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What does “opportunity” mean to you? To me, it means a combination of circumstances that allows students to prepare themselves for broader experiences. At Georgia Military College, all students have endless opportunities to start with our college and truly go anywhere upon transferring or graduating. I’m happy to report that as we continue to grow, GMC is truly becoming the “school of opportunity” across our state. Here, our students fall into three categories: first chance, second chance and only chance. For each group, opportunity represents something a bit different. But for all GMC students, it means an accessible and affordable quality education, one that opens the door to so much more. It’s about putting a student on an educational path toward success, which is both our mission and passion. Let me take a few moments to explain those categories. About 26 percent of our students are traditional first chance students. They have the grades to go to the college or university of their choice, but they’ve chosen GMC because we offer a top quality education at an affordable price. They know their credits will transfer to any of the 41 colleges/universities with whom we have articulation agreements, 35 of which guarantee admission. Another 19 percent of students are our second chance students. Perhaps they went to their two- or four-year school of choice, but didn’t adjust well or make the grade. They need an opportunity to get their education back on track, and GMC provides that pathway. For the remaining 55 percent of our students, GMC represents the only chance to advance their education. They might have dropped out of high school and earned a GED; maybe they have very low SAT scores, or face any number of challenges. They know GMC’s open admission policy means not only acceptance, but a true opportunity to change their lives. The success of our students on a daily basis is paramount to everything we do, and it defines who GMC truly is. From our statewide footprint (including an online program), to small class sizes, from the variety of majors we offer, to free tutoring and donor-supported scholarships, everything is centered on student success. Wow, what an opportunity GMC offers to every student. And the outcome is seen in these examples: Our graduation rate exceeds the national average at comparable colleges, while our transfer rate to four-year schools is twice the national average. With an almost 200 percent growth in the number of graduates in the past six years, word is spreading about GMC’s unparalleled accessibility and affordability. As you’ll see in the pages of this report, opportunity comes in many forms at GMC, both academically and financially. As I tell our students, if they have the desire and will to succeed, we have set the conditions to make it happen. As donors, you already recognize GMC is a great investment. Through your generosity, you are giving the gift of opportunity to provide our students with hope and the chance for a better life. Thank you for your loyalty and commitment by continuing to support the next generation of GMC students – and for making our institution a School of Opportunity, no matter how you define it. Together, we are making a difference! Dr. John Wilson, President of Morehouse College, speaking to the class of 2015 in Milledgeville. GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE





GROWING ENROLLMENT If our state’s rate of college degree attainment remains unchanged, the majority of Georgia’s jobs will soon be out of reach for the majority of our people. Without a trajectory correction, new employers and new jobs will move elsewhere. “Existing employers {will} begin to question the benefit of staying with a workforce that falls near the bottom of states inside a nation that lags behind most other developed countries in terms of education,” says the Complete College Georgia Report. “This future is not distant, but five years near.” At GMC, we’re determined to catalyze the change our state desperately needs. And our donors are helping make it possible every day. As the largest two-year public college in Ga., our Fall to Fall enrollments continue to increase each year, surging approximately 9% last year alone, while national enrollment averages were down 2%. GMC’s graduation rate of 25% is higher than our Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) peer group by around 5%, and our transfer rate of 32% is higher than the IPEDS peer group by around 12%. Further, GMC students ranked us higher than other national colleges in student satisfaction in every category. We are dedicated to student success. Here, learn about the meaningful ways GMC is aligning our programs and services to support increased educational access and graduation rates. From new junior college campuses across Georgia to expanded dual enrollment programs for high school students, our contribution to student success is changing the game.

Georgia Military College

Opens Campus in Fayetteville Georgia Military College celebrated the grand opening of its 10th campus Aug. 20 in Fayetteville, Ga., just ten months after breaking ground in October, 2014. “GMC extends its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Fayetteville, Fayette County and the surrounding area for the very warm reception they’ve extended to GMC. Thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work from many stakeholders, GMC-Fayetteville is now ready to support the educational needs of this area’s growing workforce,” said Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, GMC president. “Fall classes are already underway, with the number of students and enrolled credit hours far exceeding our expectations. We’re delighted by the enthusiastic response of the Fayetteville community.” More than 100 invited guests attended the event, which included an inaugural flag raising



“Embracing the experience here and receiving a degree from GMC, our graduates are equipped for selfless and honorable service, whether it involves continuing their education at one of the 41 colleges and universities with which GMC has a standing articulation agreement, joining the workforce or entering the

and a tribute to prominent Fayette County leaders and entrepreneurs with a legacy of, and lifelong commitment to, faithful stewardship, community service, and educating and developing tomorrow’s servant leaders. Additionally, there were remarks from school and community officials, as well as guided tours of the facility.

­— BG (Ret.) Scott F. “Rock”

With construction completed mid-July, nearly 300 enrolled students began classes at GMCFayetteville on Aug. 3rd, with another 400 students


Donahue, Executive Director, GMC-Fayetteville

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton spoke during the ceremony, saying, “One of my goals when I was first elected mayor was to either start or recruit a college founded on high moral principles to Fayetteville, and I am thrilled to see that goal come to fruition during my first term! I thank GMC for your commitment to moral and academic excellence and I bid you a very hearty welcome to Fayetteville. We’re glad you are here!”

in the application pipeline. GMC-Fayetteville also has 65 dual-enrollment students who are jump-starting their college coursework while in high school. Once the campus’ enrollment grows to 500 – which is expected within four years – GMC plans to launch a phase two campus expansion. Currently, the school has a staff of 11, plus 24 adjunct faculty, with plans to add additional full-time faculty in the near future. The Fayetteville campus is Fayette County’s first college, with more than 25,500 square feet of space. The facility includes: nine classrooms; biology and chemistry labs; a media center; a book store; two conference rooms; a student lounge with café; student support services area, complete with business, financial aid and admissions offices; an area for standardized testing; and 12 offices for faculty and staff. Located at the intersection of South Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway in the western part of Fayetteville, GMCFayetteville offers all 27 two-year degree programs available across the GMC system. In addition, the school expects to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science degree and will explore the possibility of providing offerings in allied health and film technology/media production in the 2016-17 school year. “Our vision at GMCFayetteville is to provide and promote a values-based academic center of excellence that serves the community and prepares all college and careerready students to succeed in a competitive global society. We want to ensure they can start here and go anywhere,” said Brigadier General

(Ret.) Scott F. “Rock” Donahue, Executive Director, GMC-Fayetteville. “Embracing the experience here and receiving a degree from GMC, our graduates are equipped for selfless and honorable service, whether it involves continuing their education at one of the 41 colleges and universities with which GMC has a standing articulation agreement, joining the workforce, or entering the military.” The Fayetteville facility’s architecture reflects the striking signature gothic style of the main GMC campus in Milledgeville. Inside, the modernized facility is completely wireless, equipped with contemporary furnishings and leading edge technology to optimize collaboration and active learning. School officials chose West Fayetteville as the home of their new campus based on the already established business market in the area, including Piedmont Fayette Hospital, with more than 1,000 employees, and Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a multimillion-dollar, full-service film and entertainment studio established in early 2014. Group VI Development, joined by Halbert Development and Foley Design Associates Architects, Inc., completed Fayetteville’s only postsecondary educational facility in nine months. “We simply wouldn’t be here today without the selfless dedication of the general contractor, subcontractors, and a tireless professional workforce – and, of course, the tremendous support of the Fayetteville community, local officials, the Pinewood Atlanta Studios Production Centre vendor family and Piedmont Fayette Hospital,” said General Donahue. “Together with our students, we’ve all become a part of something very special that’s now a part of the rich legacy of Georgia Military College.” GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE





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Georgia Military College in Dublin Governor Nathan Deal joined state and local officials in Laurens County for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Georgia Military College Dublin Campus on Sept. 18, 2015. The ceremony also marked the opening of the restored 1913 First National Bank building in downtown Dublin that houses Dublin’s newest college campus. “Thriving communities are dedicated to enriching economic competitiveness and quality of life for citizens,” said Deal. “This restoration of Dublin’s First National Bank building exemplifies the vast potential of public-private partnerships. Georgia Military College’s campus expansion to the revamped Dublin Skyscraper will expand access to higher education, create jobs and enhance economic development in this community.” The $4 million historical restoration of Dublin’s “Skyscraper” is a long time coming for citizens of Dublin and Laurens County, as the six story landmark was shuttered for decades. Attempts to revive the property through the years have been valiant, but never came to fruition–until now.

from miles around. By restoring this icon, Dublin is showing that our town is back. We’ve got energy and vision, and we’re committed to making sure this a place we can be proud of,” said Joshua Kight, Executive Director of the Dublin Downtown Development Authority. Now open to the public, the building includes such amenities as a locally owned eatery, the Landmark Cafe & Market, on the ground floor, as well as a bookstore and common study area on the mezzanine level. GMC administrative offices and classrooms occupy the 2nd, 3rd and, eventually, 4th floors, with the 5th and 6th floors available for lease as professional space. Garbutt Construction Company, headquartered in Dublin and considered an expert in historical preservation, was tapped by the developer to complete the work on the “Skyscraper” in a timespan of seven months.

“This project was too big for one individual to take on. The Old First National Bank Building was the “elephant in the room” as far as downtown Dublin revitalization. It took someone with the faith in Dublin, like Jim Gainesville native and downtown Walters, to be the catalyst for all of the rest Dublin business owner Jim Walters took of us to come together to make it happen. interest in the project and partnered with It was fun to watch. It also took foresight the Dublin Downtown Development and wisdom at the state level to recently Authority, Garbutt Construction enhance historic tax credits for the State Company and Georgia Military College to of Georgia. That was a deal changer. Think bring the project to life. of the projects and jobs all across Georgia that this “The Old First National has created,” said Charlie Bank building is one of the “Georgia Military College’s campus expansion to the revamped Garbutt, president of biggest, oldest and most Dublin Skyscraper will expand access to higher education, create Garbutt Construction. architecturally important buildings in middle Georgia. It literally towers over downtown and can be seen


jobs and enhance economic development in this community.”


­— Governor Nathan Deal

“We are incredibly excited to be a part of the Dublin Community,” said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, GMC President. “They have welcomed us with open arms. This is a true collaboration as we work closely with the Dublin leadership to make this a premier educational facility for the community. We will continue to focus on our mission to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of our students.” Start Here ... in Dublin and ... Go Anywhere! GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE





GMC Launches “Game Changing” Online Dual Enrollment Program In August 2015, GMC launched an online dual enrollment program, bringing the opportunity to earn free college credits directly to the fingertips of qualified high school students. And it’s already a game changer.

For a number of years, dual enrollment programs have been giving high schoolers a leg up on their higher education. Since 2009, juniors and seniors have been able to earn credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree at the same time. This school year, thanks to the state’s new streamlined Move On When Ready (MOWR) program, students can begin taking college courses as early as the ninth grade. Problem was, students either had to go to the college campus for instruction, or the college instructor had to travel to the high school. Transportation and scheduling issues have presented challenges for many, but for students in rural areas, the logistics of dual enrollment have often been total deal breakers. “The vision behind MOWR is to give high school students a fast lane to a low-cost or free college education, with some students even completing an associate’s degree while still in high school,” explains Jody Yearwood, GMC’s Vice President of Information Technology & Enrollment Management and the Executive Director of the Online Campus. “It’s a tremendous offering, but traditional models came with quite a few roadblocks.” Now, GMC’s new Online Campus dual enrollment program offers a complete solution. Here’s how it works: GMC forms partnerships with high schools that identify students and courses to be offered. GMC’s Online Campus staff handles admissions, testing, advising and instruction. “This allows us to create classes and cohorts specifically for each high school,” Jody says. “The high school can then, in turn, offer our classes as part of their daily schedules, with students attending class together in a computer lab, monitored by one of their own teachers. Students take classes in a controlled environment during the school day, with their peers, without ever having to leave high school grounds.” And because GMC’s low tuition falls within the state allotment for funding, parents pay no tuition for their dual enrolled students.



Additionally, GMC Online Campus provides scholarships to cover all fees and also provides all textbooks free of charge, effectively making the program free to participating students and their families. Not surprisingly, the Online Campus program is growing fast and is on pace to be the largest dual enrollment program across all of the GMC campuses. “We already have three school partnerships in place for fall, and the student success has been astounding,” says Jody. “Six more high schools will come on board in January, and partnerships for the spring are already forming. We couldn’t be more excited. Our goal is to make our program available to every high school in Georgia.” At one of those partner schools, Jasper County High School, students are enthusiastically taking advantage of their new educational opportunity. “I’m always pushing them to dream ‘beyond.’ With GMC’s program, they can earn two years of college credit in high school for free, then get their bachelor’s degree with just two more years of college. Or they can stay in college for four years and come out with a master’s degree, if they want to,” says Camille Murner, principal. “This program creates a culture of empowerment and gives students a new voice. Our partnership with GMC can show the entire state that if students are given the right circumstances, they can truly achieve their potential.” For information about GMC’s Online Campus, visit For information about Georgia’s MOWR program, go to Scholarships/Grants_and_Scholarships/MOWR.aspx

Jasper County High School Brings GMC’s Dual Enrollment Program Home Alex Mendoza, a high school junior, remembers exactly where he was the moment his future changed. “I was in band camp–our principal walked in and told us about GMC starting a free online dual enrollment program that any of us could apply for,” he recalls. “Nobody in my family has gone to college, so this was really a big opportunity for me.” Devin Robinson, a sophomore, heard about the dual enrollment program from his mom, who explained how it would allow him to graduate from high school and junior college at the same time, then enter a four-year college as a junior.

Both young men attend Jasper County High, a school of 589 students, where only about 20 percent of graduates attend college. In fact, of the 13,000 residents in this rural middle Georgia county, fewer than half of those 18 and older have graduated from high school; just 13 percent hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. And more than 20 percent of Jasper County residents live below the poverty level.

Delivering Education Where It’s Needed Most “Until now, our students typically didn’t even consider college because it simply wasn’t within reach. And because most of their parents hadn’t gone, they didn’t have the experience to guide them through the process,” says Camille, who became the school’s principal earlier this year. “Traditional dual enrollment programs weren’t feasible for our students because we’re at least 30 minutes from everywhere, and students don’t have transportation to travel that far in the middle of the school day. I wanted to find a way to bring a dual enrollment program to them.” So Camille reached out to GMC, where her own children had attended Prep School and Junior College, and was thrilled to learn the Online Campus was launching a dual enrollment program. “GMC’s dual enrollment program has changed the entire dynamic of our kids. Now, the college prep mindset has trickled down to the ninth graders…the entire student body is talking about where they want to continue their education and the types of careers they want for themselves.”

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setup. Students who are dual enrolled meet in a designated computer classroom during certain class periods to do their college work online. A GMC professor teaches each virtual course, while a Jasper High faculty member monitors the room, helping with everything from subject expertise to technical support to time management. “Many of our families don’t have Internet connections at home, so it’s important we provide classes at school. Our program also lets kids get familiar with the college environment and expectations, but from the comfort and familiarity of their high school,” says Camille. “Once they graduate, they’ll be fully prepared to take this educational carrot and run with it.”

Living the Dream For Devin, that means attending University of Georgia or Georgia Southern, where he wants to pursue a career in business management. Ultimately, he’d like to become an entrepreneur or CEO. Alex’s top college choices are UGA and Georgia Tech, where he’ll likely major in computer science. Both sets of parents are terrifically proud of their high school sons’ college achievements. But for Alex’s parents, who immigrated from Mexico in search of a better life for their family, the implications of Alex’s dual enrollment are especially profound. “When you look at a young person like Alex, who is truly blazing monumental generational change for his family, it’s both a blessing and a burden. But he has taken it on with grace and honor – and we’re all here to help him,” says Camille. “This program is the American Dream. This is it. We’re living it here in Jasper County every day.”

The level of collaboration between Jasper County High School and the Online Campus is immediately evident in the program’s

Alex Mendoza, student; Camille Murner, Principal, Jasper County H.S.; Devin Robinson, student






Meet Katie Morris,

Who Finished High School and College the Same Week By the time Katie Morris finished her sophomore year of high school, she was ready for more. “I wanted more of an academic challenge, more educational independence, freedom in my schedule, and an opportunity to meet people I might fit in with



better,” she says. “When a friend mentioned the idea of dual enrollment, I talked to my guidance counselor, applied and started my junior year of high school as a full-time student at Georgia Military College.”

About GMC’s Dual Enrollment Program To qualify for GMC’s Dual Enrollment Program, high

school students must be at least a sophomore, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and achieve certain scores on the college entrance exam. With approval from parents and their high school counselors, students choose from a menu of GMC course offerings, which the

state pays for, including tuition, fees and books. Each

course counts as both high school credit and college credit. Many students take one course at GMC per semester, but may opt to dual enroll in all of their coursework, as Katie did.

GMC has articulation agreements with 41 colleges and universities, which have agreed to accept all

transfer credits with a grade of C or higher. Further,

GMC professors will teach dual enrollment courses

on location at a high school campus if the school has a minimum number of enrollees. Homeschooled

Katie receiving her diploma from GMC during graduation in May 2015.

students are also eligible for the program.

As word spreads, GMC’s Dual Enrollment program

is quickly expanding. In the 2014 fall term, GMC had

This May, Katie graduated from high school – as the class valedictorian – just five days before graduating from GMC with an Associate Degree in General Studies. It’s exactly this scenario Georgia Governor Nathan Deal envisions for the state’s dual enrollment program, which is now being streamlined via the Move On When Ready Act (SB 132), which Gov. Deal signed into law earlier this year. Typically, high school students take one college course per semester, but Katie opted to take a full course load to get a jumpstart on her career goals. “As a kid, I wanted to be a teacher, then a veterinarian, then a chef…or a cop,” she laughs. “But by the time I got to ninth grade, I knew I wanted to be a chemist. I plan to earn my Ph.D. in chemistry, then work as a researcher to help create pharmaceuticals for people suffering from disease.” At just 18, Katie is already well on her way toward her goal. With a sizable scholarship to attend Mercer University, she plans to graduate early, then move on to grad school. “I’d recommend the dual enrollment program because it’s a good growing experience. The academic work was challenging but not overwhelming. Being in a college environment let me become more independent, and I’m already moving toward my career. Plus, the financial benefits were great for my family,” she says. “I’m definitely happy I did it!”

382 dual enrollment students; for the 2015 fall term, the school had 748.

“It’s a win for everyone. The program is a huge

benefit for students because they get a free college education while still in high school. They also have an opportunity to be surrounded by students who are in school because they want to further their

education, not just meet compulsory high school requirements. It’s also great for the high schools

themselves because they receive credit for students in the Program—it’s great for GMC because it allows

us to bring in more students with all expenses paid,”

says Ralph L. Kauzlarich, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) Executive Director, GMC – Milledgeville Campus. “I

highly recommend dual enrollment for any interested high school student. If you can qualify for the program, it’s ‘game on!’”

For more information about GMC’s Dual Enrollment

Program, go to, or call 478-387-4846.






Analese Bridges (HS’15) is One to Watch At a time when most young adults are just starting to ponder career paths, Analese Bridges, who graduated from Georgia Military Prep School in May, has hers thoroughly mapped out. In August, she began attending Duke University—on a full scholarship—with plans to pursue the law career she set her sights on at age 4. Eventually, Analese would like to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice. “The Court’s recent decision on same-sex marriage and The Affordable Care Act very much fueled my passion for wanting to make decisions on those types of societal change cases,” she says. Of course, Analese realizes she has some time to fill between now and becoming eligible to serve on the country’s highest court. “I’m looking at majoring in public policy, with a concentration in policy journalism, and earning two certificates: one in ethics, the other in politics, philosophy and economics,” she explains. “I want to be very well-rounded in my undergraduate education, which will help me approach societal problems from different angles to find the best possible solutions.” Looking ahead to graduate school, she plans to earn a Juris Doctor (JD) and an MBA, with the intention of practicing intellectual property law or cyber law. “Cyber law is such an open field…it’s so new; there really aren’t a lot of laws yet to serve as jurisdiction over the Internet,” she says. “With the rise of online and social media usage, the law doesn’t have much precedent, and I’d love to be involved in that kind of fundamental decision-making.” Setting precedent and making significant contributions is nothing new to Analese. She was the first cadet

in the prep school’s history to receive the Distinguished Order of Servant Leader with seven oak leaf clusters, recognizing community volunteer work totaling nearly 1,000 hours during her high school years. As the prep school’s rifle team commander during her senior year, Analese led the team through an undefeated season, while also serving as student body president, Co-Founder/ President of Junior American League Auxiliary, president of the school’s National Honor Society and Senior Beta Honor Society, and winning various public speaking competitions. For the past two summers, Analese has worked in Milledgeville’s District Attorney’s office with the Victim’s Advocacy program. This past summer, she also served as the first intern in the GMC Office of College Relations as part of the school’s Executive Leadership Program, which she conceived and presented to GMC’s president for consideration. And she became a junior counselor for Georgia Girl’s State, a national program that studies local, county and state government processes. Analese’s list of impressive accomplishments continues, and, if her track record serves as a personal precedent, it will grow considerably longer through her school and professional years. She credits her Georgia Military Prep School education and myriad extra curricular activities for serving as a springboard to the lofty goals she has set for herself. “Another possible goal is to consider running for elected office, like senator or representative,” she says. “I just want to make sure whatever I do comes full circle to my first love of the law. That’s where my passion lies. I’ve definitely found what I want to do and the type of difference I want to make.”

Analese, top row, attended Girls’ Nation, where she met with President Obama at the White House, Summer 2014.








INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF GMC It’s simple. Higher education opens the door to a better life. But for so many, affordability muddies the picture. Of course, student loans are an option, but a burdensome one at best. In fact, the average four-year college graduate will start his or her professional life saddled with $35,000 in loan debt. Donor-funded student scholarships, on the other hand, decrease the financial burden to our future alumni, while fueling their ability to pursue their passions. Here, meet four GMC supporters whose investment in GMC’s endowed scholarship program will pay dividends for generations to come.

Endowed Scholarship Honors Dr. George L. Echols, Continues Family Legacy of Support Throughout our lives, each of us creates a legacy, a gift of sorts, to those who follow. For the Echols family, a very special legacy winds its way back to Depression-era Georgia Military College, threading steadfastly forward through the years, and is now woven into the enduring fabrics of both the family and the school. In 2015, the Echols family legacy of GMC support added another milestone to its history with the Dr. George L. Echols Scholarship. “I established the scholarship endowment in honor of my father, Dr. George Echols, for his nearly 80-year connection and commitment to GMC. Our entire family is very proud of my father’s lifelong accomplishments and all he’s done for GMC,” said Lee Echols, Vice President of Marketing for Atlanta’s Northside Hospital. “We hope those who know and love my father will consider making a contribution of their own to the scholarship fund.” The scholarship, to be awarded to a rising GMC Prep School freshman, will give financial assistance to a student who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity for a GMC education. “My hope for the Dr. George L. Echols Scholarship is to pay tribute to both my dad and his alma mater by giving future students the opportunity to experience all GMC has to offer.”

— Lee Echols






Establishing a Family Tradition All the while, GMC was never far from the Echols’ hearts. “The school is fundamental to them and something they share with people,” Lee says. “My parents have a passion for GMC’s mission and a deep appreciation for what the school means.” Setting that appreciation in motion, Dr. and Mrs. Echols have contributed both their service and support to GMC over the years. Retired since George and Polly Echols have shared their leadership and generosity with GMC throughout the years. 2006, Dr. Echols is a member of the GMC Foundation and past president of the GMC The Early Years Alumni Association. Polly serves on the GMC Steinway Society Committee, and the couple has provided financial support to Dr. Echols began his own GMC education in the 1930s, when GMC in many areas, including the dedication of a GMC classroom he entered the school as a first grader. It was in the GMC canteen to Polly’s mother and the endowed Echols-Farr Scholarship. where George later met a young Polly Farr, who would eventually become his wife and mother of their four children. Polly’s mother, Bettie Zachary Farr, taught for decades at GMC, so the circle of connections was fittingly complete. After graduating from high school (’48) and junior college (’50) and steeped in the “education, culture, service and community” of GMC , George went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University, followed by three years of military service during the Korean War. Back home, George continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia, launching what would become a thriving 45-year pediatric career in Dr. George L. Echols Augusta and Milledgeville.

The Legacy Continues Clearly, Dr. and Mrs. Echols have inspired their family with a tradition of service. “My parents are very proud of how GMC has positioned itself for the future. And it’s been exciting to see the school through their eyes over the years, as it’s weathered many challenges and circumstances to stay focused on its mission,” says Lee. “My hope for the Dr. George L. Echols Scholarship is to pay tribute to both my dad and his alma mater by giving future students the opportunity to experience all GMC has to offer.” A fitting family legacy, indeed.






GMC-Madison Campus Scholarship Fund

General Caldwell; Leigh Aldhizer, Director, GMC-Madison; Mike Torino

When Leigh Aldhizer and Mike Torino launched the campaign to raise funds for the GMC-Madison campus scholarship fund, they set their hopes high and kept their expectations realistic. Three months later, with donations tallied, they were stunned. “It was overwhelming to see how many people participated and how far we exceeded our goal,” said Leigh, director of the GMC-Madison campus. “It was so exciting and humbling to know the community really believes in what we’re doing. It put me right on cloud nine.”

“We want to help as many people as possible bridge the gap between government-funded aid and the actual cost of their education.”

of her own, dollar-for-dollar, with no cap, as long as we raised the minimum $8,500 required for the other matches,” said Mike. “In just about 90 days, we raised more than $52,000, including all the matching funds – twice the amount needed to establish an endowed scholarship fund. It was a real tribute to this community.”

Many donors said they were especially impressed ­— Leigh Aldhizer, Director, by the school’s mission. “GMC-Madison is the perfect place for a person who wants to try college, GMC-Madison but who doesn’t necessarily want to go away to college, and who doesn’t want to be overburdened financially by The campaign got its start when Leigh asked Mike, an adjunct college. It gives them a perfect place to start pursuing a higher business professor, if he’d invite friends from the Madison area education,” said Mike. “And every one of the scholarship donations business community to a luncheon with GMC leaders to learn will stay right here, to be awarded to Morgan County residents.” more about GMC and the scholarship campaign. More than two dozen attended the event and the campaign was off to a good start. Next, school officials and the campaign’s steering committee fanned out, meeting with local government officials, community organizations, other business leaders and individuals, giving the campaign even more traction. “An anonymous donor heard GMC and the Foundation were offering matching donations up to $12,500 and she offered a match



Leigh said the school plans to award its first scholarships in the spring of 2016. “You hate to see young people, or non-traditional students, saddled with debt coming out of college. We want to help as many people as possible bridge the gap between governmentfunded aid and the actual cost of their education. Thanks to the generosity of our community, these funds will go a long way toward that goal!”




Sikes Brothers Scholarship Honors History of Excellence Charles D. “C.D.” Sikes (HS ’65, JC ’67) didn’t major in history, nor did he make it his career. But his deep appreciation for “who we were and who we are” has certainly guided the arc of his own journey – and the lives of many he’ll touch in the future. Charles’ journey winds back to the small town of Metter, Ga., about 20 miles east of Statesboro, where he and older brother Don grew up. After World War II, their father and uncle established a machine and fabricating company in Metter, while their mother held various clerical positions. When Don, Charles and several cousins reached late high school, their parents enrolled them as boarders at Georgia Military Prep School, a decision that would prove pivotal for all.

Conner Deen (HS ‘15), the first scholarship recipient, and C. D. Sikes (HS ’65, JC ’67)

“My family placed great faith in GMC; they knew it offered the solid foundation they wanted for us,” said Charles. “Through the years, my brother, cousins and I realized our parents, part of ‘The Greatest Generation,’ made significant sacrifices to give us the quality and disciplined education GMC provided.” It was a sacrifice that would yield immeasurable rewards. Don said he “enjoyed the school’s disciplined environment” and credits GMC as the gateway to his future endeavors. Charles certainly agreed. “While I’ve had many mentors and role models throughout my life, the GMC administration, teachers, ROTC leaders and classmates were among the most important. They gave me the discipline, focus and structure I needed during those pivotal years,” said Charles. “Other than my parents and immediate family, GMC has been most influential in my life.” Even as a young student, Charles was keenly aware of those influences. “I’ve always had an appreciation for history, and I remember sitting in class in the Old Capitol Building, absorbing the historical significance of what had come before. Being in a uniform at a youthful age…being exposed to young men from across the Southeast and several who’d fled Cuba…all of it influenced my career choices and any accomplishments I’ve had.” His accomplishments, as well as Don’s, have been many. After graduating from GMC, Don earned an accounting degree from the University of Georgia and pursued a successful career with HuntWesson Foods in Savannah, Ga. Meanwhile, as a GMC senior, Charles served as battalion commander of one of the largest cadet

battalions in GMC history. More than four decades later, Charles is a Vietnam veteran (’69-’70) living in Statesboro, where he retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (’71-2001) and the Army National Guard (’69-’97). He is a graduate of Georgia College (now GCSU), Georgia Southern University, the FBI National Academy program and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School. This year, Charles began a new chapter in the lives of both his family and GMC, again drawing on valuable life lessons. “At my high school graduation, I unexpectedly received a $100 scholarship for good citizenship and respect for authority,” he said. “That little scholarship meant a lot to me and I always wanted to provide that recognition for someone else.” This spring, he established The Sikes Brothers Scholarship in honor of his brother and cousins, to be given annually to a graduating Georgia Military Prep School senior planning to attend the junior college. Award criteria draw from Charles’ own scholarship: “A student who has exhibited in his relations with fellow students and the faculty strong moral and ethical conduct, and who is outstanding in the display of respect for his superiors and recognized authority.” Don said his brother’s forethought and generosity mean a great deal. “It’s truly an honor to be included in the scholarship and rewarding to know how much it’ll help future students,” he said. “I’m very proud to be involved in keeping the GMC tradition going forward, just as others have done in the past.” Thanks to the endowment funding, GMC can award The Sikes Brothers Scholarship in perpetuity, a true example of paying forward gifts from the past. GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE


GMC Prep School Makes 2015 A Year to Remember! For the GMC Prep School – and its 549 students in 6th through 12th grades – 2015 was a year of major milestones. Here are just a few: Renewal of the school’s distinction of accreditation by AdvancED for another five-year term, extending accreditation to 90 continuous years.

Expanded Opportunities

Another area of accomplishment is GMC’s strategic commitment to

State Championship Title: VARSITY SOFTBALL

State Championship Title: VARSITY GIRLS’ TRACK

State Championship Title: LITERARY TEAM

“expanded opportunities,” a series of initiatives that put students on track for success from the time they enroll, as early as sixth grade. In 2015, those expanded opportunities included: • Chartering a chapter of the American Legion Junior Auxiliary, with students volunteering for community service as part of the largest women’s patriotic service organizations in the world. • Establishing a Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, which engages students in monthly Leader Labs, where they learn leadership skills to create student-led Community Impact Projects. • Establishing a baccalaureate service to honor graduating seniors. • Creating a school-wide project in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.

State Championship Title: RAIDER TEAM

Students in the dual enrollment program: completing 225 college courses

Highest AP test results in school’s history

Largest student body, with largest 6th grade class in history

Prep students exceeded state and national averages on both the SAT and ACT college entrance exams 27 seniors were awarded academic scholarships totaling $2.4 million 10 students earned athletic scholarships in football, basketball, softball and track at their chosen college



“Giving back to the community, learning leadership skills, working collaboratively, honoring the past…all of these opportunities help students build both the skills and compassion that will make them well-rounded adults,” said Pam Grant, principal. “Students have been very enthusiastic about these expanded opportunities and we look forward to seeing their projects bear even more fruit in the years ahead.”

Prep School Scholarships

Recognizing that many families need financial assistance for their children to attend the Prep School, GMC offers a number of support programs. For academic year 2015-16, the GMC Presidential scholarship will provide more than $193,000 in scholarship awards to 228

applicants (40 percent of the projected student body of 560). Meanwhile, the GMC Foundation awarded more than $67,000 in scholarships to 36 students for next school year. GMC also provides tuition discounts to employees who have children attending the school (totaling more than $169,000 for 2015-16), as well as discounts to families with multiple children attending GMC (totaling more than $56,000 for 2015-16). “In 2015, the combined total of our scholarships and assistance to families is more than $485,000,” said Pam. “Thanks in large part to our generous donors, hundreds of students are afforded the wonderful opportunity of a Prep School education.”

The Senior Class

As members of the Prep School class of 2015 bid the school a fond farewell in May, they had plenty of reasons to celebrate. Their impressive accomplishments – including record scholarship offerings – are well positioned to carry them toward bright futures. With a high school graduation rate of 100 percent, nearly all 2015 class members plan to attend the college of their choice, including UGA, Georgia Tech, and other Georgia regent schools, as well as Mercer, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Duke University, and many others. GMC historical data show 80 percent of them will earn at least an undergraduate degree, and possibly an advanced degree, within six years of their high school graduation. “I’m extremely proud of all our graduating seniors, and I’m especially pleased to see so many being rewarded for their academic and athletic achievements,” said Pam. “Our senior class is truly notable for their outstanding accomplishments; it’ll be such a pleasure to see where their journeys take them.”

G EO R G I A M I L I TA RY CO L L EG E ACCO LAD ES: ____________________________________

O U R STU DEN TS : _______________________________

• 9th Best Community College—CNN Money • 9th Fastest Growing Community—Community College Week College • Top 100 Associate Degree Producers—Community College Week (August 2014) • Top 100 (33rd) for number of Associate degrees awarded to African-American students—Community College Week • 12th Best Community College—Washington Monthly • 14th Best Community College—The Best Schools • Top 25 Best Community Colleges— • 2014 Nominee Best Value College—BestValueColleges© • National Champions 2014 National Junior College Ethics Bowl • Designated each GMC campus a 2015 “Military Friendly School”—Victory Media • 2015 Best Value School Awardee—University Research & Review

• • • •

F O UN D E D : _______________________________________ • Established by the Georgia General Assembly at Milledgeville, Ga., on Oct. 14, 1879 • First classes began on Jan. 19, 1880 • Named changed to Georgia Military College on Dec. 17, 1900

I D E N TITY: ________________________________________ • • • •

Accredited public-independent liberal arts two-year college Twelve college campuses located throughout Georgia College online campus that serves more than 1,000 online students A residential, college-level, U.S. Army Senior ROTC program serving 254 students • The Military Junior College of Georgia and one of only five Military Junior Colleges in the nation • Selected college students become U.S. Army commissioned officers in two years

C H A RACTE R D EVELO PMENT: ______________ • Emphasize community service and recognize 100 hours with the Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader medal and certificate; 441 awards presented since 2002. • Ethics integrated throughout college and preparatory school courses of study • Character programs focus on critical thinking, character development, civic duty and student success • Student organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, promote character development • GMC is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

12,438 students enrolled for academic year 2014-2015 42 states and nine nations represented in 2014-2015 56 percent minority enrollment 1,410 graduates in the Class of 2015, with 1,478 degrees awarded

CO L L EG E ACADEM I C S : _______________________ • Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees, with 25 Associate Degree Program Concentrations • Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Business Management and Supervision and Management began Fall 2015 at the Augusta and Online campuses • Course transfer agreements with 41 colleges and universities, 32 of which provide GMC graduates with a guaranteed admission • Free tutoring • Average class size: 16 students

CO L L EG E ADM I S S I O N S : _____________________ • No out-of-state tuition • Open admissions = Only a high school diploma or GED is required for admission • Highly successful learning support (remedial) programs in English, writing, and arithmetic • Vast array of college-driven scholarship programs • Approximately 85 percent of students receive financial aid

CO L L EG E ATH L ETI CS : ________________________ • Women’s Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross-Country, Golf; Co-ed Riflery • National Champions 2015, 2014 and 2013, National Rifle Association, ROTC Division • National Champions NJCAA Football 2001; runner-up 2013, 2005, and 2002 • Three Players named to the 2014 NJCAA All-American Football Team & three Junior College Football alumni selected in the 2015 NFL



New Executive Leadership Program Offers Internships to Prep School Grads It started with a simple what if? from a Prep School student. What if GMC “employed a recent Prep School student as an intern…maybe as an inaugural event,” Analese Bridges (’15) wrote in an email to President Caldwell, back in the spring. “Wonderful idea!” he wrote back. And with that, the GMC Executive Leadership Program (ELP) was born. With the program’s details fleshed out, GMC launched the ELP in June. “The objective is to give recent Prep School grads an opportunity to work a paid internship under the structure and guidance of GMC senior managers. During their eight weeks, we immerse them in the GMC culture, with a 360 degree view of the how the organization operates on a daily basis,” explained Jill Robbins, Vice President, Human Resources, who spearheaded development of the ELP and oversees the program. “This year, we extended offers to three new grads for internship placement in the Resource Management Office, Office of College Relations and the Athletics department.” Interns began their work with a comprehensive, two-day, onboarding session with Human Resources, then headed to work in their respective departments. Director of Staff, Jeannie Zipperer, met with interns weekly to gather feedback and continue to build out the program’s structure. “These interns hit it out of the park!” Jill said. “We treated them like adults, and they certainly responded as professionals. Each did a tremendous job.”

accounts payable and collections, Melanie had full exposure to the school’s business operations. Meanwhile, Connor Deen, who interned in the Athletics Department, was exposed to the area of sports management and sports medicine, and became involved with GMC sports camps, inventories, administrative work and a host of other related responsibilities. With just one summer under its belt, the ELP has already proven to be a win-win. Interns benefit from valuable work experience, job knowledge, networking opportunities and job search support. Meanwhile, GMC gains more than a summertime influx of sharp minds and helping hands. With each group of interns, we’ll have more graduates who are invested in the school and will likely be enthusiastic about helping us stay connected with our younger alumni. Looking ahead, GMC plans to double the number of ELP internships in 2016, with a program rollout in January. “Once word about the internship got out internally, several of our other department heads started wondering what if they had an intern, too,” said Jill. “So next summer, the program will be that much richer…and we can’t wait, because we love our ELP interns!”

During her internship in the Office of College Relations, Analese worked on development campaigns, alumni communications and community relations programs. To help GMC build stronger connections with recent grads, Analese created the Give Me 5 campaign, complete with an engaging website that encourages young Prep School alumni to donate $5 to their alma mater. Intern Melanie Beadles rotated through various functions in the business office, gaining a wealth of experience in that area of the organization. From budgeting and financial aid to


President Caldwell, Analese Bridges, Connor Deen, Melanie Beadles and Jeannie Zipperer


STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION ______________________________ Georgia Military College Foundation, Inc |

JUNE 30, 2015


____________________________________________________________________________________ Cash Investments Promises to give Accounts receivable Rental property and equipment, net Land held for investment Total assets

406,041 12,305,724 184,116 1,089 76,063 100,208


LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities Note payable

Total liabilities



Net assets Unrestricted Undesignated Board designated for endowment Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted

269,973 3,566,039 3,292,978 5,902,163

Total net assets


Total liabilities and net assets


STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES ______________________________ Georgia Military College Foundation, Inc | REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT


Contributions Investments income Rent income Other income Net assets released from restrictions Satisfaction of program restrictions Total assets

322,689 132,842 11,100 2,938 995,292 1,464,861

JUNE 30, 2015

Temporarily restricted

Permanently restricted


____________________________________________________________________________________ 579,797 333,000 - - (995,292) (82,495)

578,212 - - -

1,480,698 465,842 11,100 2,938


- 1,960,578


____________________________________________________________________________________ Educational activities General and administrative Fundraising Allocation to Georgia Military College Total expenses Change in Net Assets Net Assets, Beginning Net Assets, Ending


373,735 376,106 2,700 208,009 960,550

- - - - -

- - - -

373,735 376,106 11,100 208,009 960,550













5,902,163 $







Samantha Bradley, Gary Rowe, Jenny Rowe, Lisa Rowe Bradley, Alexandra Bradley

Wright-Rowe Band Scholarship Honors Timeless Father-Daughter Bond Jenny Wright Rowe has never had the chance to give her father a birthday present or Father’s Day card. She’s never felt the warmth of his hug or even heard the sound of his voice.

While his service and war deployment prevented them from meeting, before his death, he knew that his youngest daughter, Jenny, had been born. Jenny has never met the man who looked so much like her and whose passion for music is reflected in her own heart. But this year, she and her husband, Dudley Rowe, paid a meaningful and lasting tribe to the man who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. And thanks to Jenny and Dudley’s



generosity, the Wright-Rowe Endowed Scholarship will fund, in perpetuity, the repair or purchase of band instruments for Georgia Military College Prep School students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate. The scholarship strikes a particularly poignant note in the story of a young soldier, gone, but not forgotten.

Connection to the Past Rodney Wright was just 26 at the start of World Word II when he volunteered for service in the British Army, first in France, later in Asia. “I was born nine months after he was deployed to Singapore, where he was captured by the Japanese and held as a prisoner,” explained Jenny. From there, he was taken to join the thousands of other prisoners working on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. The aim of the project was to improve




communications with the large Japanese army there. During construction of the 263-mile railway, some 13,000 prisoners of war died…30-year-old Rodney was one of them. He is buried in a military cemetery in Burma. “My mother was a widow for three years before she had word of his death from the Army,” said Jenny. “But she was a strong, careerminded school teacher who did an extraordinary job of raising two children on her own during such a difficult time.”

A Passion for Music While sad circumstances kept father and daughter from knowing each other, there’s no denying their shared passion for music continues to connect Jenny with her father. “From the age of 8 until well into his 20s, my father played in the Indian Queens brass band, started in 1856 in Cornwall by one of my ancestors. In fact, it’s a band that continues to participate in competitions to this day,” Jenny explained. “My dad was truly a lover of brass bands and military bands.” Despite Rodney’s death, music filled the Wright home. “My mother was the band pianist, regularly taking me along to concerts,” Jenny added. “I also had voice training, and music was something we were all exposed to in school. It was just part of our lives.” Today, music remains a great source of enjoyment for Jenny, who has shared her passion with Dudley, as well as their two children and grandchildren, Alexandra and Samantha Bradley, who attend GMC Prep School. “Music is a great alternative for children who don’t want to pursue sports,” she pointed out. “It underscores development of character and social skills, helps with school performance and gives you something you’ll have your whole life.”

y. service in the British Arm Rodney Wright during his

Now, through the scholarship, that passion for music will continue to grow, even among those who couldn’t otherwise afford to pursue it. “Jenny’s father gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and we wanted to do something to honor him,” said Dudley. “By supporting the Prep School band in this way, we’re honoring both Rodney’s love of country and of music.”






Proven Leadership

GMC FOUNDATION E XECU TIVE COMMITTEE Front (L-R) John Ferguson, 1st Vice-Chairman/Development Chairman; Dudley Rowe, Chairman; William B. Caldwell IV, GMC President;

Back (L-R) John Williamson, 2nd Vice-Chairman; Mike Couch, Real Property Chairman; Merritt Massey, Rules and Nominations Chairman;

Mark A. Strom, SPHR, Senior Vice President for College Relations, Executive Director of GMC Foundation; David Grant, Secretary/Treasurer; not pictured, Patricia Thompson, Development Committee

Endowing Values Your personal values are literally endowed when you create and fund a named endowment with the Georgia Military College Foundation. This is so much more than endowing a program, facilities or even part of our operational budget. Your commitment to our mission and ideas will be carried into the future at Georgia Military College for generations through your endowment fund. Consider for a moment your grandchildren and their children. Family members in distant future generations will not have known you, though they will know something important about you through the endowment. Imagine the effect this will have on your family. They will have an insight into your generosity, your values, and it could influence



them to add to your endowment or perhaps create one of their own. Endowments convey values in powerful ways. An endowment doesn’t necessarily require a lump-sum gift or even a large sum of money. Some may be surprised to learn that an endowment can get started right away, build up over time or even receive your ultimate gift through your estate. We work to help you set reasonable objectives for your endowment and to make it convenient, always. Many generous donors use endowments as tools to pass their values on to future generations. You can find out more about endowments at to Give/Types of Gifts/Gifts That Make an Impact After Your Lifetime/Endowed Gifts.




Endowed Funds The Georgia Military College Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of donors to the following funds that are either building toward endowment or fully endowed, with individual market values of $25,000 to more than $1.5 million each.

An endowed fund represents a “perpetual gift.” Income from the invested fund is used to fulfill the intended purpose, and any income in excess of the award is returned to the principal to grow the fund.

An investment of $25,000 will establish an endowed fund and may be completed over a five-year period.


GMC-Multi-Campus Scholarship GMC-Online Scholarship GMC-Sandersville Scholarship GMC-Stone Mountain Scholarship GMC-Valdosta Scholarship GMC-Warner Robins Scholarship Abe and Celia Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Jacob L. and Maxine S. Goldstein Scholarship Bill and Ruth Hartman Athletic Fund CPT Jeremy Haynes Scholarship Edgar Jackson Scholarship Colonel William M. Kemp Scholarship Senator Culver and Mrs. Tillie Kidd Scholarship Olin B. King Scholarship John Thomas “Sonny” King Memorial Scholarship Lonnie E. Martin Scholarship Lockstep Technology Scholarship Chad Mercer Scholarship Military Endowment Helen Moore Memorial Scholarship Robert Nunn Scholarship Old Capital Triathlon Scholarship Ruth Sims Page/Alma Sims Adams Athletic Scholarship President’s Scholarship Custis N. Proctor Memorial Scholarship BG Curt Alan Rauhut Scholarship John Stephen Robertson Scholarship William E. Robinson IV Memorial Scholarship Allen and Martha Shealy Scholarship John A. Sibley Scholarship Sikes Brothers Scholarship

Michael Stokely Scholarship Strom-Tetrick Scholarship CPT Ibrahim Tantawi Scholarship Tommy Thompson Athletic Fund Walter Troutman Academic Scholarship Walter Troutman Football Scholarship W.J. Usery Jr. Scholarship Fund Major Herschel Walden Scholarship Larry J. Wheat Football Scholarship Charles Whitfield Scholarship Bert Williams Athletic Scholarship John and Gene Williamson Scholarship Wright-Rowe Band Endowment

Academic Scholarship Endowment MGen William P. Acker Scholarship Alumni Scholarship (1879 Circle of Friends) Athletic Scholarship Fund Ophelia Moore Bell Scholarship Board of Trustees Scholarship Bug House-Prosperi Scholarship Butts-Cordell Education Fund Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell III Memorial Scholarship Howard H. “Bo” Callaway Scholarship John Bulow Campbell Scholarship Bessie Moran Chandler Scholarship Class of 2014 Scholarship Class of 2015 Scholarship Class of 2016 Scholarship Lew Cordell Scholarship William R. “Bill” Craig Scholarship Frank C. and Dorothy K. Davis Scholarship Dr. George L. Echols Scholarship Bettie Zachary Farr Scholarship Charlotte M. and Albert F. Gandy Scholarship Georgia Power Scholarship GMC ’73 Scholarship GMC-Augusta Scholarship GMC-Columbus Scholarship GMC-Dublin Scholarship GMC-Fairburn Scholarship GMC-Fayetteville Scholarship GMC-Madison Scholarship GMC-Milledgeville Scholarship

Italics indicate funds that have not yet reached endowment level.

AWARDS and PROGRAMS Peter J. Boylan Endowment for Ethics Build One Another Up Endowment Charles W. and Virginia B. Ennis Fund E.J. Grassmann Scientific Endowment Charles B. Hodges Jr. Library Book Fund HS Class of 1953 Award Fund Harold and Brenda Mason Golf Fund Moore Family Fund for Faculty Enrichment Prep School Performing Arts Endowment President’s Endowment for Excellency Ruark Athletic Endowment Science Endowment Alan B. Sibley Library Chair Nettie Whitaker Cone Sibley Library Fund W.J. Usery Jr. Award Fund GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Randall A. New, Chairman Mr. George Hogan Sr., Vice Chairman Honorable Gary L. Thrower Rev. Tony Fraley


Mr. Alberto C. Martinez Jr. Ms. Doris Renfroe Mr. Ken Vance Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, USA (Ret.) Ex-Officio Member

Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, USA (Ret.)

PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP TEAM BG Curt Rauhut, USA (Ret.), Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Dr. Mike Holmes, Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer; Dean of Faculty Mr. Mark Strom, SPHR, Senior Vice President and Chief College Relations Officer; Executive Director of the GMC Foundation Mr. Jim Watkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer COL Fred Van Horn, USA (Ret.), Special Assistant to the President for Accredidation Dr. Jeannie Zipperer, Director of Staff

VICE PRESIDENTS AND SENIOR STAFF Ms. Jill Robbins, Vice President for Human Resources Mr. Jody Yearwood, Vice President for Information Technology and Online Campus Mr. Bert Williams, Junior College Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Mr. Jeff Gray, Vice President for Engineering Services COL Pamela H. Grant, Principal of Preparatory School COL Patrick J. Beer, USA (Ret.), Commandant of Cadets and Dean of Students Dr. Susan Issac, Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness LTC Thomas Nelson, Professor of Military Science

CAMPUS DIRECTORS Ms. Shana Reid, Executive Director, Augusta Campus Mr. Ted Ramsdell, Executive Director, Warner Robins Campus Ms. Leslie Hafer, Executive Director, Valdosta Campus Mr. Archie Bouie II, Executive Director, Fairburn Campus BG Scott Donahue, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, Fayetteville Campus Ms. Holly Arnold, Executive Director, Columbus Campus COL Ralph Kauzlarich, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, Milledgeville Campus ________________________ Ms. Leigh Aldhizer, Extension Center Director, Madison Campus Ms. Janis Anderson, Extension Center Director, Stone Mountain Ms. Priscilla Smith, Extension Center Director, Dublin Campus COL Yancey Walker, USAF (Ret.), Extension Center Director, Sandersville Campus

GMC FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mr. Dudley Rowe, Chairman Mr. John Ferguson, 1st Vice-Chairman/Development Chairman Mr. John Williamson, 2nd Vice-Chairman Mr. David Grant, Secretary-Treasurer Mr. Merritt Massey, Rules and Nominations Chairman Mr. Mike Couch, Real Property Chairman Ms. Patricia Thompson, Development Committee Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, GMC President Mr. Mark Strom, SPHR, Executive Director, Interim Finance Chair



Ms. Shannon New, HS ’75, JC ’76, President Mr. Joe Mobley, HS ’63, JC ’65, President-Elect Ms. Merel J. Harrison, HS ’73, JC ’74, Past President Mr. Ed Robinson, HS ’59, JC ’61, Vice President Ms. Suzanne Martin Ratliff, HS ’89, Secretary/Treasurer Ms. Earlene H. Hamilton, Alumni Development Coordinator PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2014-2015

The President’s Vision Statement In its Vision 2029, GMC will be a nationally recognized leader providing a character-based higher education, improving students’ personal well-being and giving hope for a brighter future. The vision is achieved by being accessible to any student desiring a character-based college level education, being the best two-year college in the state of Georgia and among the top five in the nation, being nationally recognized as a “best value” college, being recognized as a military friendly school, being nationally recognized in the top 10 fastest growing community colleges, being nationally recognized as a leader in the innovation and delivery of individual learning support services, being nationally recognized as a leader in the innovation of programs, and by increasing scholarship endowments to make education affordable.

The Mission Statement The mission of Georgia Military College (GMC) is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students, regardless of location or method of delivery. Junior college students are offered a liberal arts-based, two-year undergraduate curriculum designed to support student attainment of an associate’s degree and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students with an associate of applied science degree are offered a curriculum designed to support student attainment of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. For selected college students who enroll in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and for preparatory school students in the Junior ROTC program, GMC includes a military training and education component.



PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF NET POSITION __________________________________ Georgia Military College |

JUNE 30, 2015

ASSETS ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Current Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents 8,348,242.80 Accounts Receivable, Net Federal Financial Assistance 551,591.88 Other 4,767,087.56 Prepaid Items 6,446.21 Inventories 1,629,272.53 Total Current Assets 15,302,640.98 Noncurrent Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents 35,737.69 Investments 1,427,149.50 Capital Assets, Net 71,472,834.11 Total Noncurrent Assets 72,935,721.30

Total Assets


Deferred Outflows of Resources

Related to Defined Benefit Pension Plan


LIABILITIES ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Current Liabilities Salaries Payable 835,668.44 Accounts Payable 1,113,211.84 Deferred Revenue 3,211,148.28 Funds Held for Others 131,772.03 Capital Leases 53,161.35 Compensated Absences 551,027.47 Notes Payable 217,895.64 Total Current Liabilities 6,113,885.05 Noncurrent Liabilities Capital Leases 46,111.35 Net Pension Liability 22,751,589.00* Notes Payable 3,014,223.57

Total Noncurrent Liabilities


Total Liabilities


Deferred Inflows of Resources Related to Defined Benefit Pension Plan 7,912,841.00*

NET ASSETS ____________________________________________________________________________ Invested in Capital Assets, Net of Related Debt Restricted Nonexpendable Unrestricted

1,462,887.19 (17,521,634.14)*


Total Net Position

* indicates changes in presentation due to implementation of GASB 68 Complete audit reports are available at




PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF REVENUES EXPENSES AND CHANGES IN NET POSITION ________________________________________________ Georgia Military College |

JUNE 30, 2015



Student Tuition and Fees 48,646,164.91 Less Scholarship Allowances (19,898,707.38) Grants and Contracts Federal 4,653,616.00 State 6,734,999.62 Other 576,839.35 Auxiliary Enterprises Housing 785,910.00 Bookstore 3,862,773.61 Food Service 1,882,985.76 Athletics 83,450.62 Other Operating Revenues 673,699.56

Total Operating Revenues


OPERATING EXPENSES _______________________________________________________________________ Salaries Faculty 12,151,342.80 Staff 14,031,588.31 Employee Benefits 6,239,003.75 Travel 233,124.32 Scholarships and Fellowships 11,230,509.73 Utilities 1,893,119.59 Supplies and Other Services 17,507,337.67 Depreciation 2,806,324.75 Total Operating Expenses 66,092,350.92 Operating Income (Loss) (18,090,618.87)



Grants and Contracts Federal 19,606,564.01 Gifts 751,474.82 Interest and Other Investment income (19,613.58) Interest Expense (Capital Assets) (155,781.19) Other Nonoperating Revenues 386,416.74 Other Nonoperating Expenses (567,496.35) Net Nonoperating Revenues 20,001,564.45 Income Before Other Revenues, Expenses, Gains, or Loss 1,910,945.58


_______________________________________________________________________ Capital Grants and Gifts State 5,862,168.61

Total Capital Contributions

Increase/(Decrease) in Net Assets 7,773,114.19


Net Position - Beginning of Year 71,995,121.06 Prior Year Adjustments Net Position - Beginning of Year, Restated



Net Position - End of Year








Earlier in this report, in the Message from the President, General Caldwell described Georgia Military College as a “School of Opportunity” and what that means. As a “School of Opportunity,” Georgia Military College is remaining ever true to its mission of producing educated citizens and contributing members of society. With a world that seems increasingly in turmoil, I am proud of the anchor that is Georgia Military College and for the President’s vision of GMC becoming a nationally recognized leader in character-based education, while providing our students with hope for a brighter future. This time last year, I reported on the journey we were undertaking as a Foundation to support Vision 2029 and the sesquicentennial of the college. The focus of this journey was and remains endowment growth to increase support for the students that GMC serves. This year, I’m pleased to report that through the generosity of our donors, we have continued to set records, open doors and uplift GMC students across the state. In fact, 201415 marked our biggest fundraising year yet (excluding capital campaigns), with $1,390,668 raised in donations. Due to your efforts, we have an impressive list of accomplishments to share. Here are just a few:

• The endowment grew by almost 9 percent to $14,146,113.89 • Scholarship dollars awarded increased year over year by 50 percent from $187,904 to $281,956 • Growth in the number of endowed scholarships continued, rising to 89 (a 117 percent increase in the last two years) • The number of students receiving a scholarship award rose by 8.5 percent • Along with growth in the number of students receiving a scholarship, the average scholarship award was $2,269, up 25 percent over the prior fiscal year

Talk about providing our students with hope for a brighter future! As we look ahead, we’ll continue to support the school’s strategic plan, which calls on us to continue to grow our endowed scholarship funds, all while pursuing a strategy aimed toward Student Success. Toward that end, we’re planning a capital campaign to help carry the school toward our 150th anniversary in 2029 and well beyond. As always, we’ll fortify these expanded educational opportunities by emphasizing character development in everything we do. As we turn the corner and head into the second half of the current school year, I hope we can count on your continued support. As always, I’m especially grateful for your dedication and generosity. Thank you for all you do for GMC. And so the journey continues…



OUR FUNDS and DONORS Honor Roll 2014-2015

LIFETIME GIVING Lifetime Giving Societies honor an exceptional group of donors who have earned a place of distinction through their commitment to Georgia Military College’s vital need for private support. It is the singular goal of lifetime giving societies to recognize in a meaningful way these donors whose generosity advances the college’s mission. The totals include all gifts received by the GMC Foundation, including documented, irrevocable planned gifts.


$1,000,000 and above

Dr. and Mrs. James E. Baugh The Honorable E. Culver Kidd III Mr. Walter C. Troutman The Honorable and Mrs. W. J. Usery Jr. Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.


$250,000 and above Mr. Lew Cordell Lettie Pate Evans Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Goldstein The Usery Foundation



Mr. and Mrs. Goodloe H. Yancey III

Anonymous Maxa O. Carr, The Estate of Dr. and Mrs. John H. Ferguson Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. E.J. Grassmann Trust Mr. William K. Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keber Olin B. King Foundation Mr. Parnell Ruark Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stern Thiele Kaolin Company Mr. and Mrs. Ken Wheat Mr. John T. Williamson Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.


$100,000 and above


$50,000 and above

The Honorable and Mrs. Powell A. Moore Mr. and Mrs. William D. Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Moss Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Dr. John S. Robertson Mr. Edward L. Sibilsky Jr. Winsotn and Alan Sibley Mr. and Mrs. Winston H. Sibley Mr. and Mrs. William A. Stembridge SunTrust Bank, Middle GA, N.A. T & S Hardwoods, Inc. Mrs. Betty Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Russ E. Walden

Dr. Wilbur Baugh Century Bank and Trust Dr. and Mrs. George L. Echols Mrs. Alice Bell Fraser Mrs. and Mr. O. T. Fulghum Jr. Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Goldstein Imerys Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Mason Sr. Milliken & Company COL and Mrs. Eugene A. Moore, USAF (Ret.)

HONOR ROLL of DONORS Georgia Military College gratefully honors the generous support of alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff members, and corporate and foundation partners who made gifts to the GMC Foundation in fiscal year 2014-2015, from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Their philanthropic commitment helps sustain GMC’s position among the premier two-year colleges in the nation.

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Membership in the President’s Circle is extended to those who make a gift of $1,500 or more annually to the GMC Foundation.

commitment to the school’s vital need for private support. It is the singular goal of the President’s Circle to recognize those donors whose remarkable generosity enhances the school’s mission.

The President’s Circle is comprised of an exceptional group of donors who have earned a place of distinction through their

Members are guests of the president of Georgia Military College at an annual dinner in their honor.


MG and Mrs. Peter J. Boylan, USA (Ret.)


The Honorable E. Culver Kidd III ($5,000-$9,999) The Usery Foundation Ayco Charitable Foundation Century Bank and Trust Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Duke Mr. and Mrs. John T. Fickett GMC Warner Robins Campus ($25,000-$49,999) Mrs. Renee K. Johnson The Honorable and Mrs. Powell Dr. and Mrs. George L. Echols A. Moore Georgia Power Company Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Lockstep Technology Group Mark and Julie Strom BG and Mrs. Curt Alan Rauhut, USA (Ret.) SEI Private Trust Company COL and Mrs. Charles D. Sikes Mr. and Mrs. Clinton E. Thompson ($10,000-$24,999) Mr. and Mrs. Goodloe H. Yancey III Mrs. Beegee Baugh Bradley - Turner Foundation LtGen and Mrs. William B. Caldwell IV, USA (Ret.) Community Foundation of Central ($1,000-$4,999) Georgia, Inc. MG and Mrs. William P. Acker E.J. Grassmann Trust Mr. and Mrs. Brian Aycock Mr. and Mrs. Lee Echols MAJ and Mrs. Marion C. Baggett, Frances Wood Wilson USAR (Ret.) Foundation, Inc. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Dr. Kenneth J. Marks and LTC and Mrs. Franklin Baugh Mr. Steven C. Rogers LTC and Mrs. Patrick Beer, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Moss USA (Ret.) Olin B. King Foundation Bert Williams Camps and Dudley and Jenny Rowe Combines W.L. Amos Sr. Foundation, Inc. Billings Realty Investments, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Ken Wheat




Dr. and Mrs. Marek Bozdech Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm S. Burgess Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Callaway Capital City Bank Group Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Francis W. Chandler Jr. Dr. and Mrs. George Coletti Mike Couch and Sherri Malone Dr. Audrey S. Crumbley Drs. Robert and Anne Culberson Mr. Charles R. Cummings Mrs. Adria Douglas Mr. and Mrs. William B. Dunlop Ms. Betty Jo Dunn Eubanks Landscaping & Construction, Inc. Exchange Bank of Milledgeville LTC and Mrs. Marvin R. Farmer Dr. and Mrs. John H. Ferguson LTC William C. Ferguson, USA (Ret.) Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fraser Mrs. Emily Garner Gerald Grimes Plumbing, Inc. Global Vending Solutions, LLC Mr. David B. Glover GMC Augusta Campus GMC Bulldog Club GMC High School/Middle School GMC JC Cadets GMC Prep School Class of 2015 GMC Valdosta Campus Mrs. Maxine Goldstein Mr. Joe and COL Pam Grant

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gray Mrs. Judy Lacksen Greer Mr. William R. Gunn Mr. J. E. Hall Dr. and Mrs. John F. Harrington Jr., D.D.S. Hart Real Estate Services Ms. Inez Hawkins Ms. William M. Headley Dr. and Mrs. Mike Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Jack Joris LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, USA (Ret.) Mrs. Christine D. Lambert David and Sheila Lewis Mannington Mills, Inc. Harold and Brenda Mason Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Massey BG and Mrs. Richard L. McCabe, USA (Ret.) Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. McMillan III Melder Construction, Inc. Mr. Mechelen Melder Micro Technology Consultants, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Mixon Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Mobley Mrs. Eugene A. Moore Moores Funeral Home Morgan County Ministers Union Mr. Felix C. Moring Mr. Joel J. Moring Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Davidson Morrison Mr. and Mrs. William G. Neely Dr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Neligan Mr. and Mrs. B. L. New Ms. Shannon New-Diaz



LtGen and Mrs. Max Noah Mr. Robert Nunn Dr. Carol S. O’Dell Lockstep Technology Group LTC and Mrs. Mike Perez Mr. and Mrs. Ben Plexico Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Prosperi Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pursley Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Ramsay Jr. Dr. Ramona G. Rice Dr. and Mrs. Seth Rion Scott Roberts Ms. Karen Rowell Saint James Catholic Church Men’s Club Mr. Dewey D. Schade Jane Simpson David and CC Sinclair Ted S. and Joni C. Smith Dr. and Mrs. James F. Strickland Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James L. Strom The Episcopal Church of the Advent The Peyton Anderson Foundation The Silas Agency Mr. and Mrs. Ike Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence N. Thompson III COL and Mrs. John C. Thornton The Honorable and Mrs. Gary L. Thrower Mr. and Mrs. Grady Torrance COL and Mrs. Thomas G. Torrance Mr. William C. Trabue COL and Mrs. Fred Van Horn, USA (Ret.) Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Walden MAJ Lionel A. “Sam” Watson, USAF (Ret.) Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Watson Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James F. Wilkinson Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Bert P. Williams Mrs. Patsy B. Woods Mr. and Mrs. Jody Yearwood

Ms. Leia Bowman Richard and Glenda Brown Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Barnie T. Collins Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Craig Dr. and Mrs. James B. Craig Jr. Ms. Patsy Craig Ms. Peggy A. Crayton Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Dickens Jr. Mr. Hugh O’Neall Dicks Mr. David L. Farris Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Gandy Garbutt Construction MAJ and Mrs. Brent Gebel GMC Augusta Student Clubs Mr. Robert Goggans Jr. Mrs. Martha W. Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gorham Mr. and Mrs. Dean H. Grant Mr. William R. Green Gunby Enterprises Ms. Leslie C. Hafer Mr. Gerry Harkins Ms. Merel J. Harrison Mr. Barkley D. Howard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jenkins Jimmy Allgood Rental Drs. Hiram and Babs Johnston Joshua E. Kight, LLC Attorney At Law Jostens, Inc. Mr. Aman Kay LTG and Mrs. Claude M. Kicklighter Dr.* and Mrs. Don King Mr. and Mrs. David B. Land Dr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Laseter

COLONELS ($500-$999) ACS, Inc. Alterra Networks, LLC Gene and Judy Archer Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bayne Ms. Gracita Bond Stephen and Andrea Bourne



LC Property Management Mr. and Mrs. Jim Leben Ms. Winifred Mitchell Morris State Bank Mr. Martin Harris Moses New Orleans Brew, LLC Mrs. Fran Patterson Plexico Properties Ms. Shana Reid Dr. and Mrs. William T. Reid Jr. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. W. Bruce Salter Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Shawn G. Scott Ms. Barbara Shaheen Mr. Fred H. Simonton III Dr. Derek Stone T. Lake, Inc. Ms. Carolyn P. Thomas Triumph-Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. Mr. Elton B. Turner Benjamin (Ben) H. Underwood Ms. Mala Y. Vallotton Mr. and Mrs. Ken Vance Ms. Amy Walton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warren Mr. and Mrs. Joe Watkins WOW Cafe & Wingery Franchising, LLC

MAJORS ($250-$499) Mr. Larry Allen Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Athanaseas AUM Hospitality, LLC DBA Hampton Inn & Suites

Dr. Stephen Barber Ms. Julie R. Brooker Buckley & Hopkins, LLP C2 Solutions Group, Inc. Mr. Charles M. Cadenhead Dan and Ann Caldwell Mr. James S. Campbell DeWaine and Toy Carter Childre Nissan, Inc. Barry and Donna Collins Mr. and Mrs. Don Conoly Mr. and Mrs. Clift Crews Mr. Hugh P. Dean Duncan Tire Company First Laurens Bank Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Forrester Mrs. Keisha H. Fosto FTP Productions, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Fuchs Jr. Mr. Edward M. Gandy Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Garrett Ms. Nancy Ann Good Mrs. Ellen Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. John W. Grant III Dr. Lucy Greene Mr. Warren Dale Greenwood BG Tommy F. Grier, U.S. (Ret.) Marsha and Charles Grimes Ms. Earlene Hamilton Raymond and Kathryn Handlan Hodges Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hundley Jeff and Babbie Jaco Mrs. Julie G. Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Jones Kroger Mrs. Amy R. Lee Ms. Betty Little *In memory

Maebob’s Diner, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Shawn B. Mahaney Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Manners COL Johnathan J. McColumn Joe and Doriann McEver Mr. and Mrs. Stan Mileski Milledgeville Kiwanis Club Milledgeville Music The Honorable and Mrs. William T. Moore Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moran COL Reginald G. A. Neal Mrs. Edward Jackson Neal Mr. and Mrs. Randall A. New Northridge Christian Church, Inc. Mrs. Valerie Osborne Ms. Virginia I. Owens Mrs. James L. Patterson Pamela and Terry Peacock Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Peavy Print Graphics Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pursley III COL and Mrs. John L. Rame Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Royal Jr. Mr. Frank W. Seaton Jr. Randy and Elizabeth Sheppard Mr. David Allen Simmons Jr. Mr. Steven A. Simpson Mr. Daniel Slagle Gloria E. Smith South Creek Incorporated Dr. Carol M. Stiles Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods, Inc. United Bank United Methodist Men Melvin and Lisa Usery Video Bazaar Denise and Jim Wansley Mr. and Mrs. James Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Watson Jr. Ed and Patti Weimer Davis and Kathryn Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Wright

CAPTAINS ($100-$249) ACS Cleaning Services, LLC Mrs. Valette Jordan Adkins Mr. Andrew A. Ainslie Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Albro Mrs. Joan M. Alby Amici Food Group, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Ashfield LTC LJ and CJ Baker Baldwin Body Shop Mr. and Mrs. David C. Belton Jr. LTC and Mrs. Charles B. Bennett

Mr. William R. Blizzard Mr. Leroy H. Boelens Mr. Archie L. Bouie II COL William J. Brake, USAF (Ret.) Mr. Donald E. Brannon Mr. William H. Brannum Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Brennan Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brett Ms. Judith Bridges Mr. Richard H. Brinkley Jr. COL Gene L. Brown, USA (Ret.) Dr. Jennifer Duckworth Brown Ms. Rebecca E. Brown Mr. Bruce Brumfield Bubba’s Tire Center Mr. Donald Buckner Mr. Ted L. Bullard MAJ Wayne T. Burton Sr., USA (Ret.) Bush Investment Group, LLC Mr. Frederick D. Caldwell Cancer Center of Middle Georgia, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Leo V. Cancio Mr. Joe S. Carswell Ms. Catherine P. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Castillo Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cauley Mr. and Mrs. Matthew P. Caulfield Mr. and Mrs. Horace Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Don S. Chapman Mr. Richard K. Cheek Mr. and Mrs. Don Christian Mr. Wayne Christian Mr. and Mrs. Vince Ciampa Citizens Bank of Washington County Mr. C. Philip Clack Mr. William C. Clark LTC Wilfred D. Clayton (Ret.) Mr. George Cliff Mr. James W. Closs Come Home to the Country, LLC Mrs. Beverly W. Council Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Crabtree Ms. Robin Crabtree Mrs. Brenda K. Davis Rev. Charles M. Davis Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Laurence H. Davis Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mosco Dawkins Mrs. Lauren Benson Deen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. DeLoach LTC Harry J. Dempsey, USA (Ret.) Mr. Shawn Dennis Mr. Joseph W. Dion COL John J. Dolac Donatic Mr. Dennis M. Edmonds LTG and Mrs. Charles Eichelberger BG Francisco A. Espiallat Ms. Donna Findley

Firehouse Subs First Methodist Church of Madison’s Men’s Bible Class Fleming’s Auto Recycling Mrs. W. Louise Florencourt LTC and Mrs. Thomas S. Freeman, USAR (Ret.) Mrs. Monica B. Fruin Mr. Paul P. Garland Janeen and Scott Garpow Mr.* and Mrs. Ben G. Gautier Georgia Center for Nonprofits Mrs. Christine Giles Mrs. Alice Gilmore* Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Goodrich Mr. Charles M. Grant Mr. and Mrs. David Grant Mr. Edwin L. Hamilton Mr. Charles Harbor Ms. Lida H. Harrington COL William M. Harrington, USAF (Ret.) Mr. Donald Harris Mr. Alan Helton Mr. Willie J. Hence Mr. and Mrs. Edward O. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Henry Mrs. Virginia Herndon Mr. Richard Hicks Mr. Brian K. Hill Mr. Howard A. Holman COL and Mrs. Frederick J. Hughes IV Mr. Robert Hughes Ms. Angela Russell Hunt Mrs. Eilish Hurst MAJ and Mrs. Robert K. Irvin Johnnie McDade Grocery Mr. Robert M. Joiner Mrs. Mary Jones MAJ Robbie Favors Jones COL and Mrs. Ralph L. Kauzlarich Mrs. Marsha M. King Mrs. Virginia A. Kroeber L&L Utilities, Inc. Ms. Diane Langston* Dr. and Mrs. James E. Lee Dr. and Mrs. Jared Lee Mr. Francis M. Lewis Mr. Neal E. Logue Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Long Dr. and Mrs. M. Robert Lowe Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Lower Mr. and Mrs. Jon Luecke Ms. Cynthia G. Lundy Mr. and Mrs. Alberto C. Martinez Jr. Martin’s Industrial & Mechanical Contractors, Inc. COL Steven A. Masak, USAR (Ret.) Anne and Dell Mason Mr. Robert E. Mason LTC Richard A. Massey, USA (Ret.)

Mr. Edward J. McCaffrey Jr. Ms. Sharon McClung COL and Mrs. Richard C. McCoy USAF (Ret.) Donnie and Susie Meeks Mr. and Mrs. Ed Menger Jr. Mrs. Amanda Christine Mercer Mr. Herbert Marshall Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Milton Moore Bass Consulting LTC and Mrs. Edward T. Moore Ms. Nancy A. Morrill Bobby and Evelyn Muggridge Mrs. Evelyn Murphy LTC Michael R. Murrah Newcomers Club of Milledgeville Ms. Doris Newton Mrs. Echo Niblett Mr. Andrew Okraski Mr. and Mrs. Jack Owen Mr. Grover L. Page Ace and Cecile Parker Ms. Tammy W. Pennington Phil Best Enterprises, Inc. Dr. Dionisio A. Pinero Mr. and Mrs. Jerry H. Pitts Ms. Sally Price Dr. William L. Proctor Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company Mr. Teddy Randolph Mr. Tucker Redford Mr. Billy E. Reid Jr. COL and Mrs. John E. Riley Mr. Garland Riner Mr. and Mrs. Shane Robbins Ms. Dorothy Robertson* Mr. and Mrs. W. Edward Robinson III Gail Rodin and Rick Cassidy Mr. Brandon L. Rollerson Ms. Kerri Routsong Mr. Simon Ryan Samarth, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Fleming Sanford Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Schubert Mr. Walter Schuchardt Mr. John J. Schuyler Mr. Louie Seabolt and Ms. Jane Hutterly Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Sentell Shamrock Beverage, Inc. Mr. David S. Sheppard Mr. Wayne Sheppard Mr. Robert Paul Sherwood Ms. Shirley Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Simmons Aubrey and Mary Simpson Ms. Edwina M. Simpson Mr. Dess D. Smith III Southside Equipment Wayne and Suzanne Spiler *In memory



Mr. and Mrs. Dwight J. Spivey Jimmy and Sheila Steele Ms. Alisa W. Stephens Mr. Stephen M. Stewart Mr. Dale M. Stone Jr. Stoneybrook Home Owners Association Mr. and Mrs. Jay Studstill The Citizens Bank of Cochran The Local Yolkal Cafe Dr. Donald E. Thomas Jr. The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh P. Thompson Mrs. Dana C. Thor Thrower & Roberts Properties Mr. and Mrs. James C. Tillman Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Torino Mrs. Jill Towns Mr. and Mrs. William C. Twitty UMYA, INC. DBA Quality Inn & Suites COL Jeffrey Unger (Ret.) United Way of Greater Rochester Mrs. Glenadine M. Vanderberg Mr. Wendell Ray Veal Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wakefield COL and Mrs. E. Y. Walker III Mrs. Ellen Warren Ms. Billie A. Washburn Mr. and Mrs. Monte C. Washburn Mr. Mark Weaver Mrs. Kelly Weems Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wicks MAJ and Mrs. Stephen C. Wiley Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wilkins Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Williams Rhonda Dykes Williams Ms. Stephanie Williams Mr. and Mrs. W. Cannon Williams Mr. and Mrs. Mike Witherspoon Frank and Nancy Woods The Honorable and Mrs. John P. Yates Mr. Randall K. Young Dr. Jeannie Zipperer

Ms. Holly M. Arnold Mrs. LaKeia B. Arrington Mr. William E. Asapansa-Dennis Mr. Markus Ashley Augusta VAH Federal Credit Union Miss Shaun N. Aycock Robin and Ravonda Bargeron Dr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Barnes Mr. Steven D. Barnes Ms. Teresa L. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Barnhill Ms. Debra A. Bartholomew Mrs. Sharmin Battiwala Baynes Army Store Mr. Sam Bays Miss Melanie A. Beadles Mrs. Edith Bennett Mrs. Donna Bentley Mr. Jay M. Bentley Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bethea II MAJ David S. Bill Mrs. Mandy Blackwell Ms. Libby V. Blair Mr. George A. Bloodworth Mr. Robert F. Bonner Ms. Gail B. Boster Ms. Wendy Boyer MAJ Emily Boylan Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Bradley Mrs. Tiffany Brannen Mrs. Katherine Bray Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. Brennan Mr. Westley T. Bridges Ms. Dewanda L. Brisco Guerry and Diane Brooks Mrs. Mekieshia Brooks Mr. Trippe Brooks Ms. Peniel Brown Mr. Steve Brown

ROTUNDA (up to $99) Mrs. Laquita Addison Mr. Trevor J. Addison Ms. Leigh Aldhizer Miss Madison R. Allen Ms. Susan Allen Mr. Blair T. Allen-Dietrich Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Zeta Iota Chapter GC&SU Ms. Karen V. Ambellas-Cates Mrs. Ashley Amos Ms. Mary Anderson Mr. Steve P. Argo



Mrs. Whitney Brown Mrs. Brooke Bruton Ms. Barbara Bundrage Mr. and Mrs.Timothy B. Burkhalter Mr. Christian Burton Mr. Tarn Burton Ms. Britt Owen Byrd Mr. Ben Cairns Mr. W.H.G. Caldwell Jr. Linda B. Calvert Mr. Edward Campbell Dr. Jenna Campbell Ms. Madeline Cannie Ms. Mary Ellen Carroll Ms. Bailey E. Carter Mrs. Kay W. Carver Ms. Michelle Caudill Mrs. Brittany Cawley Mr. and Mrs. Damon R. Cerrone Mr. and Mrs. John Chambers Mr. Ryan Chambers Mrs. Debra Chambrella Mr. Roman Cheek Ms. Jasmine Childress Mr. and Mrs. John C. Childs Jr. Mr. Corneliu D. Chiorescu MSGT Joe L. Christian Ms. Ana Ciuffetelli Mr. David Clemont Mrs. Melissa Clinton Ms. Tera Cochran Mr. Randy L. Coleman Mrs. Amber R. Collins Mrs. Garnisha Collins Mr. and Mrs. John Collins Ms. Maria Collins Ms. Deborah E. Condon Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Conroy Mrs. Diane S. Cook Mr. Rick Cook Cordham Properties, L.P.

Mrs. Latoya M. Costello LTC Marilu Deason Couch Mr. Bailey Craig Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Craig Mrs. Lisa Cranford Mr. Stephen Cruise Mr. Robert M. Culberson Ms. Fatima David Mr. Jerry Davis MAJ Shannon G. Davis Mrs. Shanta Davis Ms. Sue W. Davis Ms. Whitney Ann Davis Mr. Mario C. De Laosa Jr. Mr. Kenneth Dewey Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Dewitte Mr. Max Diaz Ms. Cynthia A. Dickson Mr. Blair T. Dietrich Mr. Daniel M. Dixon Mrs. Darah Dobey BG and Mrs. Rock Donahue, USA (Ret.) Ms. Ruth Doyle Mr. Dean Dozier Mr. Thomas L. Drew Ms. Julie Driger Ms. Cheryl Dunkin Mr. and Mrs. James H. Earl Ms. Marianne Edwards Mrs. Amanda Elder Mr. Tislo Elston Mr. Randy Elvidge Ms. Donna H. Estes Ms. Carol Evans Mrs. Marjorie Evans Ms. Pam Fable Ms. Makhalath Fahiyn Mr. Mark Fairbrass Farmers State Bank Mrs. Cathy G. Fishman

Mrs. Carolyn S. Fordham Mr. and Mrs. Ken Fountain Mr. John Gallagher Mr. David Galle Harold Gardner, Ph.D. Mr. Charles L. Garrison* Mrs. Monika Gibson Mr. Michael Gillies Dr. John Gillis Mr. Rasheen Glenn Mr. Russell Glover Mr. Terrell Glover GMC Valdosta Veteran’s Organization Mr. Butch Golf Ms. Martha Goodrich Bill and Jeannie Gorday Ms. Jean Graham Mr. John W. Grant Jr. Ms. Bonnie R. Green Mr. Alfred J. Greene Ms. Sharon L. Greene Mr. Trey Greenway Mrs. Amy Gunby Mr. Duane Halbur Mrs. Lacey Haley Mr. Hugh M. Hamilton Jr. Mr. Ben Hancock LTC Aaron Hardy Jr. Mrs. Azizza Hardy Ms. Cassie Hargrove Mrs. Patricia G. Harkins LCDR Albert E. Harper USN (Ret.) Mr. Derrick Harris Mrs. Jeni Harris Mrs. Joy E. Harris Mr. David Harshee CW04 J. P. Haugh, USAF Ms. Susan C. Hemphill Ms. Shana Henderson Mr. George B. Hendricks Mrs. Ashley Herman Mr. and Mrs. John D. Heyen Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hill Ms. Nancy H. Hill Ms. Susan Himmelfarb Mr. John Hoffman Jr. Mrs. Kayla Holmes Mrs. Darlene Honeycutt Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Hopper Ms. Neville R. Hudson Ms. Anne Huffine Mr. and Mrs. Bob Huffines Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Huggins Ms. Joy S. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hughes Ms. Mary Helen Huitt Mr. Vernon Humphrey Mrs. Katherine B. Hunt Mr. Fashon L. Hurt

Dr. Susan Isaac Mr. John Ivester Mr. James Jackson Mrs. Rachel Jackson Mr. Talib V. Jackson Miss Chrissyl V. E. Jadol Mr. Burroughs James Mr. Neiko James Mr. Kenneth Jasnaw Mr. and Mrs. John M. Jasutis Mrs. Sara E. Jeffords Ms. Kara Jensen Mr. Larry Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson Mr. Terry M. Johnson MAJ and Mrs. Steven R. Johnston Mrs. Keeli Joiner Dr. and Mrs. Alan Jones Mrs. Beth Jones Mrs. Chiquita V. Jones Ms. Edith A. Jones Ms. Jennifer G. Jones Mr. Lance Jones Ms. Cassandra Jordan Mr. James Joseph Ms. Mawusi Kambui Ms. Tanya Kearse Mr. Ryan Kelly Ms. Lauren Kenney Mr. Ricky Kight Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Kilpatrick Mr. Joe Kinard Mr. Afolabi King Mrs. Jordan King Ms. Melanie King Mrs. Martha Marian Kingery Mr. Mick Kirkwood Ms. Dawn Knapek SFC Wayne M. Knapp, USA (Ret.) Mr. and Mrs. Jay Knight Mr. and Mrs. John Koehler CPT Darryl W. Kothmann Jr. Miss Kristin J. Kuehn Mr. Stephen G. Kunkel Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lake MSGT and Mrs. Richard L. Lamarre, USA (Ret.) Mr. Ryan K. Landsman Mr. Daniel J. Lane Mrs. Fern Langston MAJ Linda Lawrence Ms. Catrina Lee CPT Jackie D. Lee Ms. Jayna Lee Mr. Gary Lemay Ms. Tina L. Lewis Mr. Yakima Lewis Mr. Michael Lill Ms. Angela F. Logan Dr. Marvin L. Long Jr. Ms. Shannon Long

Ms. Whitney Long Mrs. Ebony Lovett Ms. Janice Lowe Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lowe Mrs. Mary Lucas Mr. Stephen Lyons Mr. Brian M. Mangan Ms. Beverly Mangrum Mr. and Mrs. Benny Marchman Mr. Larry E. Martin Mr. Tim J. Marting Mr. Logan Mason Mr. Dennis Masters Mrs. Paige D. Masters Ms. Michelle M. May Mr. Tony A. Mayo Ms. Christie L. Mays Mr. Justin Mays Mr. Raymond Mc Neary Ms. Lisa G. McCollum Mr. Paul McCord Ms. Laura McCoy Ms. Keisha E. McEwen Ms. Karren S. McGhee LTC and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Ms. Janet McLaughlin-Williams Ms. Amy McNeely Mr. and Mrs. Dennis N. McShurley Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. McWhorter Jr. Donnie and Susie Meeks Ms. Sherry Meeks Mr. Daniel M. Merritt Mrs. Marilyn Meyers Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Mrs. Kathryn Miller Mr. Robert Miller Mr. Paul Michael Mills Mr. Brian C. Milner Mrs. Sherry Milton Mr. Darren Mindemann Mrs. Tiffany Mingledolph Mrs. Lindsay Minnick Mr. Christopher A. Mitchell Ms. Karen Mitchell Miss Lila C. Mitchell Mrs. Martha T. Mock COL and Mrs. Richard C. Moody COL Linda Moore Wayne and Sylvia Moore Mr. Dylan Morrell Mr. Bennett Morrissette Miss Khalelah Mosley Mrs. Kimberly D. Mountain Mr. Jeff Murphy Ms. Debra Murray Mrs. Lawanda Murray Ms. Christy Musgrove Mr. Charles Myers CDR and Mrs. John Mzik

Mrs. Kathryn Nelson LTC Tom Nelson Ms. Diana K. New Mr. Hunter B. Newell Mrs. Erin Altmeyer Newton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Noles Ms. Amanda Norman Mrs. Audrey J. Norrie Mr. Bernard Novit Mr. Jimmy O’Brien Mrs. Jennifer B. O’Leary Ms. Brandy Olsen Mrs. Shirley A. O’Quinn Ms. Cynthia M. Orms Dr. Lee B. Padove Mrs. Margaret E. Paradiso Mr. Christopher R. Parks Ms. Judy A. Parks Mr. Anish R. Patel Ms. Jamie Patterson Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Paty Ms. Kristin Peak Ms. Genene R. Peavy Mr. William Peeler Larry and Dinah Peevy Mr. Brian Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Phillips Mrs. Rosemary Ivey Phillips Mrs. Aliyah Pinckney Ms. Jane Piper Ms. Jessica Pippin Dr. Jim Wilson and Mrs. Connie Pitirri Ms. Lorraine S. Pitman Mr. Dan Platt Ms. Stephanie Poloney Miss Takeria R. Poole Powerhouse Outdoor Equipment Ms. Tracie Price Mr. William L. Prowell Ms. Betty Jo Puckett Mr. Edwin P. Rains Jr. Ms. April Raley Mr. Raymond H. Raley Mr. Ted Ramsdell Mrs. Suzanne Martin Ratliff Mrs. and Mr. Helen M. Ray Mr. Joseph E. Reaves Mr. and Mrs. Elan Reaves Ms. Rachel Reed Ms. Doris Renfroe Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Rhyne Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rice Mrs. Sarah E. Richman Ms. Shannon Riddle Mr. Stephen Roberson Robert E. Lee Chapter UDC #115 Mr. Jason Roberts Mr. Robert Robinson II Ms. Lynnette V. Rodriguez *In memory



Mr. Bobbie Rouse Ms. Eva Rowe Paz V. Ruidera Mr. Quinley Russell Ms. Trina Saffold Dr. and Mrs. John E. Sallstrom Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Sanders Mrs. Lynne Sanders Ms. Susan Santicola Ms. Alondra D. Sauersinger Mr. and Mrs. Eddie M. Scarborough Mrs. Laura Schwartz Ms. Felicia Scott Mr. and Mrs. Scott Seagraves Mr. William B. Searson III* Mr. Derrf Seitz Lt.Col. and Mrs. Edward Shelor Ryland Shipman Ms. Lisa Shipp Mrs. April Shoemaker Ms. Samantha Shore Dr. and Mrs. Monty Shuman Ms. Cathy Simpkins Mr. Jim H. Sims Mr. William P. Sinski Mr. and Mrs. Richard Skeen Mrs. Twilla L. Sleeth Ms. Alice Smith Mr. Andrew Smith Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Smith Ms. Bonnie Smith Ms. Elizabeth Smith Mrs. Elizabeth M. Smith Mr. Gerald Smith CPT Jared D. Smith Logan Smith Mrs. Nichole Smith Ms. Priscilla A. Smith Ms. Renee Smith Mrs. Susan Smith-Fenwick Ms. Alice M. Smoot Mrs. Gretchen B. Snyder Ms. Deloris Somers Mr. Anthony Sorrells Southeastern Anytime Fitness, LLC Mr. James R. Sowell Mr. Randy Sowell Ms. Emily Speight Mrs. Jennifer S. Spencer Mr. Walter L. Stafford Ms. Lynda Stamm Ms. Christin H. Starling Ms. Michelle Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Boris A. Stern Ms. Robbin C. Stretch Reverend William H. Stubba and Eleanor Stubba Mrs. Mary Anne P. Sturdevan Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Summers Ms. Cynthia Tafoya


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IN MEMORY COL Robert M. Alford Ms. Merel J. Harrison Ms. Earlene Hamilton The Honorable and Mrs. Gary L Thrower Ms. Maria L. S. Arnold LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, USA (Ret.)

Mrs. Beegee Baugh Dr. and Mrs. John H. Ferguson Ms. Merel J. Harrison Mr. Hugh B. Duling II LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, USA (Ret.)

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Mr. Harold I. Goodrich Dr. Rose B. Bacon Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Goodrich Mr.* and Mrs. Ben G. Gautier Dr. Lee B. Padove Mr. Tom Bartlett Mr. Michael L. Goodrich LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Huffines USA (Ret.) Dr. Samuel M. Goodrich Dr. James E. Baugh Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Goodrich Mr. James H. Branan Mr. William R. Gunn Ms. Merel J. Harrison MG Thomas Greer The Honorable and Mrs. The Honorable and Gary L. Thrower Mrs. Hugh P. Thompson Ms. Lois M. Brant Mr. Larry Allen

Ms. Faye Griggs Mr. and Mrs. Randall A. New Mr. Gordon W. Butts Mr. John Hank Mr. Larry Allen MAJ and Mrs. Robert K. Irvin Mr. W. M. Carr Mr. Chris Helton COL and Mrs. Frederick J. Mr. Alan Helton Hughes IV Mrs. Louise B. Helton Mr. Lew Cordell Dr. and Mrs. James E. Lee Mr. Grover L. Page Dr. Jim Wilson and Mrs. Connie Dr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Laseter Pitirri Mr. Bill Craig Ms. Nancy Ann Good Mr. and Mrs. Barry F. Collins The Honorable and LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, Mrs. Hugh P. Thompson USA (Ret.) Ms. Carolyn V. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Randall A. New Mr. and Mrs. Edward O. Mr. and Mrs. B. L. New Henderson COL Frank C. Davis Jr. Mr. Keith B. Henry, RN Mrs. Audrey J. Norrie Ms. Merel J. Harrison Dr. and Mrs. James E. Lee Ms. Inez Hawkins *In memory

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Ms. Susan L. Scott LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, USA (Ret.)

McMillan III Dr. and Mrs. John E. Sallstrom Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Noles Mrs. Susan Parrado Mr. William E. Robinson IV Mr. Larry Allen LTC and Mrs. James T. Kjer, The Honorable and Mrs. William Mr. and Mrs. Ken Vance USA (Ret.) T. Moore Jr. Mrs. Adria Douglas Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Robinson MAJ and Mrs. Robert K. Irvin Century Bank and Trust LTC and Mrs. Mike Perez III Mrs. Eilish Hurst MAJ James L. Patterson, USA Mr. Lester Rowland Sr. Ms. Cynthia G. Lundy (Ret.) Mr. Larry Allen Thompson Appalachian Mrs. Fran Patterson Mr. Parnell Ruark Hardwoods, Inc. Mrs. Patricia G. Harkins Mr. and Mrs. Daivd Grant Mr. Mark Weaver Ms. Janet McLaughlin-Williams Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Mr. Dale M. Stone Jr. Ms. Lorraine S. Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Mosco Dawkins COL Ren A. Thorne Ms. Judith Bridges Mr. Joel J. Moring Jr. Dr. and Mrs. George Echols COL John Schuyler Mr. Felix C. Moring Mr. John J. Schuyler Mr. and Mrs. William Gorday

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Mr. Rick Thornton LtGen and Mrs. William B. Caldwell IV, USA Mr. Larry Allen Ms. Martha P. Silsby MAJ and Mrs. Brent Gebel MAJ and Mrs. Steven R. Mr. David Allen Simmons Jr. Johnston Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Ms. Merel J. Harrison Mr. William S. Turner Jr. Mr. Charles (Butch) Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Elton B. Turner Mrs. Jane Simpson Mrs. Rose Marie Ussery Blizzard Mr. Anthony C. Snow Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Deen Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Mr. Greg Spellman Mr. Mario C. De Laosa Jr. Mr. Dwight J. Spivey Mr. and Mrs. Dwight J. Spivey Maria Stincer Augusta VAH Federal Credit Union Donatic Ms. Merel J. Harrison Dr. Maidana K. Nunn CSM Guy S. Stoner (Ret.) The Silas Agency Mr. Brandon L. Rollerson COL and Mrs. Fred Van Horn, USA (Ret.) Janeen and Scott Garpow CPT Jackie D. Lee Micro Technology Consultants, Inc. CPT Jared D. Smith Mr. Bill Stripling Mr. Larry Allen Mrs. Betty Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Mason Sr. Mrs. Beegee Baugh The Honorable and Mrs. Gary L. Thrower Mr. and Mrs. Horace Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Robert W.

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IN HONOR Mrs. Beegee Baugh Mr. Joe T. Wright and Dr. Amy J. Wright Mr. John Bethea III Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bethea II Mr. David Blizzard Mr. William R. Blizzard Mr. Mike Blizzard Mr. William R. Blizzard MG Peter J. Boylan, USA (Ret.) The Honorable and Mrs. John P. Yates Dr. Maidana K. Nunn Ms. Brenda Brown COL Reginald G. A. Neal Ms. Kathleen Brown Mr. Randy Elvidge LtGen William B. Caldwell IV Mr. and Mrs. Gene Archer Mrs. Ashley Amos Copelan

LTC James T. Kjer, USA (Ret.) Mr. Stephen M. Stewart

Ms. Tracey B. Snow Mr. William R. Blizzard

Mr. Zachary C. Whittle Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Henry

Miss Kristin J. Kuehn Mr. and Mrs. Wayne H. Moore

Master Jacob Steele Ms. Linda B. Calvert Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Stelle

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Mrs. Kim Leben Dr. and Mrs. James F. Strickland Jr. Miss Megan Leben Dr. and Mrs. James F. Strickland Jr. Mr. John E. Mercer LTC and Mrs. Thomas S. Freeman, USAR (Ret.) Mrs. Pamela P. Moore Ms. Edwina M. Simpson The Honorable Powell A. Moore Ms. Edwina M. Simpson Mrs. Dorrie Neligan Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. Usery Dr. Patrick J. Neligan Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. Usery

Miss Melinda Steele Ms. Linda B. Calvert Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Stelle Mr. Robert Stern Mr. and Mrs. Boris A. Stern Mr. Ibrahim O. Tantawi Mrs. Beegee Baugh COL John C. Thornton Mrs. Beegee Baugh Mr. Michael F. Torino Drs. Hiram and Babs Johnston The Honorable W. J. Usery Jr. Mr. Joe T. Wright and Dr. Amy J. Wright

Dr. Thomas L. Davidson Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Neligan

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COL Fred Van Horn, USA (Ret.) Mr. J. E. Hall Mr. Joe T. Wright and Dr. Amy J. Wright Mrs. Beegee Baugh

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CPT James D. Walton Mrs. Amy Walton

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Mr. Steven A. Simpson Mrs. Jane Simpson

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Mr. Liam Fairbrass MG and Mrs. Peter J. Boylan, USA (Ret.) Dr. Floride M. Gardner Ms. Edwina M. Simpson Mr. William O. Goodson Aubrey and Mary Simpson COL GR Gulley Dr. Donald E. Thomas Jr. Ms. Earlene Hamilton Ms. Merel J. Harrison Major Jeremy Haynes Mrs. Beegee Baugh Mr. Myles N. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Jon Luecke Mrs. Nancy Kennedy Mrs. Katherine Bray Mrs. Jordan King Ms. Tracie Price



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MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Eli Lilly and Company Foundation IBM Corporation Matching Grants Program J.M. Huber Corporation Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts State Farm Insurance The Boeing Company Gift Matching Program

GIFTS IN KIND Chambers Cleaners, Inc. Mr. Albert F. Gandy COL Ralph L. Kauzlarich Mr. Randall A. New Ms. Shannon New-Diaz Mr. Dudley Rowe Mr. David Sinclair Mr. Mark Strom Mrs. Carol Vance

EMPLOYEE GIVING Mr. Trevor J. Addison Ms. Leigh Aldhizer Ms. Karen V. Ambellas-Cates Ms. Mary Anderson Mr. Steve P. Argo Ms. Holly M. Arnold Mrs. LaKeia B. Arrington Dr. Stephen Barber Mrs. Ravonda Bargeron Ms. Debra A. Bartholomew LTC Patrick Beer, USA (Ret.) Mr. Jay M. Bentley MAJ David S. Bill, USA (Ret.) Mrs. Mandy Blackwell MAJ Libby V. Blair Mr. Archie L. Bouie II Mrs. Andrea Bourne Ms. Leia Bowman Ms. Wendy Boyer MAJ Emily Boylan Mrs. Donna R. Bradley Ms. Julie R. Brooker Dr. Jennifer Duckworth Brown Ms. Rebecca E. Brown Ms. Peniel Brown Mrs. Whitney Brown Mrs. Brooke Bruton Ms. Barbara Bundrage Mrs. Geri Burkhalter Mr. Tarn Burton Mr. Ben Cairns LtGen William B. Caldwell IV, USA (Ret.) Dr. Jenna Campbell Ms. Catherine P. Carter Ms. Bailey E. Carter Mrs. Brittany Cawley Mrs. Anne Chambers Ms. Jasmine Childress Mr. Corneliu D. Chiorescu Ms. Ana Ciuffetelli Mr. George Cliff Mr. Randy L. Coleman Ms. Maria Collins Mrs. Amber R. Collins Mr. Christopher Conroy Mrs. Diane S. Cook Mrs. Latoya M. Costello LTC Marilu Deason Couch Mrs. Brenda K. Davis MAJ Shannon G. Davis Mrs. Shanta Davis Mrs. Lauren Benson Deen Mr. Shawn Dennis Ms. Cynthia A. Dickson

Mr. Blair T. Dietrich BG Rock Donahue, US Army (Ret) Ms. Ruth Doyle Mrs. Amanda Elder Mr. Randy Elvidge Ms. Donna H. Estes Ms. Pam Fable Mr. Mark Fairbrass LTC Marvin R. Farmer Mrs. Cathy G. Fishman Mr. Ken Fountain Harold Gardner PhD Mr. Paul P. Garland Mrs. Janeen S. Garpow MAJ Brent Gebel Mrs. Christine Giles Mr. Michael Gillies Dr. John Gillis Mr. Russell Glover COL Pam Grant Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gray Ms. Sharon L. Greene Mrs. Marsha Grimes Ms. Leslie C. Hafer Ms. Earlene Hamilton Mr. Hugh M. Hamilton, Jr. Mr. Charles Harbor Mrs. Joy E. Harris Mr. George B. Hendricks Mrs. Ashley G. Herman Mr. Brian K. Hill Dr. and Mrs. Mike Holmes Mrs. Carrie Holzmeister Mrs. Mary S. Hopper Ms. Elizabeth M. Hopson Ms. Neville R. Hudson Ms. Anne Huffine Ms. Joy S. Hughes Mrs. Marissa E. Hughes Mr. Vernon Humphrey Mr. Ronnie Hundley Ms. Angela R. Hunt Dr. Susan Isaac Mr. Talib V. Jackson Mrs. Sara E. Jeffords Ms. Kara Jensen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson MAJ Robbie F. Jones Ms. Jennifer G. Jones Ms. Edith A. Jones Ms. Cassandra Jordan Ms. Mawusi Kambui COL Ralph L. Kauzlarich Mr. Aman Kay Ms. Tanya Kearse Ms. Lauren Kenney Ms. Melanie King Mr. Mick Kirkwood

Ms. Dawn Knapek Mr. Jay Knight Mrs. Robin Knight Mrs. Lynda L. Lamarre Ms. Diane Langston Mrs. Fern Langston LTC Kim Leben Mrs. Amy R. Lee Ms. Catrina Lee Dr. Jared Lee CAPT Jackie D. Lee Ms. Catrina Lee LTC David Lewis, USA (Ret.) Ms. Tina L. Lewis Mr. Michael Lill Ms. Betty Little Ms. Angela F. Logan Ms. Shannon Long Ms. Whitney Long Ms. Beverly Mangrum MAJ Anne Mason Mr. Dennis Masters Mrs. Paige D. Masters Ms. Michelle M. May Mr. Tony A. Mayo Mr. Justin Mays Ms. Christie L. Mays Ms. Sharon McClung Ms. Lisa G. McCollum Mr. Paul McCord Ms. Laura McCoy Mr. Donnie Meeks, Jr. Ms. Sherry Meeks Mrs. Susan V. Meeks MAJ Amanda Christine Mercer Mr. Daniel M. Merritt Mr. Paul M. Mills Mr. Brian C. Milner Ms. Karen Mitchell Mr. Christopher A. Mitchell COL Linda Moore Mrs. Kimberly D. Mountain Ms. Debra Murray Ms. Christy Musgrove Mr. Charles Myers Mrs. Kathryn Nelson LTC Tom Nelson Mrs. Erin A. Newton Mrs. Echo Niblett Dr. Carol S. O’Dell Mrs. Jennifer B. O’Leary Mrs. Valerie Osborne Mr. Christopher R. Parks Ms. Judy A. Parks Ms. Kristin Peak Ms. Genene R. Peavy Mr. William Peeler Ms. Tammy W. Pennington

Ms. Jessica Pippin Mr. Dan Platt Ms. Stephanie Poloney Ms. Sally Price Ms. Tracie Price Mr. William L. Prowell Mr. Edwin P. Rains, Jr. Ms. April Raley Mr. Ted Ramsdell BG Curt Rauhut Mrs. Helen M. Ray Mrs. Traci Reaves Mr. Joseph E. Reaves Ms. Shana Reid Dr. Ramona G. Rice Mrs. Sarah E. Richman Ms. Shannon Riddle Mr. Garland Riner Mrs. Jill Robbins Mr. Stephen Roberson Mr. Jason Roberts Ms. Lynnette V. Rodriguez Ms. Kerri Routsong Mr. Simon Ryan Mrs. Lynne Sanders Ms. Susan Santicola Mrs. Linda Scarborough Mrs. Laura Schwartz Ms. Felicia Scott Mrs. Karen Seagraves Mr. Derrf Seitz LTC Edward Shelor Mr. Robert Paul Sherwood Ms. Lisa Shipp Mrs. April Shoemaker Ms. Samantha Shore Ms. Shirley Siegel Mr. David Allen Simmons, Jr. Ms. Cathy Simpkins Mrs. Jane Simpson Mr. Steven A. Simpson Mr. William P. Sinski Mrs. Twilla L. Sleeth Ms. Alice Smith Ms. Priscilla A. Smith Ms. Elizabeth Smith Mr. Logan Smith Ms. Renee Smith Mrs. Susan Smith-Fenwick Ms. Alice M. Smoot Mrs. Gretchen B. Snyder Ms. Deloris Somers Mr. Randy Sowell MAJ Jennifer S. Spencer Mr. Wayne Spiler Ms. Lynda Stamm Ms. Christin H. Starling Ms. Alisa W. Stephens Dr. Carol M. Stiles

Dr. Derek Stone Ms. Robbin C. Stretch Mr. Mark Strom Ms. Cynthia Tafoya Mrs. Lillian Talcott Mrs. Jessica Tang Mr. Bruce O. Thomas Mrs. Heidi Thomas Mr. Frank Thompson Ms. Ashley M. Thompson COL John C. Thornton Mrs. Sally Thrower Mrs. Bonnie Tindall Mr. Mark Tolbert Mrs. Jill Towns Mr. William C. Trabue Ms. Natasha Tremble Mrs. Laurel Tucker Ms. Leslie A. Turner Mrs. June Underwood Ms. Missie Usry COL Fred Van Horn, USA (Ret.) Dr. Jennifer Van Vliet Mrs. Carol Vance Mr. Justin R. Vanderwerff Ms. Susan Veatch COL E. Y. Walker III Ms. Floydena Walker Mrs. Stephanie Walton Mrs. Denise Wansley Mr. Jeff Ward Mr. John Warner Mrs. Ambernecia Warren Ms. Billie A. Washburn Mr. James Watkins Ms. Jennifer Watson Mr. Mark Weaver MAJ Kelly Weems Mr. Jeffery C. Wells Mrs. Bellamy Wenum Mr. Steven Whitworth Ms. Dianne D. Wilcox Mr. Bert P. Williams MAJ Cathy Williams MAJ Stephanie Williams Mrs. Jennifer Williams Ms. Christine Williams Mrs. Tiffany Williams Mrs. Patricia B. Willis Ms. Tracie Wilson Ms. Mary Winters Mrs. Karen Wright Mr. Charles W. Wright Mr. Richard L. Wright Mr. Jody Yearwood Dr. Jeannie Zipperer Ms. Amy Zipperer



Celebrating John Thornton For nearly three decades, John Thornton has been an important figure at the Georgia Military Prep School, first as a well-liked teacher and coach, then a highly respected assistant principal and principal. He retired on June 30, leaving an indelible mark on the Prep School and the thousands of students who learned life lessons under his guidance.

History in the Making

John’s tenure with GMC began when he was fresh out of Georgia College and learned of a teaching spot at the Prep School. For the next 14 years, John brought social studies alive in the classroom. “John’s an incredible storyteller. He mesmerizes and entertains the room, which made him a truly effective teacher,” said Shannon Davis, English/Language Arts Department Chair. “Of course, he’s also incredibly bright and well read, so he can speak on a wide range of topics. His wonderful self-deprecating sense of humor also helped create a strong connection to his students – and kept his co-workers entertained!” John’s teaching style also played well on the sports field, where he coached football, baseball and golf. “John knows sports and he knows kids, which is what made him such a solid coach,” said Steven Simpson, Prep School Athletic Director. “When I came on board, John supported me – and the sports program – in the best way possible. He has always been there to help if we needed it, but he trusted us entirely to do our jobs.”

Leading By Example

As John moved into administrative roles, first as assistant principal, then principal, it was that supportive leadership style that defined him. “Johns trusts and respects us as educators,” said Shannon. “He gives us the autonomy to do our jobs well and be effective in the classroom.” Another testament to John’s leadership is his effort to create a sense of balance across the curriculum and beyond. “John greatly expanded the school’s fine arts program so all kids could pursue their passions, regardless of their interests,” said Mark Weaver, Fine Arts Director. “He makes sure every student is recognized, whether they’ve won a literary championship, earned a One Act award or achieved their athletic goals. His overarching celebration of students is something to be admired and emulated.”

Highlights Along the Journey

John’s proudest accomplishments reflect his love for his students, his co-workers and the core values that define GMC. “One of the things I’m most proud of is my time in the classroom. A Star Student selected me as a Star Teacher in 1999, which meant a lot to me. Another called me many years after he graduated to share how much his Prep School experience had positively shaped his adult life, which is a profound message echoed by many alumni,”



John recalled. “The virtues that we impart to our students – duty, honor, country, along with punctuality, Reagan, Sheri and John honesty, hard work – are what have always made this school great.” Of course, coaching also meant a great deal to John, who saw it as a way to help young people develop those same virtues. John said he’s also proud of “our ability to improve the diversity of the Prep School, the academics, our finances and facilities. Now, our school is seen as accessible to students from every background because of the support the school provides for them to be successful, productive citizens. To have had a hand in that is something I’m pretty proud of. I’ve also had the privilege of serving under three GMC presidents who’ve had a significant influence on my life. Working with them – and my faculty and staff – has been hugely rewarding.”

Before Moving Ahead, a Glimpse at the Past

As John prepares to begin his next chapter, he takes a moment to reflect on the one he’s closing. “The first time I stood on the parade field in 1986, it was a parking lot. The buildings that surrounded me were dilapidated; the stucco was falling down, the parking lot itself was in disrepair…the school was in tough shape,” he said. “When I stood out there again at graduation in June and saw the school’s fine leadership, outstanding faculty and staff, and gorgeous facilities all around me, I thought what a different place GMC is now.” What hasn’t changed, John said, is the foundation upon which the school was built. “The core values GMC has long cherished and that have long cultivated great citizens– they’ve always been here. “They’re passed down through the generations and will continue to stand strong for years to come.”

Character Above All! If you’ve sensed a shift in America’s character – who we are, the values we hold and the type of children we’re raising – you’re not alone. Regardless of political persuasion, many agree the character of our people is wavering. At GMC, our deep and abiding commitment to academic excellence makes us a sound educational insitution. But what truly sets us apart is our deliberate attention to strengthening the character of our students. From the classroom to the parade ground to the ballfield, we instill the values that have made America great: “Duty, Honor, Country” and “Character Above All.” Through the gates of Georgia Military College have come young men and women from all walks of life, with all kinds of dreams and

aspirations. The pride of Georgia Military College, our graduates, represent this institution’s true legacy. Theirs is the message that will echo through the centuries to future generations; their success forever will remain the heart and soul of Georgia Military College, and their strength of character will stand as a true reflection of our intent. Reflecting on GMC’s 135-year history, it’s a sense of perseverance – the willingness to bear challenges with unwavering persistence toward advancement – that has cemented the stability GMC now enjoys. We are deeply grateful to those whose contributions have taken GMC from a position of historical relevance to an institution of tomorrow’s promise. GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE






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