Donor Recognition

Donor Recognition

Alumnus adds unrestricted endowment gift to annual scholarships
Alex Gregory, ’78 and ’79, just keeps on giving. An annual scholarship donor for the past nine years, Gregory has added an unrestricted endowment donation to the Georgia College & State University Foundation as part of its “Pillars for the Future: Campaign to Sustain Excellence.”
Nursing students benefit from scholarship donation
A long-time member of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees has donated funds to endow the Dr. Samual and Mrs. Ellen S. Goodrich Scholarship for nursing.
Textbook Example: Professor turns personal success into generous spirit
“When you invest in students,” said Dr. Ken Saladin, professor of biological and environmental science, “especially our top notch students, you’re helping someone who will give back in a similar fashion in their own careers. So, I think the investment becomes magnified in that way.”
Couple establishes the Wilson Presidential Scholarship
Stan and Debi Wilson credit Georgia College for their success in the classroom and in life. Their $100,000 donation will create an endowment, which annually will provide scholarship support for incoming Georgia College students.
Donation to support English department activities
Milledgeville Realtor Lynda S. Banks has established the William Wright Banks Sr. Endowment for English at Georgia College in honor of her late husband. Both attended Georgia College.
Donation to assist history, English majors
Thomas “Tad” W. Brown Jr., chair of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees, and his wife Mary Kay Brown, have established an endowed scholarship for students majoring in English and/or history at Georgia College.
Students to benefit from Burgess Scholarship
Malcolm S. Burgess Jr., President and Chairman of the Board of the Burgess Pigment Company, has established an endowed scholarship for Georgia College students, supporting a university priority set by President Dorothy Leland.
Changes at Georgia College bring $1 million donation
The change at Georgia College & State University from a regional public college to the state’s designated public liberal arts university caught the attention of Georgia College alumna Martha Daniel Newell and prompted her gift of $1 million to the university.
Alumni bequeaths $735,000 to Georgia College
Georgia College received a gift of $735,000, a bequest given by alumna Miss Emily Myrtice Lynch (1909-2007). A woman who exemplified the ideals of life-long learning, this generous bequest will endow a scholarship that bears her name. This ensures that she will be remembered for future generations and that students will continue to learn on her behalf.
Jean Crittenden "Critt" Morris, class of 1950, is there to help
Growth toward potential are the first words that come to mind as I describe my experiences as a student at Georgia College. The discipline we learned in a nurturing environment helped us grow toward our potential and mature into confident young women.
Why becoming a planned gift donor matters
Julie Massey Jenkins, '85, decided to give a charitable estate gift to Georgia College because of the well-rounded education she received.
The gift of a lifetime
She established the Jane Haddock Endowed Scholarship in 1988 in honor of her 50th reunion year. This scholarship awards full tuition to a Georgia College student who shows promise as a scholar. She wanted it to be something that would be valuable to the recipients. Miss Jane has managed to meet all her scholarship recipients except one.
Family establishes scholarship
The family of Herman Hall, including three daughters who earned degrees at Georgia College, has established a scholarship in his name to benefit future Georgia College students with financial needs. The $50,000 gift pledge to the foundation for the Herman Hall Endowed Scholarship fund recognizes the Hall family’s lifelong commitment to the belief that higher education opens the door to opportunity.
Professor provides far-sighted gift
A father’s love for astronomy prompted Dr. Doug Pohl, professor of chemistry, to donate funds to enable Georgia College to buy a telescope for its new observatory atop the expanded Herty Hall.
Alumnus establishes scholarship to encourage aspiring teachers
Some Georgia College students pursuing a teaching career will have an easier time affording their higher education because of Foundation Trustee Bill Jones, ’86, and his scholarship opportunity.
Dr. John Sallstrom’s vast actions greatly shaped Georgia College and the community
It was in Sept. 1967 that the teaching window of opportunity opened for Dr. John Sallstrom. You could say that it was his destiny as both of his parents were teachers, but more notably, it was his passion for learning that drove him toward teaching. He enjoyed learning by interacting with students. It was this desire for knowledge and a deep concern for others that would transform his labors into great achievements at Georgia College and in the community.
Dr. Maidana Nunn on orchestrating the perfect balance between giving and volunteering
A deep love of music and a strong desire to ease the burden of expenses for college students inspired Dr. Maidana Nunn ’57 to open her heart and provide a $25,000 endowed fund for Georgia College music students, known as the Dr. Maidana Nunn ’57 Scholarship. The scholarship is part of a matching grant for the university’s 125th Anniversary Scholarship Campaign where endowed scholarships are matched from $10,000 to $25,000.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College & State University, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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