VOLUME 13 • NO. 2 SPRING 2010 The Office for Institutional Advancement publishes Macon State Today. It is circulated to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Macon State College. • Dr. David A. Bell PRESIDENT John P. Cole VICE PRESIDENT INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT [E] Bill Weaver DIRECTOR ven while dealing with the students experiencing college as residents COMMUNICATIONS reality and difficulty of the of the campus are more likely to partici- Sue B. Chipman DIRECTOR state’s ongoing economic pate in student activities as they become a DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI AFFAIRS challenges, Macon State College has never part of a residential community. Those Sheron Smith EDITOR wavered in its commitment to continue to students are more likely to stay in college. Renee Pearman move forward as efficiently and effectively As excited as we are, I want to make ASSOCIATE EDITOR as possible. Our core mission to serve clear that this announcement does not • Central Georgia with strong, change our mission – it gives us another MACON STATE COLLEGE professionally oriented bachelor’s degree tool to meet our mission. We want FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES programs has not and will not change. students who are from Central Georgia Dr. David A. Bell Sue B. Chipman, Executive Director To that end, I am pleased to announce and want to stay in the area for their F. Dewayne Foskey that we are proceeding with a longstand- college experience. We want other Samuel F. Hart, Sr. Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. ing plan to introduce residence life to qualified students who will study here and Dwight C. Jones, Chairman David S. Lanier, Vice Chairman Macon State beginning this fall. This is a pursue their careers here. An energetic Reed D. Morren historic and very significant step, and residence life program also will enhance Charlotte E. McMullan, Secretary Robert Ray, Jr. there are two primary reasons we are the college experience for those students Stephen A. Reichert Ronnie D. Rollins taking it. who continue to be commuters by adding Nancy P. Stroud, Treasurer First, we are one of the few remaining an abundance of campuswide extracurric- James A. Vaughn Edward A. Walsh institutions in the University System of ular activities. Trustees Emeriti Georgia that does not offer residence life. We will have much more to say about Robert F. Hatcher Sr. In fact, we are the only University System residence life in the weeks and months to Charles H. Jones (deceased) Buckner F. Melton institution in the Central Georgia region come as this new phase of Macon State’s without a residence life component. Quite history assumes a prominent role in the • simply, we must offer residence life to life of the college. Residence life is going to CORRESPONDENCE Sheron Smith remain competitive. make Macon State an even healthier, more Macon State College 100 College Station Drive Secondly, the University System is vibrant institution than it already is - and Macon, Ga., 31206-5145 (478) 757-6687 emphasizing retention and a steady that is good news for all of us. firstname.lastname@example.org progression of students as they go through As always, thank you for your support • college. Macon State understands that of Macon State College. DESIGN: Burt&Burt, LLC PRINTING: Panaprint www.maconstate.edu PRESIDENT 4 Introducing Residence Life MACON STATE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR RESIDENCE LIFE FOR YEARS. THIS FALL, THE COLLEGE’S LONGTIME DREAM OF 9 STUDENT HOUSING AND THE ENRICHED CAMPUS LIFE THAT GOES WITH IT IS COMING TRUE. Meet the administrators and staff of Macon State Discerning Data College residence life and learn about eligibility 10 MACON STATE’S CENTER FOR requirements for student ECONOMIC ANALYSIS PLAYS AN housing. INCREASINGLY INFLUENTIAL ROLE IN CENTRAL GEORGIA. 12 Growing by Degrees MACON STATE’S IT DEGREE GOES ONLINE, AND THE COLLEGE ADDS A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY. 14 Happy Trails DR. ROBERT KELLY, FOUNDING DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, AND LEVY YOUMANS, VICE 16Play Ball PRESIDENT FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS, RETIRE THIS SPRING A NEW BASEBALL CLUB TEAM IS AFTER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE. GENERATING SCHOOL SPIRIT AND A STRONG FAN BASE. 18 Brotherhood MACON STATE’S STUDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD CHAPTER HOPES TO HELP MORE YOUNG BLACK MEN ENROLL AND STAY IN COLLEGE. PAGE 21 • SPECIAL SECTION: The Macon State College Foundation Annual Report Cover photography: Maryann Bates. Hand model: Whitney Griggers. by Sheron Smith and Bill Weaver • Photo illustrations by Maryann Bates Residence Life Coming This Fall Learn Here. Live Here. [T] hat’s the theme of Macon State College’s long-awaited resi- dence life program, a major milestone in the school’s history that kicks off this fall. The first step involves Macon State assuming management of the existing apartment community on Ivey Drive across from the west end of the campus. More than 300 qualified students will be able to live there in apartments that are now undergoing renovation. Macon State is already adding residence life staff members – some of whom will live on site – and public safety officers. By fall, the college will roll out extracurricular programs associated with living on campus. Down the road, Macon State will build new student housing units on campus and later will add facilities for student activities. “This is a monumental step forward for Macon State College,” said President David A. Bell. “Stu “Students have been telling us for years they want campus housing and a chance to have a traditional college residential experience. That opportunity is finally coming their way.” Article continues w Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 5 Bell said Macon State is able to introduce resi- dence life during challenging economic times because student housing is not paid for with state appropria- tions. Residence life will be supported by students paying rent to live on campus. What all Macon State students will get in return is an even more exciting college experience. “A residential student population will bring rich dimensions to the campus community that we’ve never been able to explore,” said Lynn McCraney, dean of students. “And all of our students will benefit, not just those who live on campus.”sidence life. Current students already active in Macon State’s extracurricular programs applaud the college’s transition to residence life. “Macon State has been a four-year college for a long time now,” said Greg Padgett, current president of the Student Government Association. “We’re one of the largest public colleges in the state without housing. This will give more students a chance to have the kind Macon State Residence Life of college experience they want.” Padgett does not plan to live in Macon State hous- Community Features ing because he is close to finishing his bachelor’s • An ideal learning and living environ- degree in health services administration, but Navatni ment for Macon State students Webb, a sophomore nursing major, will. Webb moved to Central Georgia from Atlanta to attend Macon State • Security provided by campus police because she had heard about the nursing program’s • Resident assistants living on site excellent reputation. She said she will gladly swap her private apartment for Macon State residence life. • Spacious, fully furnished living suites “I’m very excited,” she said. “Residence life and on- • Private bedrooms with keyed entry campus housing will give students who are away from and private bathrooms home for the first time the support they need to get the most out of college.” • Each bedroom is wired for cable and According to a feasibility study conducted for the Internet access college, nearly 500 students would live in housing on • Kitchenette and in-suite washers and the Macon campus if it was available today. The study dryers found that student housing is not – for now – in great demand on the Warner Robins Campus. • Swimming pool Residence life will make Macon State a more • Meal plans attractive option to potential students living outside the college’s traditional Central Georgia service area. • Dynamic programs designed to Macon State already attracts some students from just enhance the academic experience Article continues on page 8 w maconstate.edu/residencelife 6 MACON STATE TODAY MACON CAMPUS Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 7 south of Atlanta who find the commute to Central As Padgett noted, Macon State had been one of Georgia less congested than trying to get to a school the few remaining University System institutions with- north of their homes. out housing. Of the 35 colleges and universities, fewer However, the primary target audience for resi- than 10 do not offer student housing. dence life is students from Central Georgia who want Some students interviewed for the feasibility study to stay close to home but also enjoy a traditional col- said they have friends from Central Georgia who left lege experience. the area to attend residential colleges but would have “There are many students who fit that category, chosen Macon State had it offered housing. For years, probably more than people realize,” McCraney said. two of the most searched-for terms on the Macon State website have been “housing” and “dorms.” Without “We all know young adults in our com- student housing, the college has been at a disadvantage munity who are anxious to ‘go away’ to with its academic competitors. college, but it turns out that for many Besides boosting the college’s competitiveness, residence life will help Macon State increase student of them, they don’t feel the need to go retention, one of the University System’s highest priori- far as long as they can live on campus ties. Residential students are more likely to participate and get a taste of independence.” in campus activities - a huge factor in retention - and benefit academically by having ready access to the Library, Academic Resource Center, and other services. “Residence life is the next big step in Macon State’s evolution,” Bell said. “We’ve developed bachelor’s degrees. We’ve built new buildings. We’ve hired great professors. Now, we again have an opportunity to pro- vide students with the kind of college experience they’ve long wanted and help Macon State become an even greater asset to Central Georgia.” 8 MACON STATE TODAY Macon State College Residence Life Key Administrators & Staff Lynn McCraney Dee Lindsey DEAN OF STUDENTS DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE McCraney supervises all units of Previously coordinator of Macon State student affairs, student resources at the Warner including residence life. She Robins Campus, Lindsay works holds a master’s degree in public with other student affairs units administration from Georgia to create and offer programs and College & State University. events that give all students opportunities to learn and interact with others outside the classroom. Lindsey holds a master of arts in organi- Michael Stewart zational management from University of Phoenix. ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS As chief student conduct officer, Stewart handles infractions of James R. Hagler, Jr. DIRECTOR OF RECREATION and other issues related to the AND WELLNESS Macon State student code of conduct. He holds a master’s in Hagler develops and manages a family services from Mercer variety of programs designed to University School of Medicine. promote wellness and active living among Macon State students. He holds a master of Dr. Chris Summerlin sports science degree in sports management and coach- DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE ing from the United States Sports Academy. Summerlin will manage all aspects of the residence life Shawn Douglas program, including staff DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY selection, training, room AND CHIEF OF POLICE assignments, and the student Most recently police chief and housing application process. public safety director at Gordon He will also supervise daily College, Douglas has more than operations for the residence life office and emergency 20 years of law-enforcement after-hours procedures. Summerlin, who has previously experience. He holds a bachelor’s held residence life leadership positions at Darton and degree in criminal justice administration from the Shorter colleges, holds a PhD in higher education College of West Virginia and is a graduate of the leadership from Capella University. Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Savannah Regional Police Academy. Macon State Student Housing • Enrolled in at least 12 semester hours Additional details about these of courses in the regular curriculum eligibility requirements, as well as Eligibility Requirements • Between ages 18-26 general information about Macon Current or prospective students • In good academic standing State residence life, are available at interested in living in Macon State maconstate.edu/residencelife. • In good disciplinary and conduct student housing must be: standing Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 9 Center for Economic Analysis Grows with the Times by Sheron Smith Like many good ideas, this one came out of nowhere. Economics assistant professor Dr. Aleksander “Sasha” Tomic walked one day into the office of his colleague, Dr. Greg George, and said, “Let’s start a Center for Economic Analysis.” Barely pausing to think about it, George replied, “OK.” PHOTO BY MARYANN BATES Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, left, is shown outside City Hall with Dr. Greg George, center, Macon State associate professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Analysis, and Dr. Trip Shinn, professor of economics and the center’s associate director. George and Shinn are doing some data analysis for the mayor’s office. 10 MACON STATE TODAY PHOTO BY SHERON SMITH Shinn presented the regional economic forecast at a luncheon hosted last December by the Warner Robins Area Chamber of Commerce. [T] omic later moved on to another college, but George and another economics pro- fessor, Dr. Earl “Trip” Shinn, have kept Macon State College’s Center for Economic Analysis • Evaluating data to determine whether children participating in a Peach County after-school program are having more academic success; • Helping the state of Georgia determine the going and growing since its founding in 2005. effectiveness of an anti-drunk-driving initiative; Among other things, the center is involved in ongoing data analysis for the city of Macon to help • Running COMSTAR (the City of Macon Statistical its government operate more efficiently. And recently Tracking and Reporting program) for the mayor’s the center became an official feeder of regional office. The program is a comprehensive perform- economic information to the Federal Reserve Bank ance-based management program that continually of Atlanta. analyzes data from city departments and reports “It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy it,” Shinn said. “It findings directly through a web portal. feels like we’re starting to have an impact.” George said the center’s work with Macon Mayor The professors founded the center because they Robert Reichert is designed to help the city take a wanted to put their economics expertise to use in closer look at its various departments and find ways addressing issues affecting Central Georgia. Their to operate more efficiently. George and Shinn, who first gig was working with the Warner Robins modeled COMSTAR after a program in Baltimore Chamber of Commerce to produce economic called CitiStat, used the data they analyzed to help forecasts of Houston County. Reichert develop Macon’s 2009 strategic plan. In the years since, the center has taken on a While they continue their work with the city of variety of both pro-bono and grant-supported Macon, George and Shinn hope to take what they projects, including: have developed with COMSTAR and use it to help Article continues on page 12 w Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 11 Center for Economic Analysis continued from page 11 Macon State other Central Georgia cities. With the tough economy, there is likely to be no shortage of potential clients. Students Can “I think our niche is going to be Now Complete turning out analysis and evaluation IT Bachelor’s for municipalities,” George said. Degree Online The center’s most recent major project came about almost as a fluke. Students seeking a B.S. in information technology In fall 2009, George was showing Dennis P. now have the chance to complete the entire degree Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve program online. Bank of Atlanta, around Macon State’s School of Macon State College recently got the green light Business. Lockhart was on campus to give a speech on to begin offering all information technology courses in the nation’s economy, an event that drew more than the bachelor’s degree online. For students who have 400 people to the college’s Professional Sciences & completed the University System of Georgia’s core cur- Conference Center. riculum, this means they can finish Macon State’s Passing by a small office, George said, “That’s our bachelor’s degree in IT without coming to campus. Potentially, a student could complete the entire Center for Economic Analysis.” four years of the bachelor’s program online if he or she “We need to talk,” Lockhart said. takes advantage of the University System’s eCore. The Shortly afterward, the center and the School of eCore program allows students to take core curriculum Business were added as a Regional Economic courses – those generally completed in the freshman Information Network (REIN) affiliate with the Atlanta and sophomore years – in an online environment Fed. As part of that, the center put together a Middle (http://ecore.usg.edu/). Georgia Advisory Council made up of local business The greater impact, however, will likely be to the leaders. many working adults in Central Georgia who have George and Shinn periodically gather information taken classes over the years and have completed most, and insight from these leaders about the region’s eco- if not all, of the core curriculum. But, because of job or nomic health, then synthesize the data and feed it to the family obligations, they have not been able to take Fed, which uses such grassroots information to help set upper-division classes on campus to finish a bachelor’s monetary policy. degree in a timely manner. By offering all IT courses online, Macon State is giving them the opportunity to “What’s happening in (Central Georgia) economi- complete the bachelor’s degree in information technol- cally is often indicative of what’s happening in the ogy from the convenience of home. nation as a whole,” George said. “It’s exciting for the “This is an incredible opportunity for prospective center to be part of the process that provides vital or current students to complete their bachelor’s degrees information to the Fed.” in IT,” said Dr. Alex Koohang, dean of Macon State’s All of this work comes on top of their regular School of Information Technology. “There are many teaching loads, which means George and Shinn may working adults in Central Georgia who over time have have to limit how many additional projects the center finished or nearly finished the core curriculum, either at takes on. Macon State or another institution or perhaps through But both think their center work has made them eCore, but it is has been difficult for them to continue better economics professors. on with upper-division courses. Offering all the IT courses online should make it much more convenient “I’ve discovered all kinds of additional for many of those people.” resources of national and local The courses will continue to be offered on economic data,” Shinn said, “and I campus, too. For more information, visit www.maconstate. now use those in my classes.” edu/it/elearning.aspx or contact Dr. Terry Smith at email@example.com or 478-757-2699. For more information about the center, email Dr. Greg George at firstname.lastname@example.org. 12 MACON STATE TODAY Psych! MACON STATE’S NEWEST BACHELOR’S DEGREE [M] acon State College is adding a bachelor of science in psychology to its lineup of degrees focused on professional workforce needs. The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved the program – Macon State’s 18th bachelor’s degree – this spring. The new degree – typically one of the most popular majors in college – does not require any additional fac- ulty. Macon State expects an initial enrollment of 120 students pursuing the degree, which will become available this fall. “The field of psychology is wide open, and graduates of this program should have a great deal of flexibility in their career paths,” said Dr. Bill Upton, chair of the psychology and sociology department. “We are excited that Macon State students have another high-quality degree program to consider as they choose their majors.” The psychology degree offers concentrations in these career-focused areas: pre-clinical and counseling, psychology and law, and leadership and training. Graduates of the program will be equipped to immedi- ately begin careers in social service agencies, schools, mental health centers, substance abuse clinics, legal advocacy, public policy, government, human resources, business training, and other areas of business manage- ment. The program also prepares students for graduate study in clinical psychology, research psychology, law, and medicine. Learn more about the new B.S. in psychology or any of Macon State’s 18 bachelor’s degree programs at www.maconstate.edu/academics/bachelors.aspx. Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 13 PHOTO BY MICHAEL WILLIAMS The Robert A. Kelly File Originally From: Rhode Island. Lucky Break by Sheron Smith Family: Wife, Heather Copan; daughter, As Macon State grew, so did Dr. Bob Kelly’s career Cailin Copan-Kelly; son, Liam Copan-Kelly. Degrees: B.A., English, Providence College; M.A. and PhD, English, Louisiana State [I] n 1976, with his newly minted PhD in English from Louisiana State in tow, Dr. Bob Kelly drove from Baton Rouge to Georgia in an un-air-conditioned VW Bug to take a job at what was then Macon University. Junior College. Like many young academics of the day, he saw that first assistant professor’s job as a steppingstone to a university level position Career Highlights: Began in 1976 as an where he would have a light teaching load and plenty of time to write assistant professor of English at Macon – in his case, a book about one of his research specialties, author State. Became a full professor in 1990. Herman Melville. But when he arrived in Macon, he found a campus Named a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in teeming with energetic, creative faculty members – most just in their 1996. Served as chair of the humanities 20s and 30s – who were devoted to helping students succeed. Kelly division and, when Macon State underwent found the environment lively and stimulating, and teaching became a an academic reorganization in 2007, labor of love. He never made it to that university job, something he became the founding dean of the School of now considers a lucky break. As he retires this spring from his position Arts and Sciences. His articles and poetry as Macon State’s first dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Kelly can have appeared in Georgia Review, look back on a long, productive career in which he touched the lives of Dalhousie Review, Journal of Canadian thousands of students and literally helped transform a college. His Studies, and other publications. influence is everywhere, from the development of courses (such as the awesomely titled “Science, Poetry, and the Imagination”), to the Retirement Plans: Part-time teaching and recruitment of outstanding humanities faculty members, to the build- spending time with his wife in her native ing of bachelor’s degrees for the School of Arts and Sciences. He Canada, where they own some land. describes the years of the last decade as some of his most gratifying, as He Said It: “The future looks great for Macon State established itself as a four-year college and he rose to a Macon State College. To be able to leave a level of leadership he could not have imagined 34 years ago. In a sense, place a little bit better than you found it is a Bob Kelly and Macon State College grew up together. Without a doubt, good feeling.” both are the better for it. 14 MACON STATE TODAY The ‘System Man’ Moves On Macon State fiscal chief Levy Youmans The Levy G. Youmans, Jr. File ends a long University System career Originally From: Savannah. by Sheron Smith Family: Wife, Joan Youmans; daughter, Meredith [L] evy Youmans literally dug his career out of the garbage. He was two weeks from finishing his University of Georgia accounting degree when the Savannah firm where he had already Holland, and son-in-law, Rich Holland; son, Brandon Youmans, and daughter-in-law, Beth Youmans; two grandsons, Will and Sam. lined up a job ran into some financial trouble and yanked the offer. Reeling from disappointment, he went to class and Degrees: MBA, Georgia Southern University; happened to glance into the trash can, where he found a discard- BBA, accounting, University of Georgia. ed recruiting brochure for the Georgia Department of Audits. Career Highlights: Vice president for fiscal Youmans, who retires this spring as Macon State College’s vice affairs, Macon State; assistant vice chancellor for president for fiscal affairs, went on to build a 36-year career in management and audit advisory services, the public sector, first in state audits and then with the University System of Georgia; vice president, University System of Georgia. His first USG job was chief busi- Pattillo Metro Inc.; vice president for business and ness officer at what was then Emanuel County Junior College finance, Georgia Perimeter College; chief business (now East Georgia), followed by a series of high-ranking fiscal officer, East Georgia College; senior auditor, posts that included five years as an assistant vice chancellor. He Georgia Department of Audits. earned a reputation as a “system man” whose deep knowledge of USG business operations is much admired and probably unsur- Retirement Plans: Fishing at St. Simon’s; spend- PHOTO BY MICHAEL WILLIAMS passed. Over the course of his career, he mentored no fewer than ing time with family; part-time consulting work. eight people who went on to top fiscal positions at other He Said It: “I’m glad for the opportunity to finish University System schools. At Macon State, Youmans was instru- up my career at Macon State. This institution has mental in the college’s construction boom of the past decade come a long way, and its best years are still to and its transformation into one of the most picturesque and come.” well-kept campuses in Georgia. Though his heart sank when he saw how many campus trees the tornados of 2008 uprooted, he declared it a temporary setback and went about the business of restoring what was lost. Youmans built up and strengthened Macon State’s auxiliary services – bookstore, food services, etc. – and has kept the college on sound financial footing through the worst economy in decades. His parting gift is the business leadership role he played in acquiring student housing, the college’s next big milestone. As is the case on most campuses, the majority of Macon State students do not know who the head bean counter is. But Levy Youmans’s influence on the quality of their education has been immeasurable, just as it will be for generations of students to come. Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 15 Play Ball MACON STATE FIELDS ITS FIRST BASEBALL CLUB TEAM by Sheron Smith [J.P] . Mitchell missed playing baseball. A standout infielder at his high school, Trinity Christian in Dublin, Mitchell played a year at Brewton-Parker College Unlike varsity athletics, club teams are not completely financed by their schools and have no affiliation with NCAA conferences. Club sports, which many colleges and universities offer, differ from before transferring to Macon State in 2008. Although intramural athletics, however, in that club teams he knew the college offered no baseball of any kind, compete against club teams of other schools. not even pickup games in the fields on the north This spring, Macon State competed against club end of campus, Mitchell saw no reason it had to stay teams from Emory University, Furman University, that way. UT Chattanooga, and East Georgia College. The club’s That is how he became founding president of “home” field was at Macon’s Ed DeFore Sports Macon State’s first official baseball club. Complex. Many colleges without varsity sports find club “I knew there were probably a lot of teams a good way to create athletic rivalries with other guys here who love baseball and schools. It also gives students who competed in high would want to play,” said Mitchell, 20, school but were not necessarily college-level varsity a sophomore majoring in history. “We material the chance to keep playing. all wanted a chance to compete and Take Devon Crouse, 21, a Macon State sophomore have some fun, too.” majoring in business management. 16 MACON STATE TODAY Crouse played shortstop for the Westside High baseball team and thought his playing days were over once he graduated. “I love being part of the baseball club,” he said. “The competition is pretty good and it’s fun to travel.” Mitchell founded the baseball club as an affiliate of the National Club Baseball Association, a national governing body for collegiate club baseball. Like other approved college clubs, the baseball club receives funding from Macon State’s Student Life office, but it is not enough to pay for full uniforms and lodging for away games. To pay for those things, club members hold fundraisers (such as car washes) and pay dues. The club also gets ticket sale proceeds from each game. Also like other Macon State organizations, the baseball club is required to have faculty advisors. Math professors and baseball fans Dr. Steven Wallace and Dr. Jeremy Aikin agreed to serve as the advisors. They attend all the games in uniform, supervise club members on road trips, and help Mitchell, who is essentially the team’s player-coach. Also per Macon State rules, any student in good standing can become a member of the club without actually being a player. Active players have to try out to demonstrate they can play the game. Mitchell’s passion for organizing and maintaining the club has paid off. In 2009, the team placed second in the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Fall Invitational Tournament for club baseball teams. Early this spring, the club was playing in the NCBA Division 2 World Series and boasting more than 500 fans on its Facebook page. With the introduction of residence life to Macon State, baseball club fans are hoping the team’s success will lead to the development of other club sports and perhaps, eventually, a return to varsity athletics. As Crouse said, “I’d like to see the club as some- thing that, sports-wise, Macon State can build around.” History major J.P. Mitchell is the founding president of the baseball club. Photos by Maryann Bates The 2010 Macon State College Baseball Club Michael Avery Austin Duckworth J.P. Mitchell Jake Wood Advisors: Brandon Byram Patrick Goodman Kody Patrick Joey Wood Dr. Jeremy Aikin Devon Crouse Adam Hamlin Tyler Sailors Dr. Steve Wallace Daniel Daniels Joey Jones Kurt Thornburg Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 17 Student African American Brotherhood Offers Support to Young Black Men at Macon State by Sheron Smith [K] enneth Jordan is determined to beat the odds that so often seem stacked against young African American men. At age 26, he has left behind a past of hard chal- Jordan and about 15 other African American young men enrolled at Macon State are getting that encouragement and other forms of support through a new club called the Student African American lenges and some bad choices, including dropping out Brotherhood. of high school, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in busi- The club is affiliated with the African American ness at Macon State College. Male Initiative of the University System of Georgia, which is trying to address the lower levels of college “The past that I came from didn’t enrollment among black men as compared to other demographic groups. value education or think it was cool,” Although their numbers have been growing in Jordan said. “So when you make a recent years thanks to targeted initiatives, African decision that goes against what your American males made up just 8 percent of the com- peers are doing or saying you should bined enrollment of all 35 schools in the University do, the thing you need most is System as of fall 2008. encouragement.” 18 MACON STATE TODAY Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, founder of the national Student African American Brotherhood, talks to members of Macon State’s chapter at a recent training session. Advisors for the college chapter are Kevin Reid, Dr. David Fuller, Don Brown, Yolanda Dodson-Petty, and Ruth Hagemann. Photos by Sheron Smith For starters, three of the five club advisors are Currently, African American men make African American male faculty or professional staff up about 8 percent of Macon State’s members of Macon State. Their involvement gives club enrollment of 6,600. members something many of them have had little of: the influence of professionally successful African The well-chronicled reasons black men are so American men. underrepresented in higher education include lack of In fact, Jordan – who works full-time as a manag- academic preparation, fewer role models, and cultural er with the college’s custodial services contractor - said pressures. A recent USA Today article noted that edu- his decision to work toward a degree is due to the cators “describe a constant battle against two encouragement of club advisor Kevin Reid, Macon poisonous ideas: that black men can't succeed, or that State’s director of auxiliary services. if they do they are somehow less than genuine.” Darren Oliver, 24, a junior majoring in public At Macon State, the Student African American service, is president of Macon State’s SAAB chapter. He Brotherhood, or SAAB, is trying to address those agrees role models are important but he also points to issues in a number of ways that involve academic and the club’s other activities. Those include connecting social support. SAAB members to resources to help them succeed Article continues w Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 19 PHOTO BY SHERON SMITH Darren Oliver is the founding president of Macon State’s Student African American Brotherhood chapter. A public service major, his career goal is to become a school counselor. academically, manage their personal finances, and Student Support Services office and one of SAAB’s provide service to the community. advisors, said the percentage of African American males who graduate from Macon State within six years “We are a network of people who of their initial enrollment is “dismal,” about one or support each other,” he said. “It’s two percent. important that we work together Oliver wants to do his part to improve those and help each other so we don’t numbers, not just at Macon State but after he gradu- feel we are doing this alone.” ates. He hopes to become a school counselor and work one-on-one with students, including African American The ultimate goal of SAAB is to help attract more young men and boys. African American males to college and, once they are “I know personally how much it means to see there, help see them through to graduation. somebody who looks like you telling you what you Yolanda Dodson-Petty, director of the college’s need to do to succeed,” he said. For more information about Macon State SAAB, contact Darren Oliver at email@example.com or Yolanda Dodson-Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 MACON STATE TODAY M A CO N S TAT E CO L L E G E F O U N D AT I O N Extraordinary RESULTS 2009 ANNUAL REPORT Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 21 Dedicated to improving the lives of people in Central Georgia by enabling Macon State to achieve extraordinary results, the Macon State College Foundation has served its community and the College since 1969. Dr. David A. Bell President, Macon State College Macon State College Foundation Board of Trustees–2009 100 College Station Drive James B. Patton CHAIRMAN Macon, GA 31206-5145 Managing Partner and CEO, Patton Albertson & Miller, LLC (478) 471-2732 J. Blake Sullivan VICE CHAIRMAN Fax (478) 471-2846 President, Sullivan Forestry Consultants, Inc. www.maconstate.edu/foundation Mary S. Edenfield Gibbs SECRETARY Retired Office of Development and Alumni Affairs Levy G. Youmans, Jr. TREASURER Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, Macon State College Sue B. Chipman Associate Vice President Waddell Barnes, M.D. Retired Physician Beth T. Byers Director of Development David A. Bell President, Macon State College Wendy A. Clark Development Coordinator Charles W. Bishop Retired Carolyn A. Flanders Secretary Sue B. Chipman Executive Director, Macon State College Foundation Jessica L. Johnson Development Coordinator A. Donald Faulk, Jr. President and CEO, Central Georgia Health Systems Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens and The Medical Center of Central Georgia Amanda L. Neff Accounting Assistant F. Dewayne Foskey Owner and President, Children’s Friend, Inc. Evelyn B. Salter Development Services Coordinator Robert F. Hatcher, Jr. CEO, H2 Capital, Inc. Dwight C. Jones President, Ocmulgee Fields, Inc. Macon State College Foundation is a non-profit corpo- David S. Lanier Regional President, BB&T Mid-South Region ration committed to stewardship, integrity, excellence, Charlotte E. McMullan CPA, McMullan and McMullan, LLP philanthropy, education and advocacy on behalf of Stephen A. Reichert Retired Macon State College. With diligent and thoughtful direction from the Central Georgia leaders that Ronnie D. Rollins CEO, Community Health Systems, Inc. embody our volunteer Board of Trustees, the James A. Vaughn Attorney, Vaughn, Wright & Boyer, LLP Foundation supports Macon State’s mission by raising , Trustees Emeriti investing and distributing private dollars to help fund scholarships, classroom and campus enhancements, Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. President and CEO, MidCountry Financial Corporation faculty programs, staff initiatives, capital needs and Charles H. Jones † Former Chairman and CEO, Ocmulgee Fields, Inc. collaborative community projects. Buckner F. Melton Attorney, Sell & Melton, LLP College Support & Enhancement $500,000 1 million 1.5 million 2 million 2.5 million 3 million $678,414 $490,899 $397,415 $447,142 $473,827 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 $2,487,697 invested in 5 years This publication lists the individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations that made financial or in-kind contributions to the Macon State College Foundation for the period January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009. Great care was taken to ensure the accuracy of this report and any errors or omissions that may have been made are entirely unintentional. Please advise the Macon State College Foundation of corrections or changes by phone (478) 471-2732 or email email@example.com. 22 MACON STATE TODAY Macon State College Foundation Annual Report The Summit Society Donors whose cumulative lifetime gifts total $100,000 or more AT&T Foundation | Eugene Alvarez* | BB&T • David S. Lanier | The Billy and Bobby Stevens Foundation • Brenton P. Thurston | Central Georgia Health System • A. Donald Faulk, Jr. | Charles H. Jones Family Foundation | Cherokee Brick and Tile Company | City of Warner Robins | Coliseum Health System • P. Allen Golson | Mary A. & John D. Comer | Community Foundation of Central Georgia | E. J. Grassmann Trust • William V. Engel | Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. | Betsy & Robbo Hatcher | The James H. Porter Charitable Trust, SunTrust Bank • W. Stephens Lamb, Jr. | JET Fund of Community Foundation of Central Georgia | The Peyton Anderson Foundation, Inc. | Robins Federal Credit Union Board of Directors | SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia • James A. Manley, III | University System of Georgia 2009 Donors The Founders’ Society Donors who contribute $10,000 or more annually 13 WMAZ • Jeff C. Dudley | Eugene Alvarez* | The Billy & Bobby Stevens Foundation • Brenton P. Thurston | Boeing-Macon • Reed D. Morren | Cherokee Brick & Tile Company | Chris R. Sheridan & Co. • Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. | Coca-Cola Company • Jeff Shinholster | Community Foundation of Central Georgia | Community Health Systems • Sherri & Ronnie Rollins | E. J. Grassmann Trust • William V. Engel | Betsy & Robbo Hatcher | Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. | Houston Healthcare • Grady W. (Skip) Philips, III | The James H. Porter Charitable Trust • SunTrust Bank, W. Stephens Lamb, Jr. | Kaiser Permanente • Gloria Kemp | Macon Civic Club • Hughes Pinson | Parrish Construction Group, Inc. • Dave Cyr The President’s Circle Donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually GOLD CIRCLE: $5,000-$9,999 | Byrd & Company LLC • Mark Byrd | Mary A. & John D. Comer | Dixie Crow Chapter – AOC Educational Foundation | Flint Energies Foundation, Inc. • Carol Glasgow | GEICO • Shawn A. Burklin | JET Fund of Community Foundation of Central Georgia | MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union • Claude E. Garrett | Hansa & Manoj Shah | The Telegraph • George McCanless | University System of Georgia Foundation, Inc. | Wachovia Bank • Scott C. Sapp | One donor wishes to remain anonymous | SILVER CIRCLE: $2,500-$4999 | Burgess Pigment Company • Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. | The Elam Alexander Trust • J. Ellsworth Hall, III | Georgia Power Company • Thomas J. Wicker | Howard, Moore, McDuffie, P.C. • Samuel A. McDuffie | Jack’s Creek Tree Farm • Mark D. Batchelor | L. E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. • Melvin & Steve Kruger | Lamar Advertising • Chris Story | Larry W. Moore | Nottingham, Brook & Pennington, Inc. • Charlie E. Pennington | Rose & Anthony* Patti | Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. | SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia • James A. Manley, III | Wal-Mart Foundation • Brad Fisher | WGXA TV 24 • Keith True | Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation | Mr.* & Mrs.* Levy G. Youmans, Jr. | BRONZE CIRCLE: $1,000-$2,499 | 13WMAZ and Gannett Foundation | Albert J. Abrams* | Aramark Corporation • Erich H. Geiger | Armstrong World Industries, Inc. • Karl E. Christianson | Waddell Barnes, M.D. | Lynne & David* A. Bell | Bibb Erection/World Steel, Inc. • Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Parham | Butler Automotive Group, Inc. • G. Marshall Butler | Beth* & Bill Byers | Children’s Friend, Inc. • F. Dewayne Foskey | Sandra E. & Homer N. Childs | Sue* & Ron Chipman | Coliseum Health System • P. Allen Golson | Dr. Rebecca Corvey* | Cumulus Broadcasting • John Rodriguez | Steve Davis* | Roger G. Dixon* | Mary S. Donovan & John P.* Cole | William H. Epps, Jr. | Merry & Don Faulk | Barbara T. Frizzell* | Griffith Family Charitable Foundation • Benjamin W. Griffith, III | Mike Hale* | Mr. & Mrs. Jack Harshbarger | Information Distribution & Marketing, Inc. • Gary Martin | Myra* & Craig Jackson | Jackson Automotive Group • James L. Jackson, Jr. | Ralph A. Johnson | Alex A. Koohang* | Eleanor A. Lane | David S. Lanier | Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Leebern, Jr. | Macon State College School of Arts and Sciences | Macon State College School of Business | MaconPower • Daniel D. Gibson, Jr. | Charles R. Matson* | Mr. & Mrs. William M. Matthews | Lynn W. McCraney* | Charlotte E. & V. Fain McMullan | McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. | Dee B. Minter * | Monroe County Bank • William E. Bazemore, Sr. | Pam & Joe R. Nemec | Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC • Marlan L. Nichols | Mr. & Mrs. James B. Patton | Raymond A. Pippin | Pyles Plumbing & Utility Contractors, Inc. • S. Brent Pyles | Mr.* & Mrs. Jack H. Ragland | Stephen A. Reichert | Jo hn F. Rogers, Jr. | Dallas J. Roper & Christopher C.* Tsavatewa | Sam’s Club #8225 • Vondetta Raines | SCANA Energy Marketing, Inc. • Helen Stembridge | F. Tredway Shurling | Jimmy Spinks | Dr.* & Mrs. Jeffrey V. Stewart, III | Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Central Georgia • Denise P. Bickford | Dr. Varkey K.* & Mrs. Soosamma Titus | Trusco Capital Management • Doug Hickman | James A. Vaughn | Martha L. Venn* | Tim Vick* | Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1076 • Tracy Smith | Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #3750 • T. Jason Metts | Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #5482 • Damon Manning | Erin & William* Weaver | WMGT-TV • Derek Brown | Two donors wish to remain anonymous * Current or Retired Faculty and Staff † Deceased Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 23 The Blue and Gold Club Donors who contribute $100 to $999 annually | SCHOLARS’ CLUB: $500-$999 | Bruce A. Applewhite* | Armstrong Foundation • Janice E. Biagio | Central Bank of Georgia | Wendy A. Clark* | Combined Federal Campaign | Kevin S. Floyd* | Dr. Lorraine Pearsall Fox* & Dr. Joseph J. Popson, III* | Ashley E. Frizzell | Kay G. Gatins* | Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants Inc. • Thomas E. Driver | Charles W. Harnsberger * | Van & Terry Henderson | Hudson & Marshall • Ben G. Hudson | Harriet R. Jardine* | Jessica L. Johnson* | Dr. Harry G. McAlum* | Pella S. Murphy* | Mr. & Mrs. Randall L. Neff | Office Services Company of Macon, Inc. • Dana D. Heard | Tommy C. Olmstead | Blanche S. Presley* | Regions Bank • Hughes Pinson | Riverside Ford Lincoln Mercury • Terry Tiller | Stephen M. Rosenberg | Megan E. Salter | Patricia B. Simmons* | Vivian Simmons | SP Design Group • Larry N. Pope | Helen & Guy Starling | Nancy P. Stroud* | Debbie B. Thornley* | Ryan T. Tucker * | Colonel (USAF)(Ret.) Thomas W. Waugh* | Pamela J. & Charles H. Wysowski | One donor wishes to remain anonymous | HONORS CLUB: $100-$499 | Katherine D. Adams* | Virgil L. Adams | Connie E. Adkins* | Charlie F. Aiken* | Sharon B. Aiken* | Stephany S. Archibald* | Pamela Arlov* | Janet L. Arrington | Jeanette S.* & Marvin E. Arrington, Jr. | Emily M. Arthmann | Vivian E. Austin* | Dr. Donna P. Balding* | Barbara S. Ball | Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Bass | Oliver C. Bateman | Bates Roofing & Waterproofing, Inc. • Thomas H. Bates, Jr. | Eloise Beard | Jan C. Beeland | Sandra W. Bevill* | Denise & Alan Bickford | Angelica & Dr. David* Biek | Patricia A. Borck* | James M. Bouvia | Dr. Patrick S. Brennan* | Benetta & Michael Brown | The Honorable S. Phillip Brown | Karen B. Bryan* | Dr. Lynne B. Bryan* | Burgess Carpet Center, Inc. • Paul P. Ward | Jeff C. Burne* | Dr. Dan Callahan | Ron D. Carbon | Darlene D. Carson* | Yunsuk Chae* | Keith W. Charles | Adrienne Chatfield* | Debra K. Chavanne | Wini & Guy Cheatham | Carol S. Cheshire* | Gail B. Childress | Brian B. Chipman* | Erika C. Clark* | Commercial Furnishings, Inc. • Bruce Johnson | Clyde Conine* | Core Management Resources Group, Inc. • Tom O. Wagoner | Edward W. Corson* | Mary Irene Couch | Kelly J. Crawford | Manerva Z. Daniels* | Alicia Bailey David* | David L. Davis, Jr.* | Mr.* & Mrs. Parker F. Davis | Defense Management Associates, LLC • William E. Pitts | Marcella A. Diaz* | Priscilla T. Douglas | Janice & Ralph Drury | Rosemary B. Dumas* | Dunwody/Beeland Architects, Inc. • Eugene C. Dunwody, Sr. | Susan Durr, Ph.D.* | Margaret P. Easterlin* | The Easterlin Family | Dr. Ellis W. Evans, Sr. | Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. • Julie Groce | Carol E. Ferrell* | Carolyn A.* & Jack W. Flanders | James E. Floyd* | Dr. & Mrs.* Brad N. Ford | Marcia S. Freeman | Sirena S. Fritz* | Dr. & Mrs. David P. Fuller* | Judy C. Genone | Amy & Peyton Glore | Ed Gowen* | Nikki Graham* | Dr. G. Kathleen Grant* | Debbie A. Greene* | Nancy* & Steve* Greene | Cindy & Bill Gresham | Dorothy H. Grizzle | Ruth M. Hagemann* | Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP • J. Patrick Meyer, Jr. | Terry R. Hamilton* | Tom C. Harrison* | Martha S. Hartness | Dana & Milton Heard | William Hervey* | Rita M. Higgins | Dr. Chris Hill* | Sumitra Himangshu* | Brenda F. Hogan* | Jonnie K. Holloway | Alice A. House | Joan B. Huffman* | Dr.* & Mrs. Jack L. Hutcheson | Barbara E. Hutto* | Lynn Ingle* | Jackson Springs Garden Club • Nell B. Olliff | Connie L. Jenkins* | Annie & Frank Jones | June Dull Jones* | Dr. Violet R. Jones* | Jane B. Jossey | The Junior Woman’s Volunteer Network of Macon | KEG Realtors, Inc. • Kevin E. Greer | Dr. Sheree Keith* | Dr. Robert A. Kelly* | Alvester L. Kizzie | Teresa Kochera MSN, RN, PCCN* | Steven L. Kruger | Mark T. Lawler | Karmen J. Lenz* | Betsy Lerner & Kevin* Cantwell | M. Ann Levett* | Raymond J. Lightner* | Dee Lindsey* | Patti J. Little* | Laureen L. Lowman* | Ann E. Loyd* | Lt. Colonel Art S. MacDonald USAF (Ret.) | Shirley H. & James R.* Macklin | Macon Communications Inc. • John W. McCall | Richard L. Malone* | Dr.* & Mrs. Andrew M. Manis | Jeff A. Marshall* | Emogene M. Martin* | Marsha S. Massey | Dr. Debra Holmes Matthews* | Jean & Ed McDowell | Miriam J. McEver | Carol Willcox Melton* | Teri Miller* | W. Mark Mitchell | Dr. Larry Mobley* | Sheriff & Mrs. Jerry Modena | Beth & Charles Moore | Mary K. Morris* | Holly T. Morrison* | Gail & Clay* Morton | Benita K. Muth* | R. Anthony Narsing* | Nextran Corporation • David Bennett | Ulysses Oates, Jr. | Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Ogburn, Jr. | Harry G. Papagan* | Robin C. Parkerson* | Judy A. Parks* | Mary M. Parrish* | Kim & Terry Paulk | Dr. & Mrs. Rush Abbott Peace | Renee Pearman* | Cameron Pennybacker | Billy Wayne Perry | Lt. Colonel Mark W. Pierce* | William E. Pitts | Bob Polhamus | Dr.* & Mrs. Michael W. Poole | David A. Portwood | Mary Jo B. Purser* | Sherree M. Quackenbush | Carolyn K. Rath* | Mr. & Mrs. Albert P. Reichert, Sr. | Theresa & Donald Rhodes | Laila J.* & W. Allen* Richman | Liz Riley* | Jimmie A. Robertson* | Naomi Robertson* | Patricia Rodriguez | Linda & Gary Rogers | William C. Rooks | Vince J. Rossano | Versie J. Rouse* | Jeannie S. Ruggerio* | Frank E. Ryerson, III* | Vickie J. Ryles | Patti W. Sadosky* | Terry Sanders* | Starlar L. Sanford* | Santee Partners LP • John Houser | Loleta D. Sartin* | John A. Saunders, Jr. | Tom R. Sawicki* | Nanette B. Sayles* | Securian • Chris Greene | Margaret A. Shannon & Stephen W.* Taylor | Laurie J. Shaw* | Dawn A. Sherry* | Trip Shinn* | Mrs. William P. Simmons | David S. Sims* | Debra Slagle* | Sheron Smith* | Terry J. Smith* | William B. Smith | Southern Trust Insurance Company • John Houser | Southland Waste Systems of Georgia • Palmer N. Rolfes | Dr. R. Spaid* | Dolores L.* & Martin E. Sparrow, Jr. | Specialty Power Windows • Robby Whitehead | Richard S. Spiers* | Dr.* & Mrs. E. Michael Staman | Brian J. Stanley* | State Farm Insurance • Eddie Causey | State Farm Insurance • Larry L. Cowart | Courtney C. Stephens* | Thomas E. Stevens* | J. Michael Stewart* | Alan A. Stines* | Barbara & Larry* Stinson | Gayle E. Stokes* | Summit Commercial Services, Inc. | Eric L. Sun* | Surgical Associates • Dr. Virgle W. McEver, III | Bethany L. Sutton | Amy & Troy Tarpley | Benjamin B. Tate* | Cheryl & Jim Taylor | TeleDevices 24 MACON STATE TODAY Macon State College Foundation Annual Report • Chet Lowe | Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Temple | Lucille Lewis Thomas | Darrell W. Thompson* | Lauren Bowen Train* | Menlia M. & Robert T.* Trammell | William E. Upton* | Diane S. Vann | Vasile & Associates, Inc. • Tony Vasile | David A. Vogel* | Lynn D. Waits* | Xubo Lily Wang* | Jim H. Wansley | Mary* & Jay Wearn | Genevieve* & Emory Whitaker | Donna G. White* | Joseph M. White, Jr.* | Jerry L. Williams* | Martha A. Wilson* | Dr. Mary D. Wilson* | Carey Wimberly* | Dr. Mary Dwyer Wolfe* | Janet* & Paul Woods, Jr. | Edra S. Wrye | Dr. N. C. Yang* | Youmans Chevrolet • George E. Youmans, Jr. | Monica M. Young-Zook* | Eleven donors wish to remain anonymous Annual Campaign FRIENDS: Contributions of $1-$99 annually | Abbott Laboratories Fund • Roy Kaplan | Patricia B. Allrid | Bobbye W. Anderson | Susan* & Jimmy* Anderson | Jan Andrews | Wanda J. Andrews | Jill M. Armstrong | Tina K. Ashford* | AT&T Foundation Matching Gift Program | Marsha C. Baisden | Julia & Cecil Baldwin, Jr. | Angela D. Balkcom | Teresa Y. Ballard | Jacqueline B. Barnes | Julie Barnes* | Annette L. Barnette | James A. Bass | Gilbert J. Bateman | Paul R. Beliveau | Jennifer R. Bell | Maritza Bell-Corrales* | Maureen T. Bennett | Crystal Brooke Bentzel | Beverly H. Bergman* | Jessica N. Berryhill* | Betty K. Bickford | Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Bill | Carol L. Bird* | Sylvia H. Black | LaShonda N. Blake | Carol J. Bloodworth* | G. Michele Bloodworth | Boeing Gift Matching Program • Roy Kaplan | Gerry Hall Bolen | Cherie L. Boston | Earl J. Bowen | K. Gayle Braden | Jana P. Bradshaw | Dottie B. Brady | Mildred L. Brantley | Heather L. Braun* | Mary W. Brigmond | Ervin Briones* | Gaston A. Brouwer * | Don K. Brown* | Elizabeth S. Brown | Melanie J. Brown* | Thelma J. Brown | Patricia Ann Buck | Jerry E. Buller | Jerry K. Bunch* | Nancy M. Bunker * | Jerry L. Burkett | Barbara K. Burns | Jeffrey D. Burson* | Mr. & Mrs. Ron J. Burwell | Patrick L. Butts | Emmy Callis | Khadene Campbell* | Mary L. Carithers | Ann H. Carpenter | Tina C. Carreker * | Sharon W. Case | Louis M. Castellano | Cristina S. Catlett* | Derrick M. Catlett* | Nicole L. Centers | Sydney H. Chalfa* | F. Dennis Chance | Dr. Kelli Cheng* | Philip M. Cheshire | Mary A. Chesna | Bebe P. Chrismon | C. Bruce Clark | Loretta A. Clayton* | Towana E. Clements | Glenda M. Cobb | Anne D. Cofield | Thomas E. Cole | Michael D. Coley | Sharon E. Colley* | Gerald D. Collins | Lisa G. Collins* | Tammie W. Collins | Cindy Morris Cook | Linda W. Cooper * | Renee Marie Corwine | Dolores M. Couch | Mr. & Mrs. Dean C. Cowart | Teri D. Crawford* | N. Ruth Culp* | Marilu Z. Daniel | Svenia Daniel | Stephanie G. Davidson | Bobby E. Davis | Darren M. Davis | Helen B. Davis | Jacquelynne E. Davis | Paula H. Davis | Donna Andrews Dawson | Elizabeth J. Dawson | Lise K. Dayan | M. Elaine Deal | Valerie H. Deal | Estella M. Dennard* | Charlotte A. Donaldson | Josie L. Doss* | Bill Douglas | Crista H. Dracos | Carl M. Dudley* | Geoff G. Dyer * | Karen M. Easler | Kenneth A. Eck* | Kathy L. Eckert | B. Darrell Edge* | Whitney C. Elmore, Ph.D.* | Christina N. Evans | Amett A. Farley | Lynn C. Faulkner | Willie L. Fearn, Jr. | Fish Port • W. Roy West | Siobahn J. Fisher * | Florence’s Boutique • Florence Simpson | Priscilla L. Floyd | Thomas W. Flythe | Brenda H. Ford* | Ann W. Ford | Rorie E. Fore | Jacqueline Forney | Dianne C. Fortson | Ken R. Fortuna | Wanda Foster | Lekeya Rayshon Foston | Patricia B. Fountain* | W. Craig Fowler | Catherine D. Frost* | Terri N. Frye | John B. Fyke | Lyn M. Gabriel* | Nancy L. Gadarowski | Dr. Greg George* | Mary S. Edenfield Gibbs | Dennis Glover | Brigitte M. Graham | Martha Grant | Robin J. Grant* | Robinette Gray | Wanda M. Green* | Betsy A. Griffin | Tiffany L. Griffin | Yvonne B. Griffin | Victoria F. Guarisco* | Laura E. Guglani* | Doug P. Haake | E. Lafayette Hanson* | Shonda D. Harden | Debra J. Harmon | Tom W. Harrell, Jr. | Dr. Susan J. Harrington* | K. C. Harris* | Linda A. Harris | Trevia L. Harris* | Bernice Hart* | Jo Ann W. Hartley | Melinda D. Hartley | Dianne J. Hattaway | Susan J. Haymore | Susan E. Headley* | Erma Heard* | Julia B. Heggs | M. Edward Helms | Carolyn M. Herrington | Fred Hill* | Wanda N. Hill | Tina M. Hinsey | James H. Hinson* | James H. Hitchcock, Jr. | Annette E. Holcomb | Lynn H. Holder | Vickie Lynn Holder | Cordelia D. Holliday | Anise C. Hollingshead | Blane J. Hollingsworth* | Katha J. Holsey | Jill & Olivon Holston | Joyce A. Holt* | Gloria G. Hood | Jessica M. Hood | Benjamin J. Horne | Dr. Chris Hornung* | Rick L. Hosler | Barbara C. Hudson | Huffman Barnettte & Associates LLC • Annette L. Barnette | Pam & Norman Ingram | Larry G. Israel* | Milton R. Ivery, Sr.* | Angela & Jim Ives | Angelica R. Jackson | Bart W. Jackson | Mittie T. Jackson | Patricia T. Jackson | Jeremy R. James | Lisa E. Jamison | Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 25 Matt Jennings* | Brae V. Johnson* | Dawn M. Johnson | G. Paul Johnson* | Lisa Bledsoe Johnson | Barbara J. Jolley* | Allison M. Jones | Jennifer A. Jones* | Michelle L. Jones | Pamela F. Jordan* | Ashley M. Joyce | Rhonda D. Kelley | Hans C. Kemmler | Allison M. Kerr * | Dr. Victoria Khiterer | Kimberly Hillock | Molly C. Kimsey* | Debra L. King | Deborah & Kenneth Kitchens | Louis B. Klam* | Gail Ann Kline | Kirby Kale Kump | Letitia L. Langley* | Jae F. Lanier | Mary H. Lanier * | Rebecca S. Lanning* | Lynda T. Lasseter | A. D. Laster | Christine A. Lastinger | Sarah E. Laurita | Barbara M. Lawson | Debra G. Leclair * | Wanda Y. Ledden | Becky R. Lee | Clinton B. Lewis | Kenneth E. Lindsey | Vickie R. Lindsey | Georgette Lipford | Bonnie A. Little | Sandy Little-Herring* | Pat E. Lowe | Autumn & Gerald* Lucas | Karen J. Lucas | Sylvia S. Lucas | Mary M. Lunde | Dr. Vicki Luther * | Alisa M. Madden | Anna H. Mancilla* | Rosalind M. Manson | Jennifer L. Mapp | Sakina B. Marks* | Mr. & Mrs.* Robert Marshall | Tori G. Martens | Wanda W. Maxwell-Middleton | Jamie D. Mayhew | Evelyn G. McCain | Louise A. McClung | David McConico, Jr. | Amy D. McCorkle | Melissa J. McCoy | Charlotte J. McCuen* | Dot McMillan, R.D.H. | Syldia J. McNeal | Mr. & Mrs. Mortimer F. Meadors | Mary D. Mears* | Medical Accounting Services, LLC • Alicia T. Meeks | Kathy T. Melton* | Brittny S. Melvin* | Mary A. Miller | Ashley L. Minshew | Sara C. Mitchem | Barry J. Monk* | M. Wade Moore | Sue Anne Morris | Keith H. Moxley | Daphne L. Murchison* | Muriel L. Murphy | Lori F. Murray | National Exterminating Co., Inc. • Roger Hegwood | Amanda L. Neff * | Robert Brandon O’Nan | Martha S. O’Neal | Dr. & Mrs. John O’Shaughnessey | David E. Owen | Randy M. Pate | Nalini K. Pattanaik* | John Pattillo* | Charles E. Payton | Perennial Garden Club • Gena O’Shaughnessey | Melton H. Pereski | Linda S. Perry | Barbara A. Petersdorff | Nina S. Peterson | Yolanda Petty* | Kimberly C. Phillips | Susan M. Phillips* | Kimberly A. Pickens* | Piedmont Community Bank • Drew Hulsey | Polly A. Pike | Renee S. Pilzer | Alice K. Pitts | Angela J. Pitts | Lillian K. Pluta | David E. Pope | Bobby B. Powell | Brenda F. Price* | Margaret C. Proctor | Elizabeth Reed Puckett | Debbie E. Queen | Tommie R. Rainwater * | Ruth G. Ray | S. Amanda Register * | Chris M. Reid | Virginia K. Remick | Lillian T. Rice | Jennifer L. Richter | Leesa H. Rickman | Marvin M. Riggins | F. Diane Roberson | Reginald Russell | R. Ann Ryals | Richard C. Sager * | Evelyn B. Salter * | E. Ted Samples, Sr. | Gloria G. Sampson | Juliane Santiago* | Jo Ann Saxon* | Mariella J. Schnable | Walter A. Schnedeker | Marc J. Schwerin | Dr. Sharon S. Seay* | Malav Shah* | Jane G. Shell* | Shamani J. Shikwambi | Melissa F. Shiver | Cheryl A. Sibert* | Travis Vincent Simmons | Ruthy & Martin Slann | Elsie Chaffin Smith | John D. Smith | Nicole D. Smith | Stephanie D. Smith | Pamela T. Sorrells | Debbie & Grier Sowell | Marina B. Spears* | Martha F. Spisso | Erma H. Stevens* | Esterine H. Stokes | Larry M. Stout | Jonas M. Strecker * | Rebecca H. Suddeth* | Keri Rebecca Sutton | Vanessa Byers Svensson | Carol C. Taylor | Whitney M. Tedder | Lesley A. Terrell | Michelle M. Terrell | Sheila G. Terry | Sandra S. Tharpe | Leon E. Thomas | Tommy O. Thomas* | Laura E. Thomason* | David W. Thompson* | Daniel Thompson | Scott W. Trantham | Carol Ann Treible* | Cheri Turner | Summer R. Turner | Teresa L. VanHorne | Steven W. Veader | Marie R. Villagomez | Ann Q. Vinson | Londa M. Walker | Monique L. Walker * | Rebecca Walker | R. Walton | Benita D. Washington | Mary Lee Sell Watts | Jim W. Webber, III | Thomas A. Wells | W. Roy West | Joann S. Whatley* | Margaret L. Wheeler * | Kelly D. Whiddon* | Audrey D. White | Virginia B. White | Carolyn E. Whitt | Brenda B. Wilkinson* | Roland Willequer * | Donald E. Williams | Deanna R. Williamson | Glenda R. Williamson* | Gary W. Wilson | Ryan J. Wilson* | Michael E. Winget, Jr. | David E. Wittenberg | Gloria A. Wonnum* | Margo A. Woodham* | Sara J. Worley* | Jeffery W. Yarber | Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Yates, Jr. | Kimberly M. Yetter * | Tyler Clarence Yoder | Daniel U. Zaenglein | Matthew A. Zimmerman* | Twenty-six donors wish to remain anonymous Gifts in Memory of… | Dr. David R. Adams | Caleb Michael Archibald | A. Emmett Barnes, III | James T. Bass, Jr. | Marilyn M. Beard | Evelyn Toler Bickford | Alexandra Helene Biek | Vera L. Bonner | James R. Couch, Jr. | Kathryn and Walter Davis | Mary Jo Evans | E. J. Hancock | William Nunnelley Hill | Phyllis E. Hinsey | Jack Hunnicutt | Charles H. Jones | Kaitlyn Paige Thornley | Claudine B. McInnis | John Malcolm McMullen | Dolores R. Moseley | Anna M. Nemec | Jay Ragland | Jason H. Rowland | Jacqueline S. Scott | Bobbye B. Singley | Dr. Gwendolyn Sell Sorrell | Dr. Edward L. Stevens | Larry K. Stirewalt | Nell Stokes | Lois and Spartan Taylor | Jennings L. Thomas | Michael Sean Thomas | Gifts in Honor of… | Waddell Barnes, M.D. | Julie Bouvia | Tiffany Bouvia | Sydney Chalfa | Sue B. Chipman | Mary and John Comer | John Dennis | Ben, Sam and Nicolas Diaz | Dr. Bill Elieson | Leah English | Dr. Barbara T. Frizzell | Madeline and Boone Fyke | Andrew, Alex and Caroline Genone | Amanda Lenora Green | Linda L. Green | Harriet Ross Jardine | Ansley and Griffin Miller | Marguerite Sechrist | Nancy and Scott Sell and Family | Mattie “Muh” Snelling | Dr. Martha A. Wilson 26 MACON STATE TODAY Macon State College Foundation Annual Report Consolidated Statement Year ended December 31, 2009 of Activities Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Revenues, Gains and Other Support Contributions $292,229 $227,914 $222,506 $742,649 Contributed services 25,225 - - 25,225 Investment income, net 150,144 9,044 - 159,188 Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments 852,800 164,734 - 1,017,534 Net realized loss on sale of land held for investment - (4,061) - (4,061) Property reimbursement - 27,796 - 27,796 1,320,398 425,427 222,506 1,968,331 Net assets released from restrictions Restrictions satisfied by payments 486,094 (486,094) - - Total Revenues, Gains and Other Support 1,806,492 (60,667) 222,506 1,968,331 Expenses Program services Scholarships 161,068 - - 161,068 College support and enhancement 473,827 - - 473,827 634,895 - - 634,895 Supporting services Foundation administration 53,068 - - 53,068 Fundraising 76,522 - - 76,522 129,590 - - 129,590 Total Expenses 764,485 - - 764,485 Change in Net Assets 1,042,007 (60,667) 222,506 1,203,846 Net Assets - Beginning (654,278) 565,873 6,306,082 6,217,677 Net Assets - Ending $387,729 $505,206 $6,528,588 $7,421,523 Consolidated Statement These statements are excerpts from an independent audit of the financial records of Macon State College Foundation, Inc. The audit was conducted by Howard, Moore & McDuffie, P. C. A complete report is available in the December 31, 2009 of Financial Position Macon State College Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Liabilities and Net Assets Assets Liabilities Cash and cash equivalents, Accounts payable $51,462 unrestricted $9,087 Scholarships payable 85,372 Cash and cash equivalents, Accrued interest payable 425 restricted 478,559 Note payable 120,000 Certificates of deposits 204,256 Total Liabilities 257,259 Interest receivable 653 Acccounts receivable 3,670 Net Assets Unconditional promises to give, net 185,445 Unrestricted Cash surrender value Undesignated (12,271) of life insurance 36,395 Designated 400,000 Investments 6,454,895 Temporarily restricted 505,206 Land held for investment 305,822 Permanently restricted 6,528,588 Total Net Assets 7,421,523 Total Assets $7,678,782 Total Liabilities and Net Assets $7,678,782 Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 27 2009-2010 Scholarships Awarded Presidential Scholars Charles H. Jones Family Amanda L. Phillips Hattie Elizabeth PATHWAYS Foundation Presidential Sarah Elaine Poupard Wilder Endowed Laura S. Garner Erika Lynn Fawbush Marshall C. Rhoades Catherine Rondo Sands Victoria Keilandra Herriott Shealey Renae Stafford Sarah E. Ver Steeg Coca-Cola Presidential Aaron Michael Taube James R. Couch Amanda Lynne Hammonds Rory Andrew Taylor Memorial Nursing Phi Theta Kappa Sparbel Jan Marie Turner Justine C. Duru Amanda Rae Causey James T. Bass, Jr. Memorial Presidential Billy Lee Kimbrel Memorial Jay Ragland Memorial Respiratory Therapy Lila Helena Castellano Endowed Katie Elizabeth Land Samantha Jade Szilagyi Rebecca Perkins Giles Andrell Denise Taylor Macon State College Jo Hammond Memorial Foundation Presidential Bobbye B. Singley Memorial Elizabeth Lois Wilson Shah Family Education Vallie Byron Collins Eric Clifton Davis Elisa Veronica Acevedo Rebecca A. Holcomb Joan B. Huffman Women’s Moises Beltran, Jr. Matthew O’Gorman Community Foundation Caucus Victoria Keilandra Herriott Taylor Shaun Phelps of Central Georgia Laura S. Garner Erin Kristina Lewis Megan Christine Seyl Katie Elizabeth Land Sarah E. Ver Steeg Kimberly Paige Walker Joe E. Timberlake, III David R. Adams Memorial Endowed Sharon McManus Memorial The Peyton Anderson Scholarship in Information Katie Elizabeth Land Angela Lyn Wampler Foundation Endowed Technology Presidential Akil J. Brooks John B. Harris Memorial Stephen R. Portch Faatima Ally Catherine Rondo Sands Study Abroad Endowed Joshua A. Deaton Dixie Crow Chapter-AOC Melinda Sue Cook Jaimie Lynn Pearson Educational Foundation The Junior Woman’s Lance S. Reid Mitchel R. Wachtel William Stanley Blunk Volunteer Network Brian Matthew Lee of Macon Endowed Tsavatewa-Roper Health Tiffany Elaine Richards Laura S. Garner and Human Services Vincent C. Vinson Marissa Bess Cody Kaiser Permanente Nursing 13WMAZ/Gannett Sondra Lynn Wiseniske Amanda Kourtney Floyd University System Foundation Emory Greene Memorial of Georgia Foundation Natalie Ann Dismuke Louise Y. Lockhart Kody A. Stewart Rhonda DeAnn Spillers Catherine Rondo Sands Addie Taylor Evelyn Toler Bickford Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Foskey Endowed Macon Business and Memorial of Georgia Foundation Erica Rae Droese Professional Women’s Club Navatni Shantrel Webb Mary Beth Frances Setsuko Amanda Kourtney Floyd McConnell Anna M. Nemec Memorial William Anthony Andrew Flint Energies Foundation Macon State College Edwards Jack Hunnicutt Memorial Foundation Study Abroad Andrew David Gutkowski Tracey Dione Baker Bill Elieson Scholarship Kimberly Ann Hall William A. Edwards for Excellence in Information Patrick Scott Lippert Carrie Ann Ginest Technology Sarah M. Pak Rebecca Leighann Kidd Scholarships Luther James Hall, Jr. Rebecca Lynn Swartz Amber Marie Pike Kristen Carol Thompson Justin Martel Williams The Billy and Bobby Stevens Foundation Gail Burdsall Cowan Mamie Scarborough Emily Marie Allmond Gloria Jean Warren Burney Memorial Nursing Dustyn James Archer George F. Mayer Memorial Gloria Jean Warren Cody Miller Avant Heather N. Clance Kalie Taylor Matthews McNair, McLemore, Samantha J. Crawford Middlebrooks & Co., LLP Georgia Power Kyndal B. Foster Elizabeth Lois Wilson Nashiba LaToria Brown Chad Ellis Gainey Kelsey R. Wade Victoria Alexandra Horton MidSouth Federal Joshua Mark Ivey Credit Union Gwendolyn Sell Sorrell Wesley James Martin Ruth Ann Ferrell Cline Study Abroad Gabriel C. Partain Ryan John Patrick Rivard Devereaux Amber Lindsey M A CO N S TAT E CO L L E G E F O U N D AT I O N A N N U A L R E P O R T 28 MACON STATE TODAY Macon State College Foundation Annual Report PHOTO BY MARYANN BATES Lasting Gift by Wendy Clark Retired history professor and Marine Corps veteran Dr. Eugene Alvarez establishes scholarship [E] Scholarship. arlier this year, the Macon State College Foundation announced the establishment of the Eugene Alvarez, PhD, Endowed bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD, all in history. In 1973 he joined the faculty of what is now Macon State, where he remained for 22 years before retiring as a full professor. Alvarez, a Macon State professor emeritus of “Macon State College is proud to call Gene one of history, created the endowment to recognize and our own,” President David A. Bell told the crowd of encourage the pursuit of education by honorably current and former faculty, staff, alumni, and friends discharged members of the United States Marine at an event to honor Alvarez. “As a Marine, historian, Corps. author, and educator, Gene has made an impact on the A highly decorated U.S. Marine, who served in the lives of many. Today we recognize him as a philanthro- Korean War and two tours as a drill instructor at pist, and gratefully acknowledge his generous gift, one Parris Island, Alvarez earned a high-school-equivalen- that will benefit Macon State students in perpetuity.” cy diploma and began his college career during his For information on establishing a scholarship military service. Just seven years after his honorable through the Macon State College Foundation, visit discharge in 1959, he had earned an associate’s, www.maconstate.edu/ foundation/scholarships/. Wendy Clark is development coordinator for Macon State College. Spring 2010 MACON STATE TODAY 29 Re-Leaf Macon State The Foundation Raises Funds to Restore the Campus Botanical Gardens by Jessica Johnson [T] wo years ago a massive storm system hit Georgia’s midstate. The aftermath was devastating, leaving few residents unaffected. Macon State College was no exception. Though only one academic building suffered major damage, 90 percent of the campus tree canopy was lost, and the once magnificent Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens were nearly wiped out. The Macon State College Foundation is turning the loss into an exciting opportunity with the launch of the Re-Leaf Macon State Campaign to restore the botanical gardens. Funds raised during the campaign will be used to complete three phases of the gardens: restoration of the tree canopy, completion of the gardens around the academic buildings, and annual tree care and maintenance. While the campus remains a beautiful place, the campaign’s goal is to restore the unique landscape that inspired students and faculty and strengthened the character and value of Macon State in the community. For more information about the Re-Leaf Macon State Campaign, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at (478) 471-2732. Jessica Johnson is development coordinator for the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens at Macon State. This is what the portion of campus behind the Student Life Center looked like in the immediate aftermath of the May 2008 tornados. 30 MACON STATE TODAY Macon State College Foundation Annual Report Supported by the Re-Leaf Campaign, Macon State is beginning to restore the campuswide Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens. Photo by Shannon Archibald Campaign Cabinet David S. Lanier Palmer N. Rolfes Joan B. Huffman CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN CORPORATE GIFTS DIVISION MAJOR GIFTS DIVISION Regional President, Mid-South Municipal Services Manager, Retired Macon State Region, BB&T Southland Waste Systems of Georgia College Faculty Waddell Barnes, M.D, Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. Jan C. Beeland LEADERSHIP GIFTS DIVISION INDIVIDUAL GIFTS DIVISION HONORARY CHAIRMAN Retired Physician President, Chris R. Sheridan Director of Marketing, & Co. 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