& Development News in Brief
Alumni Council Stays Alive
MSC President David A. Bell, right,
visits with Judge Paschal "Pappy" English of Thomaston,
a "Survivor: Marquesas" cast-away, who was keynote
speaker at the Alumni Council's 2003 Alumni Dinner.
Photo by Sheron Smith
Keeping Macon State graduates involved in the life of the College
is an important goal for the MSC Office of Development. Established
a year ago, the MSC Alumni Council has launched two projects to
encourage graduates to participate in the ongoing development of
First was the creation of an annual Alumni Dinner to give graduates
a chance to revisit the College and connect with former classmates.
The 2003 Alumni Dinner, held in early April, featured Judge Paschal
“Pappy” English of Thomaston, a “Survivor: Marquesas”
castaway, as guest speaker. MSC President David A. Bell also updated
alumni on recent College developments and plans for the future.
Second, the Council has created an “Outstanding Alumnus Award”
to be given annually to MSC graduates who have distinguished themselves
academically, professionally and other ways through their involvement
with Macon State and the community. The first award will be presented
at the Alumni Dinner in spring 2004. MSC alumni may nominate candidates
for the award at http://www.maconstate.edu/foundation/alumni/outstandingalumnus.aspx.
Members of the MSC Alumni Council are: Bruce Clark, ‘88;
Lenda Dillard ‘75; Kevin Floyd ‘00; Andrea Haddix ‘92;
Patti Impink ‘74; Mike Impink ‘74; Ed Lukemire ‘74;
Renee Martinez ‘01; Debbie Sowell ‘77; Grier Sowell
‘77 (chairman); Monica Thomas ‘97; and Terry Tripp,
Vince Dooley to be Botanical Gardens Lecturer
University of Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley, a master
gardener, will be the guest lecturer at the 2003 Waddell Barnes
Botanical Gardens Lecture, 6 p.m. Friday, October 24, at Macon State
College. The event is free and open to the public.
It will be the third in a series of annual lectures at Macon State,
focusing on horticulture, landscaping and environmental issues.
The series is under the sponsorship of the Waddell Barnes Botanical
Gardens at Macon State College, with support from the Macon State
The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by
Dooley’s lecture and presentation at 7 p.m. in the atrium
of the College’s Student Life Center.