“The Greater than AIDS- GA Testing Tour" stops at Paine College

Posted by ncarter | 03/22/2011 09:46 AM

(Augusta, GA)- On Thursday, April 14, 2011, The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Black AIDS Institute from Los Angeles, California will be at Paine College to educate and provide testing for the Paine College Community and members of the CSRA Community.

The program will be held in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel starting at 11:00 a.m. and will last until 1:00 p.m. HIV testing will take place from 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. in the classrooms located in the chapel.

“The Greater than AIDS- GA Testing Tour" will visit the seven HBCU campuses on the week of April 11-15. The topics of discussion are centered around  testing, education, support and treatment.
The HIV testing tours are multi-organizational collaborative effort to create synergies in the coordination, promotion and execution of HIV testing efforts. The Black AIDS Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIVS/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on African-American people.

For more information, please contact Nurse Harriet Jones at 706-396-7644 or Hjones@paine.edu.


Paine College Appoints Coach Jimmy Link to Lead Lions

Posted by ncarter | 03/15/2011 12:26 PM

(Augusta, GA)- Interim Athletic Director, Selina Kohn, announced today that Coach Jimmy Link will lead the Lions Basketball team. He served as the Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach after being appointed the position mid-way during the 2010-2011 Season. Since then, Link has gone on to lead the Lions with an 11-17 record and second round appearance in the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) Tournament.
Link brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former player and coach. During his basketball career, Link was a four-year letterman in men’s basketball at Flagler College, where he led the team to its first NAIA National Tournament bid as a point guard in 2002-2003.  His team was ranked in the NAIA Top 25 nationally in each of Link’s four seasons as a player and he helped lead the team to a Florida Sun Conference Tournament Championship as a senior.
“I’m elated to be a part of the Paine College legacy,” Link said. Being named head coach is a highly regarded position and I am excited to take on the responsibility of successfully growing the Paine College Athletics Program through recruiting and coaching talented student athletes.”
Link sang the praises of several during a press conference, “I am so excited for the opportunity I have been given here at Paine College. I promised everyone, especially Dr. Bradley, that I would make him proud of choosing me to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Coach Ronnie Spry.”
“I am grateful for assistants, Coach Beard and Coach Smith, for helping me to move the team forward this season.  I couldn’t have done it without you.”
He also shared, “Coach Spry recruited me to work as an Assistant Coach at Paine College.”  “He has been an unbelievable influence in my life and I am so thankful that he brought me to Augusta, Georgia.  Even throughout this transition, he has supported me as a Coach and as a Person.  And, I thank him for that,” he said.
During the press conference, Link shared his goals for the Athletic Program.  “We have three main goals for the Men’s Basketball Program. We want to graduate Players; mold men so that after they graduate, they make the Paine College Community proud, and win Games and contend in the SIAC Conference,” Link said.
Link has over eight years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, from Division I to the NAIA. He began his career as assistant basketball coach at Flagler College, an NCAA Division II institution in 2004, during which his team ranked Top 10 in the country and made a Sweet 16 Tournament Appearance in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Florida Sun Conference.
He moved on to serve as assistant basketball coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland from 2005-2006. Link helped recruit 13 players to the NCAA Division III program, all of which ended up having a school best record. During this time he also assisted.
After a successful career at Washington College, Link returned to Flagler College from 2006-2008 as assistant basketball coach, where he helped sign one of the best recruiting classes ever, three freshman and one transfer and went on to have 20-7 season in their 2nd year of Division II.
Previously, Link served assistant basketball coach at the University of North Florida, an NCAA Division II institution, and member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. There he served along side long time head coach Matt Kilcullen for the 2008-2009 season. He also served as assistant men’s basketball coach at Newberry College NCAA Division II under Steve DeMeo for the 2009-2010 Season.
Touchingly, Link expressed his appreciation to his family who rendered tremendous support throughout his career.  Expressing deep gratitude to his deceased mother, he commented, “To my mom, it was her kind soul and amazing heart that made my life special.  And, to my Dad, thank you for raising me into the man that I have become and for supporting me in my career when times were tough.”
Link held a very special announcement toward the end.  Referring to his biggest fan and the love his life, Link thanked his wife Jennifer for her support.  He commented, “My wife Jen and I are expecting our first child.  I am so excited to become a father.”
In closing, he said, “as you can tell, I am a family man, husband, and soon to be father.  I have also added these young men to my family.  I will take care of them like they are my own.  We will go through great times and tough times and learn from our experiences.  I welcome all of Paine College into my family and encourage all of Paine’s former athletes and men and women who bleed purple and white to come back to their Alma Mater to support the Athletic Program.
Link earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Flagler College in 2003. Link currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with his wife Jennifer.
For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu.

To view conference visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cve9q0diSI0


QEP Faculty Development Training Sessions conducted by The Great Books Foundation

Posted by ncarter | 03/14/2011 12:24 PM

Paine College will sponsor training sessions in Shared Inquiry™ on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18, for all faculty who teach common curriculum classes. The course will enable the institution to meet QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) requirements that focus on development of reading skills along with reading and intellectual engagement. This is essential for the success of the QEP L.I.O.N. (Learning Interactively Outside the Norm): The Great Books at Paine College initiative.  

The goal of the course, as described by the Great Books Foundation, is to train instructors in the methods of Shared InquiryTM.  This will involve students as partners in reading, discussing and writing about important ideas that are raised by outstanding works of literature. The intent is to help… professors master these skills and bring a richer interaction with students as they dig deeper into texts. 

The training, as described by the Great Books Foundation, aims to:


Train members of your faculty to prepare for the Great Books program starting in fall of 2011 at Paine College with a theme of Social Justice


Prepare all who plan to teach using the Shared Inquiry methods with college students in classroom discussions 


Provide a sample set of Great Books for the courses that are appropriate for your college level students 


Invite professors attending the course to order review copies of books appropriate for their classes


Design a course that meets the needs of your professors by modeling college student-centered, inquiry based (not lecture based) discussion methods.


*A light lunch will be served at the sessions*


Common curriculum faculty members should contact Dr. Emily Graves immediately to sign up for the training if you have not done so.

Dr. Emily Graves, QEP Faculty Development Coordinator




More information may be found at:


Paine College Community mourns loss of Bishop Wallace Edward Lockett

Posted by ncarter | 03/8/2011 07:26 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community join bishops and worshippers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and other higher education institutions in mourning the loss of a respected leader in the greater faith community, Bishop Wallace Edward Lockett, the 57th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District. 

Lockett, 65, was bishop of all CME churches in Alabama and Florida. He oversaw about 25,000 members in 182 CME churches in Alabama and about 7,000 members in 43 CME churches in Florida. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees for Miles College. 

Lockett had been pastor of the 1,500-member Metropolitan CME Church in Houston from 1985 until his election as bishop on July 4, 2010. In 2009 he oversaw the construction of a $7 million sanctuary for the Houston congregation. It had been a small congregation when Lockett arrived. 

Lockett served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69, working with Titan II missile installations as part of the Strategic Air Command. He was often 10 stories underground in top-secret missile control rooms, monitoring the Cold War from nuclear ground zero. While he was in the military, he felt called into the ministry. Lockett was born in Georgia, but his Jamaican father took the family to Jamaica for a while before settling down in St. Augustine, Fla., where he played football at Richard J. Murray High School. 

He was pastor of CME churches in Florida, Virginia and Ohio before spending most of his ministerial career in Texas. The CME church, founded in 1870, has about 850,000 members in 3,500 U.S. churches. Birmingham's largest CME churches are the 841-member Southside CME and 658-member Thirg ood Memorial CME. 

A dedicated clergyman, Lockett lived a life of courage, usefulness and reputation. Though we will miss his presence and determination, his legacy will endure, inspiring generations. 

The Paine College Community expresses deep sense of loss and sympathy for the Lockett family.

Service Celebrating the Life of Bishop W. E. Lockett

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Viewing: 9:00 a.m. and Service: 10:00 a.m.

Metropolitan CME Church

8955 S. Freeway

Houston, TX  77051

(713) 748-5947

Rev. Dr. Bobby Best, Pastor

Eulogist: Bishop Kenneth W. Carter

Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District


Condolences may be sent to the family at:  The Fifth Episcopal District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 310 18th Street N, Suite 400-D, Birmingham, AL  35203. 

We ask that you would continue to be in prayer for Mrs. Lillie Lockett and the family during this time of bereavement.

For more information contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591, (678) 215-8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu .


Paine College Lions advance to second round in 78th SIAC Basketball Tournament

Posted by ncarter | 03/2/2011 11:48 AM

(Augusta, GA)- The Paine College Lions will advance to the second round of The 2010-2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) after a close victory against the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College 68-65. The Lions will play the Benedict College Tigers on March 3, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Morehouse College.

With the 2010-2011 regular season complete, the Lady Lions finished with an overall 3-23 record, 2-20 SIAC record and 12th place in the SIAC.  The Lions recorded a 10-16 overall record, 9-15 SIAC record and ninth place finish in the SIAC.

The Lady Lions will face the fifth seed, Kentucky State University Thorobrettes, also on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Clark Atlanta University at 4:00 PM. If the Lady Lions advance to the second round they will take on the Benedict Lady Tigers at 8:00 .m. at Clark Atlanta University.

Tickets for the tournamentt are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students with I.D.

To view the 2011 Women & Men SIAC Basketball Tournament Brackets, visit www.thesiac.com.

The Core Ensemble to perform "Ain't I a Woman!" for Paine College Lyceum Series

Posted by ncarter | 03/1/2011 07:26 AM

(Augusta, GA) - Paine College will present The Core Ensemble on March 31, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for the 2011 Paine College Lyceum Series. This series of lectures and performances on the Arts is designed to enhance students' experience. Although designed primarily for students, the programs are free and open to the public. Groups are encouraged to attend. The Core Ensemble will perform "Aint I a Woman!" in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.
Chamber Music Theatre is unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance. Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

"Ain't I a Woman!" is a chamber music theatre work for actress and trio (cello, piano & percussion) celebrating the lives and times of four significant African American Women: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervant civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals of the Deep South, the urban exuberance of the Jazz Age and concert music by African American composers including Diane Monroe.

The Core Ensemble has garnered national recognition for its efforts to commission new chamber and multi-genre works. Concertizing and residency programming has take the Core to Australia, Russia, the Caribbean, Ukraine and every region of the United States. The Core Ensemble was the 2000 recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Boston Globe hailed the Core Ensemble as "often formidable, always intelligent, and ultimately compelling."

For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu.

Former Paine College president among Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted by ncarter | 02/8/2011 10:53 AM

 (Augusta, GA) - On Saturday, February 12, 2011 Paine College will host its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Breakfast. The breakfast will be held in the Candler Memorial Library Building at 8:00 a.m. The cost of attendance is $20.

This year’s inductees include: Joseph Tinsley ’96, Willie Adams ‘96, Richard Williams, Selina Kohn and Dr. William Harris, ‘66. Paine expects to welcome hundreds of alumni, their families and friends, and other supporters to its 129th Homecoming Celebration. This year's weeklong celebration, which is entitled “There’s No Place Like Home” will be held on the campus and various venues throughout the city of Augusta. The homecoming celebration will begin Sunday, February 6, 2011 and end Sunday, February 13, 2011. 
"I am delighted to invite everyone to back to Paine," said Dr. George C. Bradley. "We are very excited about this year’s celebration. We look forward to providing opportunities for our alumni and their families and friends to renew old ties and make new ones, to reminisce about their time at Paine, and to reconnect with their alma mater in meaningful ways."

This year’s homecoming celebration will include the 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience, 129th Founders Day Convocation, Annual Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Basketball Game, Comedy Show, Greek Step Show, 11th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball, and Gospel Explosion.

Please visit www.paine.edu/homecoming for event details and ticket prices.

For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu.

Dr. Alvin Poussaint presenter at Paine College 30th Conference on the Black Experience

Posted by ncarter | 02/7/2011 07:21 AM

(Augusta, GA) - Paine College will host its 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience. The conference will start Monday, February 7th and end Thursday, February 10th. All conference presentations will be held in Candler Memorial Library 2nd Floor.

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Dr. Alvin Poussaint of Harvard University will present The Media’s Impact on Children & Society. Poussaint is an author, psychiatrist, educator, and respected social critic, shows how to balance these important issues to create positive solutions for the future.

On subjects from stress to interpersonal communication, from multiculturalism to family dynamics, Poussaint is one of the country's top authorities. He has worked with corporate managers on the management of stress-related work issues and diversity in the workplace. An expert on the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations in America's increasingly multicultural society, Poussaint is also a strong proponent of non-violent parenting and parenting education, having devoted a great deal of time to violence prevention initiatives.

Born in East Harlem, Poussaint attended Columbia and received his MD from Cornell. He received his psychiatric training at UCLA and earned a masters degree in research methodology. From 1965-67, he was Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Jackson, Miss., providing medical care to civil rights workers and aiding in the desegregation of hospitals and health facilities throughout the South.

In 1969, he joined Harvard Medical School, where he is Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Dean for Student Affairs. He is director of the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs. From 1994-2010, Poussaint served as Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston, promoting the health and well being of children and families. The Media Center launched the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which advocates reducing the impact of advertising in children's lives. He has provided consultation to government agencies, corporations, and the media.

Poussaint authored Why Blacks Kill Blacks (now out of print); co-authored with Dr. James Comer Raising Black Children; and co-authored with Amy Alexander Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African Americans. With Bill Cosby, he co-authored Come On, People! On the Path from Victims to Victors, a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter, the world. He has written over 100 articles for both lay and professional publications.

As a script consultant to one of the most popular and groundbreaking television programs, The Cosby Show, Poussaint was hired by Cosby to review the scripts and provide consultation on psychological and educational issues in order to screen out inappropriate humor and stereotypes. Responsible for creating positive images of blacks and expanding the cultural context represented by the show, he also served as an educational consultant to Little Bill and Fatherhood for Nickelodeon.

Poussaint is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Life Member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received numerous awards and many honorary degrees.

Paine College’s first Conference on the Black Experience was held in February 1981. The project was conceptualized and coordinated by former professors Dr. Leslie J. Pollard, and E. Fuller Callaway. The conference is designed to examine the historic and cultural experiences of Black people throughout the Diaspora and the resultant actions and reactions. The conference will also feature Majorie Evans, Paine College student, Dr. Toby Jenkins of George Mason University, Dr. Glen McMillan of City University or New York-Medgar Evers College, Dr. Derrick Jenkins of University of Cincinnati, Dr. Michael Taylor of Paine College, Dr. Heather J. Abdelnur of Augusta State University, Mr. Marion Barnes, President of the Richmond County Board of Education (Paine alumnus); Dr. Carol Roundtree, Executive Director for Student Services; Dr. Missoura Ashe, Executive Director for Elementary Schools, Dr. Adeleri Onisegun of  Paine College and Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards of Kentucky State University .

This year’s homecoming celebration will include the 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience, 129th Founders Day Convocation, Annual Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Basketball Game, Comedy Show, Greek Step Show, 11th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball, and Gospel Explosion.

For 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience Schedule visit : http://www.paine.edu/events/homecoming/conf-blackexp/events.aspx

Please visit www.paine.edu/homecoming for event details and ticket prices.
Monday, February 7, 2011
10-10:50am - History of Black History Month by Marjorie Evans Paine College Psychology Student

11-11:50am - Portrait of Culture in Contemporary America by Dr. Toby Jenkins, George Mason University
12-1:45pm - Singing in a Strange Land by Dr. Glen McMillan, City University of New York-Medgar Evers College

Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
4-4:50pm - Hip Hop Activism and Education by Dr. Derrick Jenkins, University of Cincinnati

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
10-10:50am - Social Justice in the U.S. Constitution by Dr. Michael Taylor, Paine College

12-1:45pm - Wayward Women, 1770-1820 Color, Crime and Class in the Caribbean Basin by Dr. Heather J. Abdelnur, Augusta State University

Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
2-2:50pm - Exploring Racial Dialogue in Richmond County Schools (Panel Presentation) by Mr. Marion Barnes, President of the Richmond County Board of Education (Paine alumnus); Dr. Carol Roundtree, Executive Director for Student Services; Dr. Missoura Ashe, Executive Director for Elementary Schools

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - "The Impact of Culture on Mental Health: A Historical Perspective"
10-10:15am - Drum Invocation and Welcome

10:15-11am - From Boys to Men, Girls to Women: The Transformative Power of Africana Youth Rites of Passage by Dr. Adeleri Onisegun, Paine College
11-11:50am - Identity, Culture, and Mental Health: Student Perspectives (Panel Presentation) by Psychology of Black Experience Class

12-2pm - Cultural Presentation - Community Dialogues by Bistro Theatre

Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
3-4pm  - The Media’s Impact on Children & Society Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Harvard University

Thursday, February 10, 2011
9-10am - Culturally Responsive Education and the STPP by Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards and students, Kentucky State University 

For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu.


Paine College welcomes Herman Belton as Head Men's Golf Coach

Posted by ncarter | 02/4/2011 08:24 AM

(Augusta, GA)-- Paine College announced the appointment of Mr. Herman Belton, Jr. as Head Golf Coach and Jones Creek Golf Club as the new home of the Paine College Golf Team.

"I am ecstatic to be here at Paine College and truly committed to growing the program as well as developing the overall performance of the young men of the  Paine College Golf team.

Paine College Golf team captain, Wes Dollar mirrors the new coach's enthusiasm. "Our new coach is excited about being here and we are excited to have him aboard. Being at Jones Creek has given us access to facilities and equipment to help our game as a whole. They've really welcomed us and made this feel truly like home," Dollar said.

The golf team will now utilize Jones Creek Golf Club as their official home facility. "We are delighted to enter in partnership with Paine College for the purpose of enhancing the golf program and giving the players a great facility to practice and call home. THe golf tournament that we host here certainly was the beginning of discussions got the ball rolling to get the team here, not just once a year," Gregg Hemann, Director of Operations at Jones Creek Club.

About Coach Belton

Belton is a native of Camden, South Carolina, Herman entered the US Navy after graduating from Camden High School.  Shortly after completion of his military tour of duty, which included stops in France, Spain, Italy, South America and Great Britain, Herman entered Benedict College (Columbia, SC) as a non-traditional student.  There, he majored in Criminal Justice and had dual minors in Religion and Philosophy.  And, it was there that he also was a stand-out player on the College’s Golf Team.  In May, 2001, Herman graduated from Benedict College, receiving the Bachelor of Science degree.

His first coaching job was at his alma mater – Benedict College.  Coach Belton served as Head Golf Coach for the combined men and women’s golf teams.  Under his golfing tenure, Benedict College was elevated to the distinction of National Minority Division II Collegiate Champions, 2004. After taking over the South Carolina State Men team Coach Belton won the Hall of Fame Golf Tournament 2009 in Atlanta his second tournament out. He went on to have a player to win the PGA Minority Tournament in Division1 that same year and nearly breaking the course record.

From 2006-2009, Coach Belton served as the Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at South Carolina State University.  In just one year, he led the Women’s Golf Team to their first ever first-place win and facilitated their invitation to participate in the National Minority Collegiate Championship Tournament.

Coach Belton firmly believes that all persons have strengths and skills that can be developed when applied in a positive manner.  To Coach Belton, he perceives the game of golf as being one of the most positive manners, thus believing that all persons can play golf even if they never get a chance to visit a golf course.

In his visions entitled, Golf 4 U, a comprehensive concept which uses the elements of golf as the basic indicator to eliminate and reduce negative stressors, Golf N U was created by Coach Belton to teach students how to effectively communicate and interact with others – regardless of their societal position.

Determined to serve as a role model to youth – especially the at-risk and disenfranchised – Coach Belton volunteers in communities and sponsors golf clinics that serve to offset anti-social behaviors of the target population.  His community service includes being on the Board of Palmetto Place, a shelter for foster children.

Accolades and achievements of Coach Belton include:  being a 3-time recipient of the Bill Dickey Scholarship, the youngest ever African American Collegiate Golf Coach, serving on the prestigious South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel, being named the Benedict College Male Coach of the Year – 2005, and recently, passing of the Professional Ability Qualifying Test (PAT) – a preliminary step toward PGA certification.

For more information contact the Sports Information Director, Kimberly May at (706) 945-1367 or Kmay@paine.edu.

Photo Captions:

Coach Belton and Paine College Golf Team

Paine College Golf Team and Gregg Hemann of Jones Creek Golf Club



Paine College Day at the Georgia Dome Georgia: House and Senate to Recognize Accomplishments of the Late Rosa Tarver Beard and Paine Student, Iry Jernigan, Jr., Navy Reservist

Posted by ncarter | 02/2/2011 23:15 PM

Paine College Day at the Georgia Dome:Georgia House and Senate to Recognize Accomplishments of the Late Rosa Tarver Beard and Paine Student, Iry Jernigan, Jr., Navy Reservist

Paine College invites the community to attend the Annual Paine College Day at the Dome on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. Paine College alumni, students, administrators and supporters will gather at the Dome to participate in activities that are designed to introduce the College to the Georgia State legislators and announce the Institution’s Legislative Agenda.

The Georgia House and Senate will recognize the Late Mrs. Rosa Tarver Beard, a 1942 graduate, who founded various organizations that have improved the lives of countless young women and men throughout the Central Savannah River Area. One of her most notable accomplishments is the founding of the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club, and organization that has advised and cultured young women for over forty-seven years.

Iry Jernigan, Jr., a Navy Reservist and Paine student, will also be recognized by the Georgia House and Senate for an act of bravery and heroism.  The Paine College Biology Major rescued an unconscious woman from a burning car in 2010.

Later on during the day, Dr. George C. Bradley, President, Paine alumni and students will greet Georgia legislators and their staff during a lunch reception under the Dome in room 216 at 12 noon.

For more information, please contact Natasha Carter in the Office of Communications and Marketing at 678-215-8576, Ncarter@paine.edu.