During 2012, alumnus Alex Gregory, who holds two master’s degrees from Georgia College and has served for more than 20 years as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Mike Mansfield Award, presented by The Japan-America Society of Georgia. The award honors former Ambassador Mansfield’s efforts in fostering good will between Japan and the United States. Currently, Gregory serves as chairman of YKK Corporation of America’s board of directors and president and CEO of the Marietta-based company.
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.
Malcolm S. Burgess Jr. “When President Leland told me how important it is for the university to have more scholarship funds to award the best students, I wanted to support her and the university,” Burgess said. “Georgia College helps us keep Georgia’s best and brightest students right here in Georgia, and these scholarships will help the university prepare its students for leadership roles in their professions and in their communities.”
Burgess has been a member of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees for the past eight years and currently chairs its investment committee and sits on the executive committee. In 2009, he received the BB&T and J. Whitney Bunting College of Business Executive of the Year award. In addition to serving on the Georgia College Foundation Board, Burgess serves on the boards of BB&T and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
The Burgess Pigment Company, founded by Burgess’ late father in 1948, is a kaolin processing company.
A native of Macon, Burgess earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina and is a Vietnam combat veteran. He and his wife, Candy, live in Macon.