All Reinhardt College alumni are invited to the Waleska Campus on Saturday, October 25 in celebration of Alumni Day 2003. The festivities are a yearly event for the College's alumni, students, faculty and staff that include a fall festival, tours, reunions and the alumni awards luncheon. Alumni visitors also get the treat of a lunch provided by The Varsity restaurant catering service.
"We want our alumni and their families to see the campus in all its beauty during the fall season, and enjoy a day out together," Angie Ulm, director of alumni relations said.
Reunions are planned during the morning for the classes of '93, '83, '73, '63 and '43, and alumni will get the chance to tour the newly renovated Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center addition. There will also be a 50-year reunion in the afternoon for the Class of 1953, as well as, a reunion for former music students by the Murray Department of Music. Organizers are also encouraging alumni to attend the scheduled men and women's soccer games and the Family Day planned at the Funk Heritage Center.
Two lifelong Cherokee residents -- Steve Stancil and
Mrs. Marjorie Hubbard -- will also be honored. Stancil has been named
as the College's Alumnus of the Year and Hubbard is being honored with
the Evelyn J. Gordy Alumni Loyalty Award.
Stancil is a 1973 graduate of Reinhardt and has been a great representative of the College and the Cherokee County community through the years. After graduating from Reinhardt College, he went on to receive his BBA from the University of Georgia. Currently, he and his father Max co-own CENTURY 21 Max Stancil Realty Co., Inc. where he works as an appraiser.
In 1988, Stancil sought elective office and won his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. He quickly moved up the leadership ranks, becoming House Republican Leader in 1992. In 2002, Stancil was the Republican candidate for the Lt. Governor of Georgia, and he was recently appointed as the executive director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority by Governor Sonny Perdue.
The Alumnus of the Year award is
presented annually to an alumnus for his or her personal and/or
professional achievement. The recipient must be distinguished in his or
her business or professional career, have served the community and have
shown exemplary faithfulness to Reinhardt College. Other requirements
include a demonstration and propagation of the "Spirit" of Reinhardt
College and a demonstration of faith and moral character.
Mrs. Hubbard is a native of Ball Ground, in northern Cherokee County. After graduating from Reinhardt College in 1937, she began teaching in Cherokee County at Etowah School, a 4-teacher school in the northeastern part of the county. In 1940 she married Glenn Hubbard ï¿½36. The Hubbards lived in Woodstock and both taught at New Bethel School. In 1950, Glenn decided to pursue another career, but Marjorie remained at Woodstock Elementary School until she retired.
Mr. Hubbard passed away in January 2002. They have one daughter, Elaine, who attended Georgia Tech and is a professor of mathematics at Kennesaw State University.
The 2003 Evelyn Gordy Alumni Loyalty Award is presented annually to a Reinhardt College alumnus who has supported the College, both personally and financially. This prestigious award carries with it a $2,500 scholarship to be presented in the award recipient's name to a student entering Reinhardt the following fall.
"Mr. Stancil and Mrs. Hubbard are not only assets to Reinhardt College, they are assets to Cherokee County as well. They have done so much for Reinhardt over the years and we are pleased to be able to recognize their accomplishments and honor them with a small token of our appreciation. They are both deserving recipients of the awards," Ulm said.
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