens, Sr. Steve’s Floor Covering Mr. Stephen M. Stewart



Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Tarbutton The Brick Mr. Muralidharan Thirumal Tri-County EMC V N S Corporation Mrs. E. D. Walker Mr. and Mrs. H. Jay Walker, III Mr. and Mrs. Haynes Waters Mrs. Peggy W. Whitfield Mrs. R. W. Wicker Ms. Jo Slade Wilbanks Mr. and Mrs. John T. Williamson WMAZ-TV WMGT-TV Dr. Jim Wolfgang Mrs. Rhonda Purser Wood World Hi-Fi Video and Appliance Wright Banks Realty Drs. Eugenia and Harold Zallen

$500 to $999 Administrative Managers Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Aeschlimann, Sr. All Phase Electric Company Mr. Craig R. Amason Mr. Bill Amos Beaver Creek Plantation Mrs. Alice D. Bell Dr. and Mrs. Richard N. Bialac Mrs. Wendy M. Bibb Boral Bricks, Inc. C & B Processing C & H Bus Lines, Inc. Dr. Paige Campbell Mr. John Carrick Century Bank and Trust Cherokee Brick and Tile Company Chick-Fil-A Chris R. Sheridan & Company Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Cignilliat, Jr. Mrs. Carla Hartnett Clark Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cochran Cuscowilla Golf Resort at Lake Oconee Daktronics, Inc. Dr. Bobbye Joan W. Davidson Mr. James W. Duckett, Jr. Mr. William S. Duffey, Jr. Mrs. Charlee Perfect Duke Earthly Matters Dr. and Mrs. George L. Echols Mr. and Mrs. William H. Epps, Jr. Evans Metal Stamping, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Fly Foremost Cleaners Mrs. Doris S. Fries Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. Gautier GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Mr. Marshall B. Gentry The Georgia Historical Society Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Gignilliat, III

Mr. and Mrs. David B. Glover Dr. Richard Greene Mr. David Groseclose Harbor Club Dr. Bruce Harshbarger Mr. and Mrs. D. Craig Henry Mrs. Kathleen Blenk Hodell Mr. Jack D. Hollister Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Houck Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jenkins Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Mrs. Hilda Hodges Jones Kappa Sigma Mrs. Dianne Nelson Krieg Mr. and Mrs. Kevin T. Kunich Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Lathem Mrs. Barbara B. LeCroy Light Force Family Chiropractic Ms. Tracey L. Littlefield Mr. Richard A. Lou Mr. James B. McCullar, Jr. McLain, Calhoun & Company Ms. Michelle Merola Milledgeville Total Fitness Milledgeville Baldwin County Allied Arts, Inc. Charles and Kathy Minter Dr. L. L. Morrison Dr. Wendy Mullen Dr. and Mrs. Steven Niergarth Mr. William R. Nixon Dr. and Mrs. Roger A. Noel Mr. and Mrs. John R. Owens Ms. Barbara J. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Cecil B. Pate Perky Cap Company Petland of The Oconee Pitts Electric Company, Inc. Protective Financial Services Mrs. Carol B. Randall Mrs. Lazelle Chronister Reagan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Rehonic Reynolds Plantation Mr. Donald E. Rhodes Mr. Jimmy Roberts Mr. Gregory R. Roche Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Ryan Mrs. Palacia S. Seaman Dr. Patricia Seay Mr. and Mrs. Enman J. Sheppard, Jr. Mr. Christopher E. Skelton Smoak Electric Southern Electricom Company Sprint Foundation Dr. Joseph F. Steelman Dr. Susan C. Stewart Ms. Barbara J. Stickel Valdosta State University Ms. Mary Edith Vaughn Mrs. Anne O. Walden Dr. Douglas M. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Weimer Mr. and Mrs. William F. Wendt, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James F. Wenthe Dr. James J. Winchester Mrs. Dean Wood

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$250 to $499 A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Mr. Charles S. Ackerman Mr. Juan A. Alcarria All Crane & Hoist Services, Inc. GC Chapter Alpha Delta Pi Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Athans Dr. Carol Bader Dr. Sheree S. Barron Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barsby Bass Signal Corporation Ms. Mae C. Bell Mr. Jody Bellflower BellSouth Corporation Ms. Emmie Victoria Berryman Billy G’s Karaoke Mr. Billy Brack Mrs. April B. Bragg Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bralley Mr. and Mrs. Danny J. Brown C&S Body Shop Mr. and Mrs. John C. Carey Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Cates Central Georgia Battery Ms. Jennifer B. Chandler Citizens Bank of Washington County Dr. Dixie L. Clark Ms. Wendy A. Clark Mr. Mitchell A. Clarke Clifton Ridge Middle School Club Car, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Corbin Dr. Leslie W. Crawford Mr. Fred P. Crouch, II B. B. Darugar, M.D. Mr. Jack H. Davis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Dempsey Dr. and Mrs. Michael Digby Domino’s Pizza Mrs. Deborah K. Drazdowski Bank of Eastman/Magnolia State Bank Frank O Evans, Jr., M.D. Family Eye Care Associates Dr. and Mrs. Ken Farr Mr. Glenn G. Fifarek and Mrs. Mary K. La Fountain Fitness Plus Health Club LLC Mrs. Phyllis Farrar Forschler Frames & Things GC&SU International Club Georgia Power Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie K. Gilbert Dr. H. L. Gillis Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Gilstrap Dr. Harry Glover Mr. and Mrs. Rick Goette Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodson, Jr. Dr. J. C. Grant Mr. James M. Grant, CPA, PC Mr. J. Edward Hall Dr. Mitchell Hammond Mr. and Mrs.Christopher D. Hanson Mrs. Frances L. Hardin Mr. and Mrs. Anthony E. Heffernan Ms. Leigh Hern



Dr. Jane Hinson Mr. Jack C. Hughes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Jackson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Paul K. Jahr Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jaworski Mr. Don W. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Billy Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Johnson Ms. Sharon L. Jones Dr. Kathleen Kaminski Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. King Mrs. Ann Hodges Kinnett Dr. Thomas Krilowicz Mr. and Mrs. Randy Layne Mr. and Mrs. Randall N. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Loushine Dr. Michael Marion Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth McGill Mr. Robert T. McNeilly Dr. Richard Mercier Mr. and Mrs. Luther Minor Mohawk Industries, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Mrowka Mr. Brad Muller Miss Rebecca Mulligan Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Neligan, Jr. Mr. D. Michael Nifong Mr. and Mrs. Frank Norton Ms. Carol Ormond Papa John’s Pizza Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Park Mr. Robert A. Parker, Jr. Pettigrew Accounting Service Mrs. Beatrice W. Pfeiffer Mr. and Mrs. Trae Phillips Physical & Athletic Rehabilitation Center Radisson Hotel Corning Roc’s Cork Shoppe Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Rogers Mrs. Carol C. Sapp Dr. Amin Sarkar Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Schisler Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Terry F. Sellers Ms. Sarah E. Shearouse Shell Oil Company Foundation Mr. John S. Simmons Mrs. Pauline Allen Smith Mr. and Mrs. Roland C. Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Snider Specialty Crane & Fabrication, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Stallings Mrs. Martha Staples Mrs. Virginia Y. Stone SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation Ms. Lynn A. Sweet Technicon Engineering, Inc. The Geo. D. Warthen Bank The Q Theatre Macon Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thees Mrs. Evelyn D. Thomas Mrs. Marlene L. Tompkins Dr. and Mrs. Craig Turner Mrs. Lucy C. Van Stirum

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R E P O R T Mr. Charles M. Vandiver Dr. Arnold Wade Wager’s Pest Control Mrs. Lynn D. Waits Dr. William Wall Western Interior Paleontological Society, Inc. Williams Funeral Home Ms. Sarah Jane Wollison Dr. Tina Yarborough

$100 to $249 Ms. Margaret C. Abercrombie Access Integrated Network Accurate Transmission and General Repair Mr. Donald I. Adams Mr. H. C. Adcock Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Adkins Albert J. Swann, III LLC Ms. Amanda Aldridge Mrs. Virginia W. Alexander Mrs. Susan C. Allen Mr. William M. Allen Mrs. Dottie Alliston Mr. Robert E. Allmon Mr. Neal Anderson Mr. Roger N. Anderson, Sr. Mr. Stanley J. Anderson Mr. Timothy L. Anderson Mrs. Carol S. Andrews Ms. Nell Andrews Ms. Valerie J. Andrews Antebellum Inn Dr. James Arias Dr. Thomas F. Armstrong Ms. Carolyn Ashley Athens Area Commencement Center Athletics GA Mr. Mike Augustine Derick L. Austin Mrs. Mary S. Austin B & N Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Dr. Larry Bacnik Bacon Chevrolet, Inc. Mrs. Carol D. Baker Mr. and Mrs. David L. Baker Baldwin Body Shop Baldwin County Board of Commissioners Mr. Larry Baldwin Baldwin Trophies and Awards Mrs. Ruth Mozo Ball Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Balliet Bank of America Co-workers Bank of Monticello Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Barbaree Mr. Jonathon P. Barbaree Mr. Joseph Barbaree Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Barbee, Jr. Mrs. Grayce K. Barck Mr. and Mrs. Randy Barfield Dr. and Mrs. Everette H. Barman Mrs. Jeanette C. Barnes Mrs. Faye Tanner Barr Mr. Cesidio Baruffa Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bass

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F O U N D A T I O N Chambers Oil Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chambers Mrs. Suzanne B. Chambliss Mr. and Mrs. William S. Chapman Mrs. Martha K. Chappell Mr. and Mrs. John D. Cheape Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cheek Mrs. Jan M. Christian Mr. Jeffrey P. Chupich Ms. Nancy Cisick Mrs. Deborah J. Clark Mr. and Mrs. James C. Clark, Jr. Mrs. Virginia C. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Calder B. Clay, III Mr. E. C. Clayton Mr. and Mrs. R C. Cleaveland Mrs. Judith A. Cobb The Coca-Cola Company - Atlanta Mrs. Ben G. Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Colangelo, Jr. Mr. Joseph L. Coleman Ms. Anne Collier Ms. Allene Collins Mr. and Mrs. Steve Collins Mr. Ronald E. Colvin and Dr. Martha Colvin Mrs. Julie Rutland Conner Ms. Rebecca D. Conover Consumer Support Advocacy, Inc. Mrs. Helen E. Cook Mrs. Mary J. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Cook Mr. Arnold Cooper Mrs. Wyleen J. Corbett Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Corker Mrs. Gretchen W. Corum Mr. Charles Corva Mrs. Peggy Grubbs Cotton Ms. Delores Couch Mrs. Traci G. Courville Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Cowan Mr. Andy Cowart Cox Media Mr. R. Linton Cox, Jr. Dr. Kevin D. Crabb Craig-Massee Real Estate Mrs. Margaret Prince Crawford Mrs. Sarah M. Crawford Mrs. Cathy J. Crawley Mr. and Mrs Wiley M. Crittenden, Jr. Mr. Johan Cronvall Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crowe Mr. Kenneth N. Cruce Ms. Flor Culpa-Bondal Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Czar Ms. Beate Czogalla Dairy Queen Mr. and Mrs. Randy Dalrymple Mrs. Mavis F. Daniell Mrs. Betty B. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Gene Davis Mr. Johnny Davis Ms. Margaret A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Roy Davis Mrs. Sandra Sammons Davis Jerry Davis, IR Security & Safety Delta Zeta Mr. and Mrs. Larry Demeyers


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R E P O R T Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Gibson Mrs. Louise C. Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gillespie Dr. Michael Gleason Dr. Arthur W. Glowka Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Godbold, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Goehner Mr. Jere W. Goldsmith, IV Mrs. Betty G. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Harrold Goodrich Mr. Joe Goodrich Mr. J. Robert Gordon Dr. Sarah E. Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Gover, Jr. Mrs. Donna P. Gower Mr. and Mrs. Corlis D. Goyen, Jr. Mrs. Frances K. Graham Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Grant Mr. and Mrs. James Grant Mr. Chris Grant Mr. David Grant Mr. and Mrs. John W. Grant, Jr. Mr. John J. Gray Mr. Robert Green Mr. Kurt Greene Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Greenway Mrs. Margie H. Greenwood Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Gregory Mr. Bobby Griffin Mrs. Tommy D. Griffith Mrs. Marie H. Grover Mr. Gary Guyer H & H Creek, Inc. H. G. Hall, D.M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Haddow Mr. Bill Haley Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Hall Ms. Mary Hall Ms. Marian B. Hamilton Hampton Inn Ms. Louette C. Hardegree Mrs. Doris Hardie Hargrove Accounting Mr. and Mrs. Jody Harper Mrs. Marlene Harrington Harris and Company Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Harton Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hassell Mr. David Hawthorne Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hawthorne Mrs. Lillie Angelyn Haywood Ms. Alice Davis Heldenfels Mr. and Mrs. David A. Helton Dr. Sally Hendry Mrs. Lois T. Henry Mr. Thomas B. Henstock Ms. Denise Herron Mrs. Kathryn K. Hicks Dr. Catrena Higginbotham Mr. Paul P. Higgs Ms. Kathleen A. Hill Mr. Ronnie E. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Steve L. Hill Dr. Jude Hirsch Ms. Sara B. Hogan

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Ms. Sandra Metts Mrs. Phyllis Atwood Meyer Ms. Wendy K. Michell Middle Georgia Management Services Mike Bell Chevrolet, Inc. Milholen Properties, Inc. Milledgeville Country Club Milledgeville Telephone and Electronics, Inc. Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Millen Ms. Ginger Miller Ltc. (Ret.) Joe E. Miller Ms. Marjorie M. Miller Mr. Royce Miller Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Mills Mills Industrial Construction, Inc. Mrs. Ella Mae Brown Milner Dr. Nancy Mizelle Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Mobley Mr. Dinty W. Moore Dr. E L. Moore, Jr. Dr. Louise E. Moore Moore’s Funeral Home Mr. Joe Moran Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Morrison Dr. Glynna E. Morse Mr. and Mrs. George G. Moss Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Muller Ms. Katherine Murdaugh Ms. Rose P. Murner Mr. Bobby Murphy Dr. and Mrs. David E. Muschell Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Musumeci Ms. Karmen Nale Ms. Gail Nelson Mr. Larry Nelson Ms. Phyllis Nelson Mr. Shannon L. Nelson Mr. John W. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Tommy A. Noles Northrop Grumman Foundation Mrs. Annie Marjoria C. Norton Rev. and Mrs. Dewey L. Norton Nu-Art Printers Mr. and Mrs. Gerard J. O’Brien Oconee Insurance Associates Oconee Prevention Resource Council Mrs. Lurlene D. O’Conner Mr. and Mrs. George C. Oetter, Jr. OfficeMax OfficeTeam Services & Hargrove Accounting Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Ogburn Mrs. Josephine F. Oglesby Old Capitol Wrecker Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Olivier, Jr. Ms. Stacy Osburne Mrs. Mary G. Owens Ms. Frances L. Padgett Dr. Eustace Palmer Mrs. Karen Palmer Pamlico Pool Company, Inc. Dr. Michael Pangia Mrs. Toni M. Paoli Mrs. Carolyn R. Parker

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R E P O R T Mrs. Julie S. Parmley Mr. Craig Pascoe Mrs. Amelia R. Patton Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Pauls Dr. Stephen Payne Mr. Robert Pearce Mrs. Joyce A. Peavey Dr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Peavy, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Mark Pelton Mrs. M. Camille Penders Mrs. Bernice T. Perkins Ms. Cheryl M. Perlowin Mr. Billy Wayne Perry Mr. and Mrs. John T. Peters Mrs. Juanita Peters Phi Mu Fraternity Mr. and Mrs. Glen Phillips Mr. Tom Phillips Pi Kappa Alpha Pinelake Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Pinns Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pissott Mrs. Gina M. Plotino Dr. and Mrs. Douglas G. Pohl Ms. Rachael Porsz Ms. Patricia R. Potter Mrs. Robert W. Powell, Jr. Mrs. Gloria Prance Mrs. Carolyn P. Pratt Mrs. Mary N. S. Pratt Ms. Susan F. Presley Mrs. Doris Sosebee Prine Mrs. Kathleen Lynn Prussner Mr. Frank W. Przybycin Mr. and Mrs. W. Allen Pye Quality Construction Services, Inc. Mrs. Cay Quattlebaum R. A. M. Associates Mrs. Nancy A. Radford Mrs. Sybil L. Rainey Mr. Jose Ray RDS Services Ms. Paula H. Reardon Dr. Anne Reddick-Mitchum Dr. and Mrs. Harold W. Reed, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David Reiff Mr. and Mrs. Edward Renehan Mr. Kent A. Reynolds Dr. Rosalie Richards Drs. Richardson & Richardson, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. David M. Rihm Mr. Shelton Riner, Sr. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC Mr. Antonio Robbins Dr. Lila F. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, V Ms. Margaret M. Rodgers Mrs. Sherri B. Rollins Mrs. Lindy Ruark Mr. L. I. Rudeseal Dr. Ivan Ruiz-Ayala Ernest L. Russell, Jr Mrs. Kendra C. Russell Dr. and Mrs. Luis Samper Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Samprone, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Sanders Mr. Brian Sapp

Sappe’s Heating & Air, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William C. Sayre Mr. William A. Schaal, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Scharff School of Nursing Class of 2004 Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Scott Mr. Tommy Searcy Mr. William N. Searcy Mr. Dilanka Seimon Mr. Brad Serff Sew K Designs Mrs. Coreda J. Shaw Mrs. Diane W. Shaw Mrs. Betty Brown Shearouse Mr. and Mrs. Billy E. Sheffield Mr. Henry Sheppard Mr. Stephen Shipes Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Shive Shuler’s Office Systems Mrs. Keith M. Sibilsky Mr. Pete Sibilsky Sibilsky Realty Mrs. Virginia Simmons Ms. Bonnie Sims Mrs. Carene P. Sims Mr. Chip Smith Sen. Faye Smith Mrs. Gloria Smith Mr. James C. Smith Mrs. Judith Ferguson Smith Dr. Sharene Smoot Snapping Shoals Total Lawn Care Mrs. Betty Snyder Mr. and Mrs. James J. Spall, III Mr. Jimmie V. Spell St. Simons United Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stancil Mr. and Mrs. William K. Stancil Dr. Henry K. Stanford Mr. Todd A. Staples Mrs. Jeanne S. Stark Mr. John Steensland Mrs. Annette A. Stephens Mrs. Fifina W. Stephens Mr. William Stephens Ms. Evelyn Stewart Ms. Kendall Stiles Mr. Joseph P. Stokes Mr. and Mrs. Ron Strawsma Mrs. Olynda B. Stretcher Mr. W.S. Stripling Ms. Charlene Stuckey Mrs. Martha K. Summerlin Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Swann, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Swanson Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Tapley Mr. and Mrs. McKinney Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Taylor Mrs. Frances L. Teate The Tint Shop Mrs. Betty C. Thomas Mrs. Dawn A. Thomas Mrs. Mary Francis Carlin Thomas Mrs. Nell W. Thomas Ms. Emily B. Thompson Mr. Ferrell Thompson Mr. Albert D. Thomson, Jr.

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Mr. Richard Lorber and Mrs. Dovie F. Wingard Dr. William E. Wolf, D.D.S. PC Dr. Edward M. Wolpert Ms. Debra L. Wood Ms. Teresa Woodward Mrs. Jennifer E. Worsham Mrs. Sandra H. Worsham Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wray Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Wright Wyeth Mrs. Sarah E. Yarbrough Mrs. Marie P. Young Mr. Richard L. Young Mrs. Charlotte K. Youngblood Mrs. Linda N. Zarkowsky Zeta Omicron Chapter of Gamma

Faculty & Staff The following individuals made gifts to Georgia College & State University during the 2004 fiscal year: Mrs. Melissa K. Adams Dr. Gerald Adkins Dr. Cynthia Alby Dr. J. Stanley Aldridge Mrs. Susan C. Allen Mrs. Lynn Allen Mrs. Janet L. Andrews Ms. Valerie Aranda Dr. James Arias Mr. Mike Augustine Mr. Dave Bachoon Dr. Larry Bacnik Dr. Carol Bader Dr. Andrei Barkovskii Dr. Everette H. Barman Dr. Sheree S. Barron Dr. Nicholas A. Beadles, II Mr. Mitch Beall Mrs. Jan Beall Mr. Donnie Beasley Mr. Joe Bellflower, Jr. Dr. Richard N. Bialac Dr. Betty Block Dr. Eugene E. Bouley, Jr. Mrs. Cindy D. Bowen Mr. James E. Boyd Ms. Teresa R. Brinson Mrs. Carol R. Brookins Mr. Wayne Brooks Mrs. Cindy Bush Mr. Robert Butler Ms. Suzanne P. Buttram Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell Mr. Tysen Campbell Mr. John Carrick Dr. Peter M. Carriere Dr. Ginger Carter Dr. Robert Chandler Mrs. Deborah J. Clark Dr. Dixie L. Clark Ms. Wendy A. Clark Dr. Martha Colvin Mr. Earl R. Cooper, Jr.

R E P O R T Dr. Leslie W. Crawford Mrs. Cathy J. Crawley Ms. Angela Criscoe Ms. Flor Culpa-Bondal Ms. Beate Czogalla Ms. Libby Davis Dr. Therry N. Deal Mrs. Lauren Benson Deen Dr. Melanie DeVore Dr. David J. DeVries Dr. Michael Digby Mr. Nikolay D. Dimitrov Dr. Glenn Easterly Dr. Laurie Edler Dr. Marianne Edwards Mr. Hal Ennis Ms. Jennifer E. Erion Mrs. Ainsley Eubanks Dr. Ken Farr Dr. Janet S. Fields Dr. Ronald Fietkau Mr. William Fisher Dr. Jerry W. Fly Mrs. Vicki Folendore Dr. Olufunke A. Fontenot Ms. Anita D. Fraley Dr. Ralph H. France, III Dr. John Frankenberger Dr. Barbara Funke Dr. Santiago García-Castañón Dr. Faye W. Gilbert Dr. H. L. Gillis Dr. Michael Gleason Dr. Harry Glover Dr. Arthur W. Glowka Mrs. Tanya Goette Dr. J.W. Good Mr. Richard Goodson, Jr Dr. Sarah E. Gordon Dr. Anne V. Gormly Mrs. Frances K. Graham Dr. J. C. Grant Dr. Richard Greene Mr. David Groseclose Mrs. Patricia B. Hall Ms. Lynn L. Hanson Mrs. Marlene Harrington Dr. Robin O. Harris Dr. Bruce Harshbarger Mrs. Faye Ann F. Heal Dr. Sally Hendry Mr. D. Craig Henry Ms. Leigh Hern Mr. Patrick Hickey Dr. Catrena Higginbotham Mr. Paul P. Higgs Ms. Kathleen A. Hill Mr. Chris Hindman Dr. Jude Hirsch Mrs. Donna Holbrook Mr. Patrick Holbrook Dr. Maureen A. Horgan Mr. Eddie J. Howard Dr. Jason P. Huffman Dr. Victoria Hunnicutt Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy H. Ishee Dr. Rosemary Jackson

Mr. Donald Jackson Mrs. Diane Jahr Dr. Paul K. Jahr Mr. Gregory J. Jarvie Mrs. Carmen Jenkins Mr. Harold Jenkins Ms. Judy J. Johnson Ms. Sharon Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. Johnson Ms. Sharon L. Jones Mrs. Jennifer C. Jones Dr. Kathleen Kaminski Mrs. Linda Watson Kaufman Dr. Martha Keber Mr. Harry E. Keim Ms. Mary D. Kitchens Dr. Karynne L. Kleine Dr. Martin Lammon Ms. Kelly Lance Mrs. Mary Jean Land Mrs. Linda Layne Dr. Dorothy Leland Mrs. Valerie Lemmon Dr. Jim Lidstone Mrs. Alice Loper Mr. Richard A. Lou Dr. John H. Lounsbury Dr. Christopher M. Lowery Mr. Ronald M. Lunk Dr. Jan E. Mabie Dr. Sunita Manian Dr. Michael Marion Ms. Laura McCullough Dr. William F. McDaniel Dr. Kenneth McGill Mrs. Shaina S. McGill Dr. Michael McGinnis Mr. Mark A. Meeks Dr. Megan Melancon Dr. Chesley S. Mercado Dr. Richard Mercier Mrs. Ella Mae Brown Milner Dr. Nancy Mizelle Mrs. Barbara Monnett Dr. Doris Moody Dr. Glynna E. Morse Dr. Fadhili Mshana Dr. Wendy Mullen Mr. Brad Muller Ms. Rose P. Murner Dr. David E. Muschell Mr. D. Michael Nifong Amy S. Nitsche Dr. Roger A. Noel Mr. Ralph Norman Ms. Carol Ormond Dr. Eustace Palmer Dr. Michael Pangia Dr. Dennis Parmley Mrs. Julie S. Parmley Mr. Steve Parrish Dr. Stephen Payne Ms. Cutina L. Pearson Dr. Mark Pelton Dr. Greg Pepetone Mr. Glen Phillips Mrs. Mary Jane Phillips

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F O U N D A T I O N Dr. Douglas G. Pohl Mrs. Terri D. Pope Ms. Cindy S. Potts Dr. Catherine L. Powell Mrs. Gloria Prance Ms. Rebecca S. Price Ms. Eve Puckett Dr. James E. Purcell Ms. Patrice R. Reaves Dr. Harold W. Reed, Jr. Dr. Cheryl Reynolds Dr. Rosalie Richards Mr. Ed W. Robinson Mrs. Vicki B. Rogers Dr. Jane A. Rose Ms. Michelle M. Rowland Dr. Ivan Ruiz-Ayala Dr. Beth Rushing Dr. Dee Russell Mrs. Kendra C. Russell Dr. Kenneth Saladin Dr. John E. Sallstrom Dr. Joseph C. Samprone, Jr. Dr. Hugh Sanders Dr. Amin Sarkar Mrs. Sarah Scott Dr. Patricia Seay Mr. Terry F. Sellers Mr. Quintus Sibley Ms. Bonnie Sims Dr. Craig D. Smith Ms. Mandy C. Smith Mr. Jason Sposito Mr. Stephen M. Stewart Ms. Kendall Stiles Mrs. Martha Strawsma Ms. Binky Strickland Mrs. Kathy Tennille Mrs. Evelyn D. Thomas Dr. Patti Tolbert Dr. Craig Turner Mr. James C. Turner Mr. Timothy L. Vacula Mr. Kenneth A. Vance Dr. Mahesh B. Vanjani Dr. Arnold Wade Mrs. Lynn D. Waits Dr. William Wall Ms. Lyndall H. Warren Mrs. Lori Watson Mrs. Erin M. Weaver Mr. William F. Wendt, Jr. Dr. James F. Wenthe Mrs. Lurline B. West Mrs. Lori Westbrook Mrs. Brenda Bailey A. Whidby Dr. Harriett L. Whipple Dr. J. M. Whitfield Mr. Artis Williamson Mr. Jimmy E. Wilson Dr. Robert J. Wilson, III Ms. Cynthia L. Wimberly Dr. James J. Winchester Dr. Jim Wolfgang Mrs. Maryllis Wolfgang Dr. Yongqiao Xiao Dr. Jiaqin Yang Dr. Tina Yarborough



1200 Club The following faculty and staff made gifts to the 1200 Club during the 2004 fiscal year: Mrs. Susan C. Allen Mrs. Lynn Allen Dr. James Arias Mr. Mike Augustine Mr. Dave Bachoon Dr. Larry Bacnik Dr. Carol Bader Dr. Sheree S. Barron Mr. Donnie Beasley Dr. Richard N. Bialac Mrs. Cindy D. Bowen Mr. James E. Boyd Ms. Teresa R. Brinson Mrs. Suzanne P. Buttram Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell Mr. John Carrick Dr. Peter M. Carriere Dr. Ginger Carter Mrs. Deborah J. Clark Ms. Wendy A. Clark Mr. Mitchell A. Clarke Mr. Earl R. Cooper, Jr Mrs. Cathy J. Crawley Ms. Flor Culpa-Bondal Mrs. Lauren Benson Deen Dr. Michael Digby Dr. Laurie Edler Dr. Marianne Edwards Dr. Ken Farr Dr. Janet S. Fields Dr. Jerry W. Fly Ms. Anita D. Fraley Dr. John Frankenberger Dr. Barbara Funke Dr. Santiago García-Castañón Dr. H. L. Gillis Dr. Michael Gleason Dr. J.W. Good Mr. Richard Goodson, Jr. Dr. Anne V. Gormly Mrs. Frances K. Graham Dr. Richard Greene Dr. Robin O. Harris Mrs. Faye Ann F. Heal Mr. D. Craig Henry Ms. Leigh Hern Ms. Kathleen A. Hill Dr. Jane Hinson Dr. Jude Hirsch Mr. Eddie J. Howard Mrs. Carolyn Ishee Dr. Rosemary Jackson Mr. Gregory J. Jarvie Mr. Harold Jenkins Ms. Sharon Johnson Mrs. Jennifer Jones Dr. Paul A. Jones Ms. Sharon L. Jones Dr. Kathleen Kaminski Mr. Harry E. Keim Ms. Mary D. Kitchens Dr. Karynne L. Kleine Mrs. Linda Layne

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R E P O R T Dr. Jim Lidstone Dr. William F. McDaniel Mrs. Shaina S. McGill Dr. Michael McGinnis Dr. Nancy Mizelle Mrs. Barbara Monnett Dr. Doris Moody Mr. Stephen L. Mrowka Dr. David E. Muschell Dr. Roger A. Noel Mr. Ralph Norman Dr. Michael Pangia Mrs. Julie S. Parmley Dr. Mark Pelton Mr. Glen Phillips Dr. James E. Purcell Dr. Harold W. Reed, Jr. Dr. Cheryl Reynolds Dr. Jane A. Rose Dr. Ivan Ruiz-Ayala Dr. Beth Rushing Dr. Kenneth Saladin Dr. Amin Sarkar Mrs. Sarah Scott Mr. Quintus Sibley Ms. Bonnie Sims Ms. Mandy C. Smith Dr. Sharene Smoot Ms. Kendall Stiles Mrs. Martha Strawsma Mrs. Windy Thees Mrs. Evelyn D. Thomas Dr. Patti Tolbert Mr. Jeffrey S. Turner Dr. Douglas M. Walker Mr. William F. Wendt, Jr. Mrs. Lurline B. West Dr. Harriett L. Whipple Dr. J. M. Whitfield Dr. Jiaqin Yang Dr. Tina Yarborough

Matching Gifts The following companies and organizations matched employee gifts to Georgia College & State University during the 2004 fiscal year: BellSouth Corporation The Coca-Cola Company - Atlanta ExxonMobil Foundation Federated Department Stores Foundation GE Foundation GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Georgia Power Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Johnson & Johnson, Inc. LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. Martin Marietta Materials Medtronic Foundation Merck Company Foundation Northrop Grumman Foundation Pfizer, Inc. RadioShack Corporation Shell Oil Company Foundation Sprint Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation The UPS Foundation Wyeth

Foundations The following foundations made gifts to Georgia College & State University during the 2004 fiscal year: The Frederick E. & Helen D. Cooper Charitable Foundation Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation Federated Department Stores Foundation GE Foundation GEICO Philanthropic Foundation Georgia Baptist Foundation, Inc. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation E. J. Grassmann Trust Hodges II Foundation, Inc. John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Medtronic Foundation Merck Company Foundation Northrop Grumman Foundation Pinelake Foundation, Inc. Shell Oil Company Foundation Sprint Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation The Sandridge Foundation The UPS Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.

Corporations/ Businesses

The following corporations and businesses made gifts to Georgia College & State University during the 2004 fiscal year: A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Accurate Transmission and General Repair The Agent’s Marketing Group, Inc. Albert J. Swann, III LLC All Crane & Hoist Services, Inc. All Phase Electric Company ALLTEL Georgia, Inc. Ambling Development Company, LLC American Specialties Company America’s Choice Mortgage, Inc. Amici’s Restaurant Antebellum Inn Athens Area Commencement Center Avant’s Food, Inc. B & N Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Bacon Chevrolet, Inc. Baldwin Body Shop Baldwin Bowling Center Baldwin Services, Inc. Baldwin Trophies and Awards The Bank of Fitzgerald Bank of Monticello

F O U N D A T I O N Bass Signal Corporation George K Baum and Company Bayne’s Army Store BB&T Bank - Milledgeville Branch Beaver Creek Plantation Becker Conviser Belk Matthews BellSouth Corporation Beta Construction Group, Inc. Billy G’s Karaoke William L. Bissi & Associates, Inc. Black Ankle Farm, Inc. Bobby Brown Insurance Agency Boral Bricks, Inc. Brooks Properties Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation Bruster’s Ice Cream, Milledgeville Buffington’s Burgess Pigment Company Butler Ford Mercury Honda Butler, Williams & Wyche, LLP C & B Processing C & H Bus Lines, Inc. C&S Body Shop Capital City Pizza Carmike Cinemas, Inc. Central Georgia Battery Central Georgia Lawn and Design Century Bank and Trust Chambers Cleaners Chambers Oil Company, Inc. Chem-Dry of Milledgeville Cherokee Brick and Tile Company Chick-Fil-A Citizens Bank of Washington County Clark Building & Development Classic Motors of Milledgeville Cleanpro Of CSRA Cleanpro Of Milledgeville Club Car, Inc. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc. The Coca-Cola Company - Atlanta Coleman Landscaping Concord Fabrics, Inc. Cox Media Craig-Massee Real Estate Cuscowilla Golf Resort at Lake Oconee Cut’s By Angels Dairy Queen Daktronics, Inc. Mandi Danielle Photography & Design Jerry Davis, IR Security & Safety Dent Magic Paintless Dent Removal Designing Lines Salon Doc’s Dawg House Domino’s Pizza Don Blackburn & Associates, Inc. Downtown Hair Design Duckworth Farm Supply, Inc. Dyer Construction, Inc. Earthly Matters Ellerslie Hardware & Small Engine Repair Empire Development Empire Financial Services, Inc. Engelhard Corporation


Epps Cycle and Marine Evans Metal Stamping, Inc. Exchange Bank Express Wash, Lube and Auto Care Family Eye Care Associates Farmers and Merchants Bank Farmers Furniture First National Bank and Trust Company First National Bank of the South Fitness Plus Health Club LLC Five Star Food Service Foremost Cleaners Fowler-Flemister Concrete, Inc. Frames & Things Frank R. Taylor Company Painting Company G & S Gas Service, Inc. Garbutt Construction Company Garmon Glass & Mirror, Inc. The Gartzman Law Firm, P.C. GEICO Georgia Power Company Georgia Trane Good Times Neighborhood Grill & Pub Gordon Drugs, Inc. Grapevine Antiques & More Guy’s Trim H & H Creek, Inc. H. G. Hall, D.M.D Hampton Inn Harbor Club Hargrove Accounting Harris and Company Hawsey Enterprises Incorporated Heavenly Hands Massage Therapy Howard, Moore & McDuffie, PC Hubbard Hydraulics IMERYS Clays, Inc. J & E Oil., Inc. J. C. Grant Company J. R. Management James T. Norris & Associates Janacek Auto Supply Jefferson Street Interiors John Clements, Jr., D.M.D. Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Knight-Ridder, Inc. Brad Kyzer, Jr. Insurance Agency, Inc. L & L Farm Mart L & M Farms, Inc. LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. Larry Eady Construction Company Lawrence Interiors Lawrence’s Flower Shop Light Force Family Chiropractic Lina’s on Wayne Street Linda’s Linen The Link Group Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc. Macon Power Magnolia State Bank Martin Marietta Materials Mauldin & Jenkins McLain, Calhoun & Company McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Company

R E P O R T Meeks Tractor Company, Inc. Bob Mercer’s Barber Shop Middle Georgia Management Services MidSouth Federal Credit Union Mike Bell Chevrolet, Inc. Milholen Properties, Inc. Milledgeville Aviation Milledgeville Country Club Milledgeville Telephone and Electronics, Inc. Milledgeville Total Fitness Mills Industrial Construction, Inc. Mohawk Industries, Inc. Monograms & More Moore’s Funeral Home Nelnet, Inc. New Images Beauty Salon Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC Nu-Art Printers Oconee Insurance Associates Oconee Regional Medical Center OfficeMax OfficeTeam Services & Hargrove Accounting Old Capitol Food Company, Inc. Old Capitol Wrecker Service, Inc. Optima Technologies, L.L.C. Pamlico Pool Company, Inc. Papa John’s Pizza Paradise Country BBQ Paw Prints Bookstore Perky Caps Company Petland of The Oconee Pettigrew Accounting Service Pfizer, Inc. Pig In A Pit Pittman Nursery Pitts Electric Company, Inc. Possum Eddy, Inc. Protective Cleaners Protective Financial Services Puebla’s Mexican Restaraunt Quality Construction Services, Inc. R. A. M. Associates Radisson Hotel Corning RadioShack Corporation Rajun Cajun Ram Exxon Randstad North America RDS Services ReBath of Middle Georgia Reliable Enterprises, LLC Reynolds Plantation Rheem Manufacturing Company – Milledgeville, GA Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC Robins Federal Credit Union Roc’s Cork Shoppe Royal Staffing, Inc. Ryal’s Bakery Sappe’s Heating & Air, Inc. Satellite Cable Systems, Inc. Sew K Designs Chris R. Sheridan & Company Shop-Rite Drugs of Sandersville, LLC Shuler’s Office Systems Sibilsky Realty Smoak Electric

Snapping Shoals Total Lawn Care Sodexho Alliance, Inc. Soulshine Coffee & Gifts Southern Electricom Company SP Design Group Specialty Crane & Fabrication, Inc. Spencer’s Jewelers Sportstech, Inc. St. Simons United Methodist Church Stantec Consulting, Inc. Steve’s Floor Covering Stuart Auto Parts Technicon Engineering, Inc. The Brick The George D. Warthen Bank The Lower Deck The Pet Shop The PQ Corporation The Q The Red Door The Tint Shop Tri-County EMC Truss Specialties, Inc. Tucan Tans The Union-Recorder V N S Corporation Vick Agency Inc. Wager’s Pest Control Wal-Mart Store #1121 Wayne Rogers Westcott Properties, Inc. Wilkinson Auto Rental, LLC Wilkinson Colonial Properties, LLC Williams Funeral Home WMAZ-TV WMGT-TV World Hi-Fi Video and Appliance Wright Banks Realty Wyeth

Organizations The following organizations made gifts to Georgia College & State University during the 2004 fiscal year: AAUW Milledgeville Chapter Administrative Managers Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Kappa Alpha Athletics GA Atlanta Alumni Club Baldwin County Board of Commissioners Bibb County Department of Family and Children Services Charleston & Beaufort U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office Clifton Ridge Middle School Consumer Support Advocacy, Inc. Delta Zeta Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy First Presbyterian Church GC&SU Athletic Department GC&SU Department of English, Speech and Journalism GC&SU Department of Modern Foreign Languages

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GC&SU International Club GEM Program Georgia Council on Economic Education Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts The Georgia Historical Society Kappa Alpha Kappa Sigma Latin Athletes Education Fund Lugoff-Elgim Middle School Milledgeville Music Club, Inc. Milledgeville-Baldwin County Conventions Bureau Milledgeville Baldwin County Allied Arts Oconee Prevention Resource Council Office of Recreation and Sport Phi Mu Pi Kappa School of Nursing Class of 2004 Southern Poetry Review Theatre Macon Valdosta State University

In Memoriam Gifts were made to Georgia College & State University in memory of the following individuals during the 2004 fiscal year: Mrs. Deana W. Burgess Mrs. Helen E. Cook Mrs. Julia L. Dempsey Dr. Helen I. Greene Mr. J. Len Harris Mr. Harold R. Hinson Mrs. Doris J. Hinton Mrs. Bonnie C. Johnson Mrs. Lucky Krilowicz Mrs. Agnes G. Martin Ms. Ruth Maynard Mrs. Marie McLarty Mrs. Elizabeth C. Minter Mrs. Mary Alice Morton Mrs. Mary Clyde B. Morton Dr. Sara L. Nelson Mr. Royce C. Stewart Mrs. Olive Wills


In Honorarium Gifts were made to tGeorgia College & State University in honor of the following individuals during the 2004 fiscal year: Dr. Rosemary E. Begemann Mrs. Nancy D. Bray Dr. David G. Brown Dr. Dwight Call Class of 1963 Dr. Rosemary DePaolo Dr. Sarah E. Gordon Mr. Harry Keim Charles and Kathy Minter Dr. Doris Moody Mrs. Dorrie Neligan Dr. Dorothy E. Pitman Mr. Stephen M. Stewart Mr. Kenneth A. Vance Dr. Harriett L. Whipple

Gifts-in-Kind The following individuals and companies made gifts of property to Georgia College & State University during the 2004 fiscal year: A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Drs. J. Stanley and Wanda Aldridge ALLTEL Georgia, Inc. Amici’s Restaurant Mr. Bill Amos Antebellum Inn Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Attaway Baldwin Bowling Center Baldwin Services, Inc. Baldwin Trophies and Awards Bass Signal Corporation Bayne’s Army Store BB&T Bank - Milledgeville Branch Beaver Creek Plantation Mr. Jody Bellflower Billy G’s Karaoke Bruster’s Ice Cream, Milledgeville C & H Bus Lines, Inc. Carmike Cinemas, Inc. Dr. Ginger Carter Mr. William T. Casey, Jr. Central Georgia Battery Central Georgia Lawn and Design Chambers Cleaners Chem-Dry of Milledgeville Chick-Fil-A Clark Building & Development Classic Motors of Milledgeville


Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc. Coleman Landscaping Ms. Allene Collins Cox Media Cuscowilla Golf Resort at Lake Oconee Dairy Queen Designing Lines Salon Domino’s Pizza Downtown Hair Design Duckworth Farm Supply, Inc. Earthly Matters Epps Cycle and Marine Mr. Sterling Everett Express Wash, Lube and Auto Care Family Eye Care Associates Farmers Furniture Fitness Plus Health Club LLC Foremost Cleaners Fowler-Flemister Concrete, Inc. Frames & Things Mr. Philip J. Franklin G & S Gas Service, Inc. GC&SU Athletic Department Dr. and Mrs. Lee B. Godfrey Mr. and Mrs. Rick Goette Good Times Neighborhood Grill & Pub Drs. Anne V. and John B. Gormly Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Grant Grapevine Antiques & More Mr. David Groseclose Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Hall Hampton Inn Harbor Club Hargrove Accounting Heavenly Hands Massage Therapy Mr. Gilbert Held Mr. Paul P. Higgs Mr. Jack D. Hollister IMERYS Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy H. Ishee J. C. Grant Company Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jaworski Jefferson Street Interiors Dr. V. V. Kulkarni L & L Farm Mart L & M Farms, Inc. Lawrence Interiors Lawrence’s Flower Shop Dr. Dorothy Leland Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lineberger Milledgeville Aviation Milledgeville Country Club Milledgeville Total Fitness Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dr. James W. Mimbs, M.D. Mohawk Industries, Inc. Monograms & More Mr. Donnie Moore Ms. Rose P. Murner New Images Beauty Salon OfficeMax Papa John’s Pizza Paradise Country BBQ Paw Prints Bookstore Perky Caps Company Petland of The Oconee Piedmont Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic, PC Pig In A Pit Pittman Nursery Puebla’s Mexican Restaurant Mrs. Cay Quattlebaum Radisson Hotel Corning Rajun Cajun Randstad North America ReBath of Middle Georgia Reynolds Plantation Rheem Manufacturing Company – Milledgeville, GA Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC Roc’s Cork Shoppe Mr. Jimmy Roberts Mrs. Lindy Ruark Ryal’s Bakery Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Samprone Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Scott Sew K Designs Shuler’s Office Systems Dr. and Mrs. Craig D. Smith Sodexho Alliance, Inc. Soulshine Coffee & Gifts The Brick The Lower Deck The Q The Tint Shop The Union-Recorder Theatre Macon Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thees Truss Specialties, Inc. Tucan Tans Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Vacula Mr. Charles M. Vandiver Wager’s Pest Control Wal-Mart Store #1121 Mr. and Mrs. Haynes Waters Mr. and Mrs. Steve Westbrook Mrs. Lurline B. West Mr. Jimmy E. Wilson WMGT-TV World Hi-Fi Video and Appliance

Disclaimer This publication lists individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations supporting the Georgia College & State University Foundation and the Georgia College & State University Alumni Association through their gifts for the period July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004. Though great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the report, should an entry be listed incorrectly, please advise the Georgia College & State University Office of University Advancement at (478) 445-1891.


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School of Business Students help Eatonton attract business By BRIAN SWEAT


atonton, the birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus tales, has sought the help of four GC&SU marketing students to try to come up with ways to bring much-sought-after tourist dollars into its downtown area. “Past businesses have moved out of the town, because the only real attraction for the town was Uncle Remus,” said Margie McClain, a marketing major with a minor in oil painting. McClain, along with Valerie Youmans, Jessica Pabian, and Kristie Foley, have recently completed a project that will help Eatonton avoid being perceived as just another small Georgia town. They were commissioned by the City of Eatonton, along with Better Hometown, a small-cities subsidiary of the Georgia Main Street Program, to assess the attitudes and opinions of Eatonton, Putnam County, and Lake Oconee residents on their perception of downtown Eatonton. “This project was part of the required course work for the market research course, and students were involved in a number of similar projects this fall in the local community,” said Dr. Mathew Joseph, associate professor of marketing at GC&SU. The four students responded to the challenging project immediately, conducting personal interviews via conference call and e-mail with several town leaders, such as bank presidents and members of the Chamber of Commerce, to see what kinds of changes would best benefit the town. Based on the information collected from the interviews and e-mails, a questionnaire and web survey were developed and distributed to community

members and business owners. From the answers received from the survey, the student group discovered many problems that Eatonton faced in its quest to inject new life into the town. “There are people who drive past the town and never visit it,” said Youmans. “One man we talked to has driven through the town to get to his job for 20 or so years, and has never even stopped once to visit downtown.” The team singled out problems stemming from the fact that historic Eatonton’s downtown is, of course, a very old place. “A problem with businesses coming in to the town is that there is always a lot of work and money involved with revitalizing the historic buildings in the downtown area, and most people do not know about grants and discounts that are available to incoming ▲ From left, Jessica Pabian, Marguerite McClain, Dr. Mathew Joseph, businesses,” said Youmans. Valerie Youman and Kristie Foley sit in front of Atkinson Hall. Members of the group ness located in the downtown area; post also said they thought that the town directories on arrow signs in the downcould further capitalize on its rich literary history as being the birthplace of not town area; and coordinate more activities to attract the community members only Joel Chandler Harris, but also to the downtown area. ❖ Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple. Other suggestions the students had Brian Sweat was a graduate assistant for Eatonton were: create a central in the Office of University Communications. theme for the downtown area; create a He will receive a master’s degree in English directory of stores, restaurants and busiin May 2005. Georgia College & State University Connection • Winter 2005


School of Education Portfolios important assessment tool for future teachers By B INKY STRICKLAND


portfolio to students majoring in education is like an appendage that grows day by day. By the time the students graduate, their portfolios are quite large and filled with everything from resumes to lesson plans, artifacts, analyses, and written assessments. You can almost identify GC&SU’s future teachers by their portfolios. They won’t leave home without them. ▲ Cassandra Beall and Cara Meade review student portfolios. And, when it’s time for them to graduate, faculty like Cara they learned about LiveText, and then Meade can be found at their desks with conducted workshops for the faculty in stacks of portfolios around them. They the School of Education. are an important tool in assessing how “It moves us to completely digital the students have met the standards set portfolios,” said Meade. forth by the National Council for The students may purchase a user’s Accreditation of Teacher Education. license which allows them to use “All students have to present their LiveText for five years. LiveText has portfolios and show how they’ve met many applications after graduation, too. those standards,” Meade said. “This is Meade said she already uses it for creatthe final decision point for graduation.” ing syllabuses. It is also an online course But the bulky portfolios of today management tool and it even offers may become the dinosaurs of tomortools to help in grading. All of it links row, said Meade, who is an assistant back to the NCATE standards, Meade professor in the Department of Special said. Education and Administration in the “It’s a completely new way of thinkSchool of Education. Students have ing,” she said. begun using College solu*** tions, a suite of web-based tools that The John H. Lounsbury School of allows colleges and universities to develEducation had its accreditation visit by op, manage, and assess program and the Professional Standards Commission student achievements. and National Council for Accreditation Meade and J.J. Hayden, assistant of Teacher Education from Oct. 29 professor in the Department of through Nov. 2. Foundations and Secondary Education, There were nine PSC/NCATE repattended a conference in July at which


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resentatives evaluating the teacher preparation programs for the university. Five of them were from around the nation and four from the state of Georgia. Results from the visit will be available in 2005. NCATE-accredited colleges of education produce more than two-thirds of the nation’s new teachers every year. Thirty-nine states have adopted or adapted NCATE standards for their own state accreditation systems. *** The School of Education received a three- year, $174,000 PRISM SubAward grant designed to help the university recruit and prepare pre-service teachers in the area of mathematics and science. The funds include money for a summer camp for future teachers with mathematics and science programming as well as leadership training with emphasis on teaching, according to Dr. Linda Irwin-DeVitis, dean of the John H. Lounsbury School of Education. The grant will fund scholarships aimed particularly at minority students who are interested in teaching. In addition, the funds will allow partnership work among faculty in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education and area schools for updating pre-service teacher curriculum to meet Georgia Professional Standards requirements and for examination of effective science and mathematics content pedagogy. ❖

School of Health Sciences Music Therapy offers innovative master’s program



he music therapy program at Georgia College & State University introduced a new master’s program last fall that is one of its kind in the state and one of only three nationally. The master of music therapy offers “asynchronous learning,” meaning that all of the core music therapy courses are presented through distance education and virtual learning communities. Students come to campus twice each semester for intensive seminars, and are able to practice skills in the natural environment of their own music therapy practices without relocating and leaving their present employment, said Dr. Chesley Mercado, director of the music therapy program. This allows students like Lisa Davis to continue their full-time jobs while taking a full load of graduate classes. “I am able to do this, since I can work on my classes at any time of day I choose, so it creates a very flexible schedule for me,” she said. The music therapy program began in 1977. The program uses the unique qualities of music and the therapeutic expertise of trained music therapists to meet non-musical social, behavioral, physical, and emotional goals to improve the quality of life. According to Mercado, music therapy is a rapidly growing profession in the United States, especially in the south. Music therapists work with infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics, and are found in general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, school settings, and a variety of community facilities. “Music is an effective tool for therapy because it reaches low to high cognitive levels and people of all ages, and

▲ Angelo Sciulli gives a presentation to a group of music therapy students. crosses cultural boundaries,” Mercado said. The undergraduate music therapy program has access to the “hands-on” training opportunities through Central State Hospital, where students observe and participate with board certified music therapists employed at the hospital. The Music Therapy Clinic on campus also provides excellent opportunities for students to observe and lead sessions with children and adults in the community, Mercado said. “Students assist me in my work in the clinic on a weekly basis and observe me applying the skills I am teaching them in class,” she said. “I had 22 years of clinical and arts therapy administrative experience before I began teaching.” Community service is also an integral part of the program. Examples are the drumming circles for the community every second and fourth Tuesday and after-school programs in the schools, where students work in area nursing

homes and many other places in the community. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato, Mercado said. The 20th Century discipline began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to veterans hospitals around the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients’ notable physical and emotional responses to music led the doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the hospitals. It was soon evident that the hospital musicians needed some prior training before entering the facility and so the demand grew for a college curriculum. ❖ Brian Sweat worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of University Communications. He will receive his master’s degree in English in May 2005.

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Picture Perfect

Art students use murals to beautify, educate



eorgia College & State University art students who take Valerie Aranda’s mural class have gotten real-life experience in bringing several meaningful and thought-provoking projects to fruition, both on campus and in the community. The students have taken part in projects that include conceptualizing, designing and painting murals in the Kilpatrick Education Center atrium, the GC&SU dining room, the Carrera House, and on the local Habitat for Humanity building. The work on the Carrera House was a learning process for the children participating in the Carrera-Model Project, a program that aims to curb teen pregnancy, build self confidence, and promote positive outcomes for a group of middle school children in Baldwin County. It was also a learning experience for art major Angel Anderson and alumni Carolene Bufford (who is currently getting her master of arts in teaching degree) and Heather Young. The fiveyear mural project was designed so that someday the children who were taught about murals will be able to teach what they learned to other school children. “That was very new for me,” said Anderson, who is a senior from Milledgeville majoring in art with a minor in art history. “It was hard work, but after seeing the kids happy when it was over, it made the challenges of the project disappear.” Painting a mural is not a one-step process in which a group of people dip brushes in paint and come up with a picture on a wall. The Carrera House 36

▲ Student Paul Winter works on one of the many murals the Art Department has created on campus and in the community. project is a prime example of the lengthy mural-making process that begins with planning and discussion and ends with the actual painting of the mural. The participants in the CarreraModel Project were first given an “introduction to murals” lesson and went on a field trip to view finished murals or murals in progress. The Habitat for Humanity project, a mural which covers the outside walls of the Habitat for Humanity building on North Wayne Street, emerged from Aranda’s spring semester mural class. One of the most ambitious mural projects is at the GC&SU dining hall in Maxwell Student Union. That project began with conceptualizing and brainstorming in June of 2004. A theme of campus life and community was select-

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ed, and about 15 students and faculty members brain-stormed and sketched pictures until they came up with a composite. They begin painting the mural in July. “That mural contains elements of history, such as buildings that once existed and images depicting the women’s college,” said Aranda. Angel Anderson said she has developed a keen appreciation for murals and what it takes to create them from start to finish. “I’ve always had an appreciation for art and murals, but more now since I’ve worked on several,” she said. “I get upset if people say it’s just a painting on a wall. I enjoyed working on them and I’m looking forward to working on more. Hopefully, we will just paint Milledgeville.” ❖

Faculty Profile Three of a Kind Beadles one of trio of professors in his family By BINKY STRICKLAND


r. Nick Beadles (“Bo” to his friends) is a rare breed for a couple of reasons. One, he is one of three Beadles to become a full professor at a University System of Georgia school. Two, he teaches business courses and he preaches sermons. The first is a source of extreme pride for Beadles. The second is quite a natural combo, he said. He is a teacher, first and foremost, whether at the lectern in the classroom or the pulpit at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville, where he is associate pastor. He often takes what he describes as the “pastoral” approach to teaching, and a teaching approach to preaching. He came by teaching honestly. Beadles and his brother, Samuel Beadles, and father, Dr. N.A. Beadles, have been officially recognized by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as being the only family currently to have three full professors in the system. He is a professor of management in the School of Business at GC&SU. His brother is a professor on the faculty of Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, and his father is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Georgia, where he was on the faculty for 32 years and has a chair in his name. “There are some people who teach and therefore are teachers,” Bo Beadles said. “I look at myself as being someone who is a teacher and therefore I teach. Somehow, genetical-

▲ Dr. Nick “Bo” Beadles leads a class discussion.

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ly, I think I am wired to be a teacher. I love it. Even when I’m off, I go and preach sermons and teach Sunday school.” Beadles was born in Asheville, N.C., one of four children. He is the one in the middle, with a twin brother and sister who are younger and another sister who is older. Beadles grew up mostly in Athens, however, where his father taught economics. “He was genuinely concerned for students and genuinely generous,” he said of his father. “For example, we had an Australian tennis player living at our house for over a year because he didn’t have a place to live. I think students know if you really like them and are really concerned for them. They figure that out.” Beadles went to a boarding school in Asheville, N.C., but finished high school in Athens. His first years at the University of Georgia were rocky ones, but he graduated cum laude in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. While there, he took economics from his father. “I wound up doing well in his class, but I worked hard at it,” he said. “I think what people didn’t realize is that he was demanding, but he was fair. He did things in class that nobody else would do. He was funny. He is a great storyteller. People used to call him up from all over the country and give him jokes so that he could use them.” Beadles did master’s work in economics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia but did not finish his thesis. Rather, he went to Columbia Biblical Seminary in Columbia, S.C., where he received a master of divinity degree in 1986. “I went to seminary with the intent of becoming a seminary professor as opposed to a pastor,” he said. “Then I went on after I finished seminary to


Annamar Negroni talks with Dr. Nick “Bo” Beadles about a class assignment.

become a pastor. Still am a pastor. Being a pastor is not too terribly different, in some ways, from being a professor. You are still teaching. You deal with people one-on-one in counseling. You deal with students a lot of times in the same way that you deal with people as a pastor.” In the late 1980s, however, Beadles began thinking about his unfinished master’s degree in economics. He decided to go for his doctorate rather than finish the master’s degree. “I guess I started thinking about wanting to go back and finish something I didn’t finish,” he said. He received his doctoral degree in human resource management and industrial relations with a minor in organizational behavior in 1995 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It is what Beadles thinks of as a complement to his divinity degree. “I try to engage the students and make them think,” he said. “I’ll put them in teams and make them work together on a question. I expect them to understand content. But then again, I expect them to try and take it to the next level.” He said he hoped his students come away from his classroom with not only the relevant content of the course, but a different way of approaching problems

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and a different way of thinking. “I’d like to ask questions that don’t necessarily have an apparent answer and therefore they must think about it and reach an answer,” he said. “I want them to learn how to be challenged and come to a reasonable solution. That’ll stand you in good stead in a business or personal relationships.” Beadles said he enjoys coming to work every day, where he likes interacting with students and colleagues. But he definitely has a life beyond the classroom and the pulpit. He and his wife Sharon have four children – Jessica, 16; Sarah, 13; Stephen, 11; Melanie, 7 – whose photos are proudly displayed in his office and on his computer. And there’s a dog named Dali and two cats, Kitty Boo and Kitty Belle. His wife is a registered nurse, but stays at home because she has primary responsibility for home schooling the children. When he’s not working, Beadles said he likes to cycle, plays tennis, golf, hang out with friends, hang out with his kids and go out on the boat. But when you see him, don’t be surprised to find him doing what he loves to do: teaching. “Everything I do, I wind up teaching,” he said. “I’ve found what I like to do. It’s the way I’m wired.” ❖

Faculty Notes Dr. Doug Oetter, assistant professor in the Department of History and Geography, received a Fulbright Hays fellowship for a professional development seminar titled “Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Argentina and Chile.” He traveled during the summer to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Cordoba, Mendoza, Santiago, Valparaiso, Concepcion, and La Serena. He developed a curriculum model in the fall based on his experience.

Dr. Hedwig Fraunhofer, associate professor of French and German, was invited to present a paper at the 1st Global Conference - Exploring Critical Issues: Sex and Sexuality to be held Oct. 14-16 in Salzburg, Austria. The international conference is dedicated to issues of sexuality and gender, which is Fraunhaufer’s primary teaching and research area. The papers presented at the conference will be published in a book project.

Dr. Fadhili Mshana, assistant professor in the Department of Art, presented a paper titled “European Missionaries and Zaramo Artists in Tanzania” at the 13th Triennial Symposium on African Art titled “African Arts: Roots and Routes,” sponsored by the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research and the Department of African and African American Studies, both at Harvard University.

Bryson R. Payne, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Communications, presented research at two conferences in Los Angeles in August. Payne presented a paper at the ACM Workshop on General Purpose Computing on Graphics Processors, a work based on his at SIGGRAPH 2004, the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

Beate Czogalla, assistant professor of design in theatre, had her images of GC&SU theatre’s fall 2000 production of The Glass Menagerie published in the second edition of Another Opening, Another Show by Tom Markus and Linda Sarver. The textbook is used in many colleges and universities for their Intro to Theatre courses. The second edition was published in the fall by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Lila Roberts, chair and professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, was named associate editor of The Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications, a publication of the Mathematical Association of America. Roberts also participated in the launch of The Math Gateway, a project that has been funded through a National Science Foundation Pathways Grant. Dr. Mary Magoulick, assistant professor in the Department of English, Speech, and Journalism, was selected to teach in the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester-at-Sea program in the spring. Dr. Jane Rose, assistant to the vice president for academic assessment and professor of English, was accepted as a participant in the prestigious Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Dr. J.J. Arias, Dr. Sandra Godwin, and Dr. Mary Magoulick attended a University System of Georgia faculty development seminar in Hungary in May. Arias is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance; Godwin is assistant professor in the Department of Government and Sociology; and Magoulick is assistant professor in the Department of English, Speech and Journalism. Dr. Sheree Barron, chair and professor in the Department of Psychology, was elected treasurer of the American Psychological Association, Division 2 Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She also received an award for being selected at Board Member of the Year for 2004 in the State of Georgia for her participation on the Baldwin County Department of Family and Children Services Board.

Dr. Andrei L. Barkovskii, assistant professor of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, was invited to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Water scheduled for publication in 2005 by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Mathew Joseph, associate professor of marketing in the J. Whitney Bunting School of Business, was nominated as the executive director for the Society for Marketing Advances, one of the leading marketing organizations, with members from all around the world. Dr. Mehenna Yakhou, professor of accounting in the J. Whitney Bunting School of Business, and business graduate students Kelly Mahan, Christina Brookings, and Laura Poyner, presented a paper at the 16th International Conference of the Association for Global Business, Nov. 8-21, in Camino Real Cancun, Mexico. Susan Darby, assistant professor of adult and gerontological nursing, raised $2,000 for breast cancer by walking more than 60 miles over three days in Boston, Mass. The net proceeds will support breast cancer research, education, and services through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust. Dr. Barbara Funke, professor of health education in the School of Health Sciences, received the Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration Group Leadership Award for Baldwin County presented by the Baldwin County Council of Volunteers for her work with the American Cancer Society as the chairman for the Community Health Coalition. Dr. J. Noland White, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, was awarded the Joel F. Lubar award for service to the organization and the field at the International Society for Neuronal Regulation conference. White was elected to the board of directors of the society and will serve as sergeant at arms for two years. Dr. Carol Bader, assistant dean of the John H. Lounsbury School of Education, was selected as one of the seven new Fellows of the American Council of

Developmental Education Associations, a consortium of professional associations concerned with learning assistance and developmental education in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bill Richards, collection development librarian and professor of library science, received an Award for Advocacy from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board. He also recently passed the exam for re-certification administered by the Academy of Certified Archivists, of which he has been a member since 1991. Dr. Anne Bailey, professor in the Department of History and Geography, was selected to deliver the 14th annual Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Series in October at Georgia Southern University. The theme of her lectures was “Invisible Southerners: Ethnicity in the Civil War.” Richard Lou, chair of the Department of Art, had a solo exhibit in September and October at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Dr. Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, recently published an historical novel, El castillo de los halcones (The Castle of Hawks). His annotated edition of Francisco Bances Candamo’s Selected Poems will also be published in Spain. He was invited to give two lectures in Spain in mid-October, at the Real Instituto de Estudios Asturianos in Oviedo and La Nueva España Press Club in Avilés. Daniel Fernald, assistant professor of philosophy, had a book titled Spirit’s Philosophical Bildung: Image and Rhetoric in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Science of Logic published by the University Press of America. Jared Johnson, assistant professor of mass communication in the Department of English, Speech, and Journalism, was selected as one of the conferees for the International Radio and Television Society Faculty/Industry Seminar in November at the New York Marriott East Side. Dr. Martha Allen, Dr. Hugh Sanders, Dr. Lila Roberts made presentations at the 45th Annual Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle, the annual meeting of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Allen is an assistant professor of mathematics, Roberts is professor of mathematics and department chair, and Sanders is associate professor of mathematics. Bill Bragg, assistant professor of history, had a book, Joe Brown’s Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1861-1865, written with William R. Scaife, published by the WatsonBrown Foundation and Mercer University Press. Bragg and Scaife have produced the first history of the Georgia Militia during the Civil War, a revised and expanded edition of their earlier privately published study.

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Bobcat Sports Calciano is new baseball coach



or the first time in more than a decade, and for only the second time in nearly 30 years, there will be new face in the third base box at John Kurtz Field. Chris Calciano was named the head baseball coach for the Bobcats on Sept. 24 following the departure of Steve Mrowka, who left after 11 years to become the head coach at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Calciano came to GC&SU after four years as the head coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. “I wanted to come here because there is a legitimate opportunity to win a national championship, and the history of the program speaks volumes of what lies ahead,” Coach Calciano said. The history of the Georgia College & State University baseball program is a series of “tough acts to follow.” Coach Mrowka posted a 407-231-2 overall record in his 11 years as head coach and brought GC&SU to the NCAA Tournament five times (1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002), including the College World Series in 1995 when the (then) Colonials finished as the national runner-up. Mrowka had succeeded legendary coach John Kurtz, who posted a 577369-4 record in 18 years at the school, including a pair of trips to the NAIA World Series. During his career, Calciano has posted a 120-77-3 (.608) record in four years at the helm for the Golden Rams and brought the team to the NCAA Division II Tournament two years in a row. West Chester went 36-12-2 in 2004, setting a school record for victories in


▲ Chris Calciano one season. His pitching staff led the nation with a 2.67 earned run average. While he has spent most of his life in the northeast, Calciano is making adjustments to life in the south. “Well, it’s a slower pace at times, but it’s a nice pace,” Calciano said. “There is a real friendly atmosphere with the athletics department, the university administrators and the students as well. It is definitely a family atmosphere, and I like that.” Calciano takes over a GC&SU program that went 32-22 last season. “I am very excited about this season,” Calciano said. “We have a lot of talent in our pitching staff, and we’ll have some great battles between position players competing for every day spots in the lineup.” While the name of the man in charge has changed, the goals are the

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same. “We want our team to out-work and out-prepare every team we play,” Calciano said. “We play in the toughest division II conference in the country. We want to be competitive on the conference, regional and national level.” Calciano’s goals do not stop there however, as he wants the program to be recognized for more than wins and losses. “I would like to see our team gradepoint average climb to a much higher level,” Calciano said. “I would like our GPA to be in the top half of all the sports teams at GC&SU. I also want our kids to have a sense of development socially, academically and athletically through our baseball program.” Calciano is engaged to Nicole Louis and the couple plans to be married next August. ❖



GC&SU gets a ‘kick’ out of soccer



eorgia College & State University’s newest varsity sport received a warm welcome this fall as the women’s soccer team recently completed its first season at the NCAA level. Added as the school’s 10th varsity sport in the spring of 2003, the Bobcats played as a club sport last fall to give Coach Robert Parr a chance to recruit. Armed with 21 freshmen and no seniors on the roster, GC&SU went 510-2 this year and almost pulled off one of the greatest upsets of all time at the Peach Belt Conference Tournament. “I thought we had a respectable first year, but it’s one step of many in building this program,” Parr said. “We feel really good about the base with which we have to work and look to go forward. We were very young this year so we’re in a situation where we expect to return everyone, whereas other teams will have to reload.” Fans welcomed the Bobcats during Week of Welcome activities in August by filling the hill at the West Campus as GC&SU played an exhibition game against Newberry College. More than 400 fans were in attendance. The Bobcats opened the regular season in impressive fashion by winning four of their first five games in the non-conference portion of the schedule. GC&SU started with a 2-0 victory at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., in the season opener with Britni Emerson tallying the first goal in school history and Tracy Peterson earning the first assist. Goalkeeper Michelle Parr earned the first shutout in program history and was solid in goal all season long. “Getting a lot of ‘firsts’ out of the way early was really important,” Parr said. “I knew we would hit a stretch of conference games that would be very

Goalkeeper Michelle Parr blocks a shot. challenging, which we did, so it was important to win some games and put teams away early so the players had confidence they could do those things.” The Bobcats earned the eighth and final slot in the conference tournament. GC&SU would travel to Peach Belt Conference regular season champion Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., for the first round match. Although the Patriots posted a 4-0 victory over the Bobcats during the regular season, GC&SU was determined to knock off the top seed in the postseason. After two scoreless halves during regulation, and nearly two full extra periods, the Patriots found the back of the net with less then four minutes remaining to escape with a 1-0 win and avoid a shootout which would have been held after two overtime periods. “Despite the fact that we lost, it was a positive experience to finish on,” Parr said. The Bobcats went 5-10-2 overall and 1-5-2 in Peach Belt Conference matches and had many accolades along the way. Not only did the program offer

new entertainment to the campus and Milledgeville community, but it gave Bobcat players a chance to interact with young athletes in the Old Capital Soccer League who served as ball boys and ball girls during home matches. Junior forward Tami Pissott earned the first conference award when she was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 14 after scoring three goals in two games. Goalkeeper Michelle Parr led the conference with 127 saves and 7.47 saves per game. Freshman Britni Emerson was GC&SU’s leading scorer with 14 points after scoring six goals and earning two assists. More importantly, Coach Parr put together a competitive team that represented the university well, on and off the pitch. Now he’s already looking forward to next year. “We have to improve our attacking play,” Parr said. “Defense was consistent and solid all year. As a team we have to generate more scoring chances, but we had a lot of good contributions from a lot of players.” Bobcat soccer, the sophomore season, kicks off in August. ❖

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Alumni Profile Traveling woman

Hardin has traveled around the globe and back



hen Frances Lanning Hardin traveled the 100 miles south of what she calls the “cornbread and black-eyed peas provinces of Georgia” to attend Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, it was the first time she had ever been that far away from home. It was also her introduction to the world outside Canton, Ga., where she was born and reared. And it was the beginning of a lifelong lust for learning that would take her to the far corners of the earth. At GSCW, Hardin listened to her humanities professor talk about the plains of Troy and the columns of Greece, and she pictured herself in faraway places, taking in all that history she was learning about. “I feel that my inspiration for learning came from the college,” she said. “It gave me a lot of avenues to explore. I was keenly interested in being able to stand there, where the action took place.” Since that time, she has traveled across the globe and back more than once – to most places in Europe and some of the more exotic locales – three times to Antarctica, and to the North Pole, Alaska, the Himalayas, Egypt, South Africa, Rhodesia, Uganda and other “wild and wooly places.” She has traveled with the first woman who wintered in Antarctica; Peter Hillery, son of Sir Edmond Hillery; and Mark Shuttlesworth, the first civilian in space. In addition to her business degree from GSCW, Hardin earned a juris doc-


tor degree in 1979 and a master’s degree in law in 1980 from Atlanta Law School just so she could be knowledgeable about some of the business transactions necessary in the family business. She and her husband J.T. Hardin were married for 50 years before his death in 1997. She and her husband traveled to Alaska three times, to California for the Rose Bowl game and parade twice; to Maine, to Jackson Hole, Wyo., and abroad “only once,” she said. But her husband traveled for a different reason than she did, Hardin said. He wanted to see the places he’d seen in the slick brochures. She wanted to be where events she had read or heard about took place. She wanted to soak it all up and imagine what it was like back then. And she didn’t mind roughing it one bit. “I could travel with a bandana on a broom handle and that wouldn’t bother me,” she said. “It’s just the desire for learning that outweighs the care. I have found it pretty wonderful. I have never had a bad experience. I don’t know why.” Hardin did persuade her husband to go to Brooks Fishing Camp in Alaska, after hearing his hunting and fishing buddies tell stories about their exploits there. While her husband opted to stay put, she went fishing with a young guide. She later found out that she was one of the first women to fly fish at the popular camp. “We put on the waders, and had a little lunch packed,” she said. “We started up on the banks of the river. It was grown up and I would fall in every hole,

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but wouldn’t let him know. About a mile up the river, he looked at me and said ‘Get in.’ I did, and we fished for trout.” When lunchtime came around, they ate on a little sandbar. Then her guide told her, “I smell bears. We have to go back in the water.” That’s when she saw the waterfall where the salmon go upstream to spawn. “When I came back and told everybody I’d made it, we didn’t hear many fishing stories after that,” she said. Once, when she stayed a month in India and Nepal, Kashmir, Hardin came

Daniel Boone. They grew up in the town with Andrew Jackson. One of my grandmothers – about five grandmothers back – cooked for Davy Crockett when he spent the night with them while he was mapping out the territory in North Carolinas.” Hardin is a charter member of Friends of the Atlanta Opera, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, the Atlanta History Center Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, and is a supporter of the Atlanta Symphony. And, restoration of the old homestead is still an ongoing project. “I’m the last of the generations to have witnessed what went on with these places,” she said. “The people who had nothing to live on and managed to survive — they kept a struggling democracy going. We need to remember their contributions because we certainly need to incorporate them into our lifestyles now.” ❖

“nose-to-nose” with the Dalai Lama. “We took a tour of the garden of Shalimar and before I went in I saw a Mercedes decked out with flags,” she said. “He was there with his entourage. He folded his hands and bowed and I photographed him.” Hardin continued to travel after her husband’s death. In 1998, she could be found petting future sled dogs and sitting on a hide enjoying a hot meal in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where they train the dogs to compete in the Iditarod. “I was out in my sled with my driver and the dogs they were training

went by us like a zephyr,” she said. “Whoosh. It was something to see.” And there was her trip in January of this year on a Russian “ice breaker” to the North Pole. In July, she was on another Russian ice breaker to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, near the South Pole. Traveling is in her blood, Hardin said. “I’m from a long line of people who were adventuresome,” she said. “My relatives were here before the Civil War and one of them married Daniel Boone’s sister. So my early family knew

Name: Frances Hardin Home: Canton, Ga., and Atlanta, Ga. Degree from GC&SU: Business, ‘48 Profession: Former librarian, developer, and world traveler. Highlights: She has been “nose-tonose” with the Dalai Lama in Nepal, driven a team of sled dogs in Jackson Hole, restored a family farm in North Georgia, been on a Russian icebreaker to the North Pole, stayed at an Eskimo village in Alaska, visited the Himalayas, and is still planning her next trip.

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Alumni News Spread the word Alumni called on to help with student recruitment By BINKY STRICKLAND


eorgia College & State University is looking to harness the strength of some of its finest advocates – its alumni - to help bring the university’s message to the far corners of the state and around the country. The new initiative is called the Alumni Admissions Recruiting Team – AART – a program that will offer alumni and parents an opportunity to assist in recruitment of students as members of one cohesive group, said Mike Augustine, director of admissions. “As an Alumni Admissions Recruiting Team member, or “AARTist”, our alumni will have the opportunity to play a key role in expanding GC&SU’s ability to reach into distant markets,” he said. “They will be the voice of our university in our outreach volunteer recruitment efforts.” The admissions office will offer workshops and online training via a video on recruitment practices for members of the team. The team members may then be called upon to host receptions for students and parents or make calls to prospective students who live in their area and who have expressed an interest in the university. They may also be asked to make telephone calls and write letters or send e-mail messages of congratulations to newly accepted students, and to host Summer Send-Offs, which are receptions in the students’ hometowns held prior to their going away to school.


“Alumni have always been instrumental in spreading the word about GC&SU,” said Augustine. “The formation of a team made up of these experts creates a more organized effort to bring them all together with one name and one purpose.” In addition to providing the official structure through which the Mike Augustine university will maintain a relationship with alumni, AART(ists) will serve as a resource for information, coordinate efforts of volunteer leadership and be a liaison between the university and the alumni and parents. The program will be coordinated through the Enrollment Management office. “We are tremendously excited to launch this program,” said Dr. Paul Jones, vice president for institutional research and enrollment management. “I can’t think of another, better way to connect and reconnect our alumni to the university. With the various programs, alumni will have many different ways and levels they may volunteer.” As program coordinator, Augustine will serve as the contact person for AART(ists) and will work to share with team members all events and happenings at the university so that they can more effectively work at recruitment events.

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Dr. Paul Jones If you would like to join this prestigious team, please contact Mike Augustine at (478) 445-1283. ❖

Class Notes and In Memoriam Do you have something to brag about? Submit it to the Office of Alumni Relations to be included in the next issue. While you are at it, update your address and personal information. Remember, we don’t know you’ve moved unless you tell us. Update your record online at You can also send it through regular mail to the Office of Alumni Relations, Campus Box 96, Milledgeville, GA 31061, or call us at (478) 445-5767.

1950s Martha Vassar Bowers, ‘51, and her husband, Connie Bowers, have been missionaries through the Foreign Mission Board and Southern Baptist Ministries in Nigeria for 18 years. They have been honored for 50 years of service and ministry. Martha has been chosen for the 2004-2005 edition of Who’s Who of American Women. Lavinia Whatley Skinner, ‘52, recently discovered an old Confederate flag in a trunk in her old farmhouse’s attic. It was auctioned, quite successfully, by Southerby’s in New York.

1960s Peggy J. Rowe, Ph.D., ‘61, is retiring as professor in health, physical education and sports studies at the University of Louisville after 16 years. She is highly recognized for her research in many areas and has received many notable awards during her career. Jane Taylor, ‘68, recently co-edited a book entitled A Handful of Providence, The Civil War Letters of Lt. Richard Goldwaite, New York Volunteers, and Ellen Goldwaite. The book is a collection of 132 letters between the newly married couple during his three years of service in the Union Army. It is believed to be the largest collection of its kind ever discovered.

1970s David Foster, ‘73, has been selected as a member of the Leadership Georgia ‘05. Marc Drinkhahn, ‘77, is retiring and returning to Georgia after three years as executive vice president of Benbow Chemical Packaging, Inc. He and his wife, Jo Allen Drinkhahn, ‘71, are building a home in Warner Robins.

Dwight Harley, ‘77, ‘91, has been promoted to captain in the Air National Guard. He serves as a medical officer with the 119th Medical Squadron in Fargo, N.D. He and his wife, Jamie Wilkes Harley, ‘85, ‘90, ‘92, are employed at Avera Brookings Clinic. They have a 4year-old daughter, Savannah Eileen. Stanford G. Wilson, ‘77, was selected among his peers as one of the state’s leading lawyers in the area of labor and employment law. The results of the statewide survey were published in the December 2004 edition of Georgia Trend. Deborah Leibig Beal, Ph.D., ‘79, has been promoted to professor of environmental biology/ecological studies at Illinois College. She was awarded two National Science Foundation grants for her work in flood plains restoration and served on the biology editorial board for MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.

1980s Amresh Sharan, ‘82, is working for a company named Derek A. Lobo and Associates in the field of property profitability management. Jacqueline Knight Copenny, ‘83, was named to Leadership Georgia and will complete the program in 2005. James A. Higgins, ‘85, has been named director of Georgia’s Agrirama in Tifton. Higgins will coordinate all activities of this educational historic site, as well as the development of the state’s Museum of Agriculture. Eddy Tamayo, ‘86, ‘91, received the “Up the Pole” Award from Saint Leo University in Tampa. This award is given

to individuals who show leadership, drive and determination in the face of a terribly daunting situation. He was also named as an honorary deputy by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for his efforts to provide college courses to law enforcement officers. George Gary Gill, ‘86, ‘90, was named the Thomaston-Upson School System’s Teacher of the Year and was the guest of honor at the January meeting of the Thomaston Rotary Club. He teaches social studies at Upson-Lee High School. Suzanne Price Pittman, ‘88, received the Full Circle Award from Nelnet, a leading educational finance company. The award was presented in recognition of her 16 years of professional excellence as a Financial Aid Officer. She is currently the director of financial aid for GC&SU. In addition, she will take office next year as the president of the Georgia Association of Financial Aid Administrators, a group that represents approximately 500 financial aid administrators in Georgia.

1990s Ronald R. Weigle, ‘93, has been selected as the region’s business banker at SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia. Jeff and Emma Scarlette Spears Studdard, both ‘94, had a son, Greyson Ryan Studdard, on June 22, 2004. Their daughter, Cady, is four years old. Christy Riley West, ‘95, ’98, and her husband, Brandon, celebrated the birth of their first child, William Browning West, on Sept. 22, 2004. The proud grandmother is Lurline Browning West, ‘93, who currently works as the director of business, student, and community services for the J. Whitney School of Business at GC&SU.

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Andrea Strickland Shomaker, ‘95, ‘96, ‘01, and Paul Clay Shomaker, ‘94, ‘95, were married in 1996. Clay is working for GEICO and is serving on the J. Whitney Bunting School of Business Advisory Board. Andrea is currently pursuing her doctorate at Georgia State University. Clay and Andrea are living in Macon and have three children, Emma Catherine (6), Carson (2), and Ava (1). Richard Blevins, Jr., ‘97, and his wife Denise welcomed the arrival of triplets, Jacob, Anna, and Lynsey on June 16, 2004. Vickie Michelle Hough Ingram, ‘97, and Patrick Ingram were married Feb. 21, 2004.




Randy, ‘00, and Andrea Miller, ‘99, ‘00, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Randall Miller III, on Sept. 2, 2004. Keith Edwards, ‘01, and Jennifer Colleran Edwards, ‘02, were married on Dec. 6, 2003, at Tybee Island, Ga. The couple resides in Marietta, Ga., where Keith works as a systems engineer for The Home Depot. Jennifer handles reader services for Communities magazine. Janice Kraemer Cash, ‘02, and Wayne Cash were married June 5, 2004.

LeAnn Spillers Tuggle, ‘97, was named to the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Rodger, ‘01, and Angela Otero, ‘02 celebrated their third wedding anniversary in 2004. They are both high school teachers and interns at Vineyard Community Church in Augusta. He is also a student of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. They are planning to help establish a new Vineyard church in the summer of 2005.

Beverly Eleam McFadden, ‘98, is continuing her master’s degree through Asbury Theological Seminary’s Virtual Campus and will graduate May 2005 with a masters in divinity. Currently, she is the pastor of four small churches in rural South Georgia.

Matthew Davis, ‘02, and Lisa A. Pepple Davis, ‘03, were married June 19, 2004. They currently live in Milledgeville, where Lisa is a music therapist at Central State Hospital and Matt has been hired as the assistant curator of education at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

Nedra Speight Fortson, ‘99, and her husband recently accepted a position at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga., as the director of patient care informatics.

Jessica Savage Wilkes, ‘02, and Jeffrey Charles Wilkes were married on Sept. 18, 2004.

Lori Ann Howard, ‘99, was chosen to participate in Leadership Georgia’s ‘05. Tiffany Wharton Rogers, ‘99, and Andrew Rogers were married on May 22, 2004, in Milledgeville.

2000s John, ‘00, and Tiffany Jones Ellenberg, ‘91, ‘93, of Greensboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of twin sons, Ian Charles and Ross William, on April 26, 2004.


Anna Moore Burke, ‘02, and Travis Burke were married on Nov. 8, 2003. Alan W. James, ‘02, is teaching 5th grade science and social studies at Crawford County Elementary School. Leslee Brooke Conaway, ‘03, is currently in a doctorate program in economics at Clemson University. David L. Henry, ‘03, and Aryn Elise Bowling were married on May 15, 2004, at Tekonsha First Baptist Church in Tekonsha, Mich.

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Allyson Arnold, ‘03, was promoted from assistant advertising director to a buyer for Rooms To Go. She is in charge of purchasing all cocktail tables, end tables, and sofa tables for the South East division. Shellie Cook Hutchens, ‘03, has taken a new position as in the public relations/marketing department at Huddle, Inc. in Duluth, Ga. She will be taking on the Safe and Sober program for North and South Carolina high schools. Leigh Cheek, ‘04, accepted a position at the Ritz-Carlton on Lake Oconee as the public relations coordinator. Erik Fletcher, ‘04, is engaged to Beth Yates. The wedding is June 18, 2005. He also received a job leading worship at a new church, The Quest, which is geared towards a younger audience. Sarah King, ‘04, accepted a position as production assistant of promotions at the Weather Channel headquarters in Atlanta.

In Memoriam To report a death of a graduate of GN&IC, GSCW, WCG, GC or GC&SU, please send a copy of the obituary, if possible, or the graduate’s full name, date and place of residence at the time of death, along with your name and relationship to the deceased to Office of Alumni Relations, Campus Box 96, Milledgeville, GA 31061.

1920s Helen Elizabeth Tanner Conway, class of 1926, of Ocala, Fla., died May 9, 2004. She was 97 years old at the time of her death. Callie Cousins Little, class of 1929, died Feb. 16, 2003. She was 93 years old at the time of her death. Mary Roba Jackson Wynn, class of 1929, died April 2, 2004. She was 94 years old at the time of her death.



1930s Stella Hubert Warren, class of 1930, died July 4, 2003. Ruby Sewell Wright, class of 1930, died Oct. 17, 2002. Frances Smith Underwood, class of 1930, died Feb. 23, 2002. Sara Allaben, class of 1934, died Sept. 13, 2004. She was one of the first women in air traffic control with the Federal Aviation Administration. Mary Williams Fouch, class of 1934, died Sept. 17, 2004. Ada E. Brown, class of 1936, died March 27, 2004. Margaret Black Mitchell, class of 1936, of Thomaston, Ga., died March 12, 2002. Frances Frizzelle Harrison, class of 1937, of Barnesville, Ga., died July 12, 2004. She was retired as head librarian of Lanier High School for Boys. She also attained the rank of Master Judge as a certified flower show judge.




Jewel Bird McMinn Spry, class of 1943, died May 22, 2004. She was a retired educator.

Gladys Mae Hulett Lowe, class of 1958, of Jacksonville, Fla., died May 1, 2004. She was a retired educator of 38 years.

Betty Daubs Fisher, class of 1946, died Nov. 10, 2004.

Elizabeth W. Coppedge, class of 1959, died April 11, 2002.

Carolyn Darsey Hess, class of 1947, died Oct. 8, 2004.


Herbert Berger, husband of Olivia Starr Berger (Twink Starr), class of 1949, died March 14, 2004.

Susan Denson Russell, class of 1965, of St. Simons Island, Ga., died May 30, 2004. She was a retired educator of over 20 years.

Milbrey Lunceford Jones, Ph.D., class of 1949, of Charlotte, N.C., died May 29, 2004. She retired after decades of a nationally recognized career in library science.

1950s Rubye Jernigan Lee, class of 1951, died July 29, 2004. She was a retired educator.

1970s Mae Fields Moye, class of 1970, died May 7, 2004. Gary L. Garfield, class of 1974, of Macon, died Aug. 3, 2004. He was retired from Dry Branch Kaolin Company after 39 years of service as a Lab Supervisor and Environmental Specialist.

Eunice Junk Williams, class of 1951, died April 27, 2004. She was a retired school teacher, having taught first grade for 40 years.

Becky Morris Dennard, class of 1976, died July 10, 2003.

Marian Evans Hirsbrunner, class of 1937, of Seminole, Fla., died Jan. 5, 2004.

Nixie Christmas Arflin, class of 1952, of Vienna, Ga., died May 3, 2004. She was a retired educator.

Dorothy McCorvey Antonie, class of 1938, died May 31, 2004.

Maryanna Mobley Lowry, class of 1954, died Aug. 7, 2001.

Terry Patrick McKinnie, class of 1984, of Cumming, Ga., died June 16, 2004. He was vice president of Heat and Transfer Systems in Alpharetta for 13 years.


Jewell Joiner Bowen, class of 1955, died May16, 2003.

Martha Snipes Morris, class of 1940, died Oct. 29, 2002.

Kittie L. Garner, class of 1955, of Eatonton, died May 18, 2004.

Anne A. Hammett, class of 1942, died July 31, 2003.

Lily Starling Owen, class of 1955, of Milledgeville, died April 26, 2004.

Lucy Stelling Turner, class of 1942, died August 21, 2004.

Grace Ingram Rowe, class of 1956, died April 27, 2004. She was a retired educator.

Sara Giles Moore, class of 1942, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sept. 7, 2003. Mary Napier Agnew, class of 1943, of Franklin, Tenn., died Oct. 30, 2002.

Luanne Harden Hurst, class of 1957, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Nov. 19, 2002.


Lisa Fernandez Schlottman, class of 1985, died June 26, 2004. Leigh Ann Gardmer Brett, class of 1989, died Oct. 7, 2004.

1990s Robert Brian Moore, class of 1996, died June 14, 2004.

2000s Jody K. Purcell, class of 2002, died October 30, 2004. While in college, she was a member of the intercollegiate cross country team.

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