By Jordan Beach
When applying to colleges, Dr. Janice Fuller ’69 didn’t consider going anywhere but Reinhardt.
It was family tradition: her mother and two sisters attended, and her grandmother even attended when Reinhardt was a high school. Reinhardt’s rich history is interwoven with her family’s, and Fuller continues to maintain contact between the University and its past students.
Her education at Reinhardt served her well during her 37-year teaching career and her current role as an adjunct college professor.
Fuller is proud to serve her alma mater volunteering, including this year as the president of the Alumni Board of Governors. “I see this as an ‘official’ way to represent Reinhardt and interact with prospective students and their parents,” said Fuller.
A golden anniversary alumna this year, Fuller has spent 50 years with Reinhardt because of its people.
“Every time I hear the name Reinhardt, I get a smile on my face,” said Fuller. “I have nothing but fond memories—from my time as a student to the current times that I am on campus frequently for various events. I share these feelings a lot with my fellow alumni, faculty and current students. My continual association with Reinhardt is a joy.”
Fuller was involved during her time as a student as a member of Phi Delta Chi, Panhellenic Council, Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges, Karate Club and History Club. She was on the staff of the Cherokee Phoenix and the student newspaper, The Hiltonian. Fuller was vice president of Phi Theta Kappa and the Student National Education Association.”
“Reinhardt, more than ever, is on the move. I am frequently having conversations with alumni who are pleasantly surprised, and even shocked, to see all of the changes and additions to the campus. By staying in contact, alumni will be up-to-date with factual information when the name Reinhardt University comes up in conversation.”
Asked what advice she would offer today’s students, Fuller said, “Be an involved student. Most importantly, be yourself. Be what you truly want to be, not what others want you to be. Like yourself and then others will like you, also.”