Former U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler (D-Georgia) – and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, was meeting with Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor, at the Commerce Club on the morning of June 8 (Photo by Maria Saporta)
Skyland Trail broke ground Wednesday, May 23 on its new Adolescent Campus on Dresden Drive. The three campaign co-chairs – Rex Fuqua, Tom Johnson and Rand Glenn Hagen – were able to raise $20 million in just more than a year. Left to right: Rand Glenn Hagen, Tom Johnson, Dorothy Jordan – who will be the executive director of the Adolescent Program, Skyland board chair Richard Parker, Rex Fuqua and Beth Finnerty, Skyland’s president and CEO. The new facility will serve adolescents from 14 to 17, a group with great unmet need for mental health services. The new Skyland campus will be both a residential and out-patient treatment center (Photo by Maria Saporta)
The Urban Explorers of Atlanta took the “Path of Portman Walking Tour” by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation this month. Steve Saenz captured this Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium shot looking down.
A half dozen university presidents came to give a fond farewell to Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss at a reception Wednesday (May 16) evening at the Piedmont Driving Club. Left to right: Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell; Georgia State University President Mark Becker; Agnes Scott’s Kiss; Emory University President Claire Sterk; Clayton State University President Tim Hynes; and Clark Atlanta University President Ronald Johnson. Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall had already left the reception, which included top Atlanta leaders. The reception was hosted by former Coca-Cola executives Clyde Tuggle and Ingrid Saunders Jones. After 12 years, Kiss, a Rhodes scholar, is leaving Agnes Scott on June 30th to become the new warden and CEO of the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, England, the first woman to hold that position. (Photo by Maria Saporta)
The University of North Georgia (UNG) entered into a new partnership with the Argentine University of Defense recently. Gonzalo Álvarez, left, president of the Argentine University of Defense and Bonita Jacobs, president of UNG, exchanged gifts at a signing ceremony held at the Dahlonega Campus.
“When universities such as ours have shared ideas and a strong will to make them happen, it will lead to a deeper and stronger relationship between our institutions and our countries,” Álvarez said. “We are committed to a long and beneficial relationship.”
Professor Gonzalo Álvarez (President of UNDEF), Major General Carlos Alberto Podio (Vice President of UNDEF), Major General Augustin Humberto Cejas (Commandant, Colegio Militar de la Nacion), Mr. Martin Bertone (Director, International Office). All were on hand to sign an MOU agreement with Dr. Bonita Jacobs and UNG.
Here is a recent photo of the gold steeple at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, covered of course in Dahlonega gold, as is the state capital dome. Dahlonega has a rich and proud association with both. Photo by Peggy Cozart