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Meadows-Grubbs Endowed Scholarship Fund established at Andrew College
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Cuthbert, Ga.-Hal and Cheryl Meadows ’70 of Cuthbert recently established the Meadows-Grubbs Endowed Scholarship Fund for the use and benefit of Andrew College. To be awarded annually, the Meadows-Grubbs Endowed Scholarship is presented to a student(s) studying in the field of agribusiness, forestry, or sustainable agriculture. Students are eligible to receive the scholarship in either their first or second academic year and need to be in good academic standing, with first preference given to students from Clay, Randolph, Stewart, or Quitman Counties. If no eligible student is identified, then a second preference will be given to a student within any area of study from Clay, Randolph, Stewart, or Quitman Counties.


Andrew College announces the President’s and Deans’s list for the Spring Semester 2021
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CUTHBERT, Ga. (May 21, 2021) – Andrew College, Cuthbert, has announced the names of students who have qualified for the 2021 spring semester President’s and Dean’s List. The lists recognize academic achievement during the term.
To qualify for the President’s List, a student must be classified as a degree candidate and have attained a grade point average for the term of 4.00 on a 4.00 scale, with 12 credit hours or more and no incomplete grades at the time the list is declared. In addition, to qualify for the Dean’s list, students must have earned a 3.5 GPA or better on a 4.00 scale and maintained the same qualifications as the President’s List achievers.  Below is the list of students who qualified for the honors, starting with their hometown, name, and the honor received.

Jemison, AL

Emma Merrell, Dean’s List


Opelika, AL

Charles Parr, Dean’s List


Jacksonville, FL

Joseph DeSiena, Dean’s List


Palmetto, FL

Hailey Stovall, President’s List


St Augustine, FL

Blake Falor, President’s List


Acworth, GA

Connor Hixson, Dean’s List


Albany, GA

Courtney Barnes, Dean’s List

Timothy Spraggins, Dean’s List


Baconton, GA

Sarah Culp, President’s List

Teresa Elmore, President’s List


Bainbridge, GA

Andru Matthews, President’s List


Blakely, GA

Taliah Wesley, President’s List


Buford, GA

Devon Foster, Dean’s List


Carrollton, GA

Emily Phillips, President’s List


Columbus, GA

Jonathan Manibusan, Dean’s List

Kaleb Podger, President’s List


Cuthbert, GA

Takeena Green, Dean’s List

Cielo Murillo, Dean’s List


Dalton, GA

Jaxon Bickford, President’s List


Dewy Rose, GA

Brayden Eavenson, President’s List


Elberton, GA

Peyton Adams, President’s List

Dawson Dye, Dean’s List


Ellaville, GA

Lorne Barineau, Dean’s List


Gibson, GA

Breana Kitchens, Dean’s List


Hampton, GA

Logan Seehafer, Dean’s List


Jonesboro, GA

Omar Jallow, President’s List


Kennesaw, GA

Noah Varsalona, President’s List


Lawrenceville, GA

Calie Barber, President’s List

Jacob Edwards, President’s List


Leesburg, GA

Heather Edwards, Dean’s List


Lithonia, GA

Jordan Paul, Dean’s List


McDonough, GA

Stephen Porter, Dean’s List

William Sims, President’s List

Jaylon Terrell, Dean’s List


Monticello, GA

Andrew Ginther, Dean’s List


Rome, GA

Tonja Kines, President’s List


Shellman, GA

Raina Plunske, Dean’s List


Stone Mountain, GA

Hasani Comer, Dean’s List


Sylvester, GA

Kimberly Walls, President’s List


Tyrone, GA

Logan Byerly, Dean’s List

Brian Siefert, Dean’s List


Valdosta, GA

Andreanna Dennis, Dean’s List


Stockholm, Sweden

Emil Wallinder, Dean’s List





Andrew College-the United Methodist beacon of educational, spiritual, and cultural uplift to Southwest Georgia since 1854-prepares students for lives of servant leadership and purpose through higher education that is relevant to its region and beyond.  Andrew College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. Situated in the rural southwest Georgia community of Cuthbert, Andrew College offers the Associate of Art, Associate of Music, Associate Degree of Nursing, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Business, and Bachelor of Science.


Tiger Baseball Captures 1st Region Championship Ever!
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CUTHBERT, Ga — The Andrew College baseball team made history on Thursday night at the Hord Athletic Complex, knocking off regular season Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) champion and #1 seed Georgia Highlands 9-5, and in the process, established a new single season record for wins with 35, and brought home the first NJCAA Region 17 Championship in Andrew College baseball history. With 2 on and 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, and a dugout and crowd ready to erupt, left fielder Jonathan Manibusan reached over the wall and snatched back a 3-run homer, and set off a wild celebration of fans, players, coaches, parents, and even a dog or two all over the field. The win advances the Tigers to the NJCAA Div. I Baseball – Appalachian District Championship, where they will face the #2 ranked Walters State College (TN) in a best 2 out of 3 series in Cuthbert at the Hord Complex, with a single game played each day at 1:00 pm, beginning Tuesday, May 18. The winner of the Appalachian District receives a berth in the NJCAA College World Series in Grand Junction, CO, where ten of the best juco baseball teams in the nation, will battle to be crowned National Champion.

Facing a win or go home game for the second time in a week after dropping the opening game of the day 10-5 to Georgia Highlands, and with the added loss of centerfielder Jacob Pierce to the already missing Kaleb Podger and Griffin Long, a team that blasted 60 homers, 105 doubles, and 20 triples on the season, turned 9 singles and 1 double into 9 runs, and Jonah Stout, tossed 5 innings while fanning 2 to pick up his 8th win and turned over a 7-5 lead in the 6th inning to Chandler Griggs, who allowed just 3 hits in 4 innings to earn his 6th save of the year. Drew Wilkerson went 2 for 2 with a double, 3 runs scored and an RBI, Manibusan went 2 for 6 with an RBI and a run scored, Peyton Adams was 2 for 5 with a pair of runs scored, while Jake Edwards and Blake Falor each singled in a run, as the Tigers took full advantage of 9 Charger walks, 4 hit batsman, and 3 errors, and never trailed after the 1st inning.

The 2021 version of Andrew Baseball has established itself as the best Tiger team in the 37-year history of the program, which was started in 1984 by longtime Andrew College legend, Jimmy Gilbert. The 35 wins broke the 2007 team’s previous high of 32,and the NJCAA Region 17 Championship is a program first. Three Tigers were named to the GCAA 1st Team All-Region team, another program first, one was named to the GCAA 2nd Team All-Region team, four Tigers made the GCAA Gold Glove team, Podger was named the GCAA Player of the Year, and Pierce was named GCAA Defensive Player of the Year. Head Coach Blake Williams picked up his 200th win during the regular season, and had this to say about this team, “It’s a surreal feeling and something we all take great pride in at Andrew College. This is a close knit group of players, who believed in each other every step of the way. We dealt with some key injuries late in the season, but it was always the next guy stepping up for us in a big way. I’m so proud of every one of them and these memories will last us a lifetime.”

The Tigers face a stern test against the perennially powerful Senators, who have been to the last two College World Series that have been played, finishing 2nd one year, and 3rd in 2019.

Richard B. Taylor Music Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon cutting at Richard B. Taylor Music Center

Cuthbert, Ga. – The Andrew College music program recently received a generous gift and a new name.  Mr. Richard B. and Mrs. (Sherrie) Taylor recently made a contribution to the college for the music department.  The music building, located on Peachtree Street in downtown Cuthbert, is part of the campus of Andrew College and it will now be known as the Richard B. Taylor Music Center.  Richard is a native of Cuthbert and a 1971 cum laude graduate of Andrew College. He later attended the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. The arts are important to the Taylor family as Sherrie was a former professional ballerina and their son Andrew is an aspiring musician.  A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony was held as part of the Arts ‘Round the Square Event this spring.  Taylor’s son Andrew performed musical selections with Assistant Music Professor Dr. Dan Kolan as part of the festivities.  During the ceremony, Richard spoke of his love for Andrew College and the area.  Taylor has served as a trustee of Andrew College since 2011.  The Andrew College community and its music students are grateful for the generosity and support of the Taylor family.

Richard B. Taylor and family at ceremony

The goal of the music department at Andrew College is to provide a nurturing, yet challenging, environment for music students to develop their skills.  For audition and scholarship information, please email danielkolan@andrewcollege.edu or call 229-732-5909.  For more information on giving opportunities for Andrew College, you can contact Spence Sealy at spencesealy@andrewcollege.edu or call 850-766-9826.

Richard B. Taylor Music Center exterior

2021 Honors winners announced
2021 Honors Recipients

Cuthbert, Ga. – Andrew College has released the list of 2021 Honors recipients.  Below is the listing of the students,  groups, faculty, and staff who received awards and the criteria for the awards. Although we were not able to gather and celebrate each of these outstanding individuals in person, they are no less deserving.

Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award
This award provides recognition to a full-time faculty member who demonstrates strong academic skills in the classroom, provides leadership and support in the other areas of campus life, nurtures an academic climate that fosters teaching, provides leadership to enhance the campus community, and is committed to Andrew College and the greater community.  Candidates are nominated by the faculty and staff. Presented by Vulcan Materials.
Dan Kolan, Assistant Professor of Music

John H. Woodall Award for Excellence in Teaching
Awarded annually to a full-time member who demonstrates excellence in teaching, inspires students to find the best in themselves, and commits to advance and support student success.  The grant supports travel and registration fees for a professional conference in the awarding academic year.  Candidates are nominated by the faculty and staff.
Penny Dearmin, Assistant Professor of English

United Methodist Church Exemplary Teacher Award
This award provides recognition to a full-time faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching, civility, and concern for students and colleagues, a commitment to advance and support student success, commitment to value-centered education, and is committed to Andrew College and the greater community.  Candidates are nominated by the faculty and staff.  Presented by the United Methodist Church.
Katie Dodrill, Associate Professor of English


 The Andy Awards are the highest honors given at Andrew College.  These awards honor students who have demonstrated the highest level of achievement, leadership, and service. 

Andy Award for Achievement
The student demonstrates achievement on a regional, state, or national level.
Hasani Comer, Stone Mountain, GA

Andy Award for Leadership
The student demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities.
Taliah Wesley, Blakely, GA

Andy Award for Service
The student demonstrates instances of outstanding service.
Colby Fields, McDonough, GA

Clara Howard Award
Students must have a required GPA and show a genuine interest in pursuing a career in education.
Calie Barber, Lawrenceville, GA

Global Community Award
An international student who has been an exemplary global ambassador and has promoted general goodwill.
Emil Wallinder, Stockholm, Sweden

Outstanding Non-traditional Student
The student must be a full-time registered, non-traditional student, who has shown dedication and commitment to academics.
Christina Masakilija, Albany, GA

Pilot Friendship Award
The student demonstrates qualities of kindness, loyalty, compassion, concern, regard for the feelings of others, valued by their peers, promotes friendship and goodwill.
Andru Matthews, Bainbridge, GA

Rotary Award
The student demonstrates “Service Above Self.”
Stephanie Akehurst, Lady Lake, FL

Sarah Anne Staples Award
Students must have a required GPA and show a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the sciences or medical fields.
Jaxon Bickford, Dalton, GA

 Woodall Students of the Year
Awarded annually at the inception of the academic year, the John H. Woodall Enhanced Learning Grant for Students is presented to two returning students who display a thirst for knowledge. The grant supports the two students’ travel and registration fees for a professional conference in the awarding academic year. Recipients are approved by the Division Coordinators.
Jaxon Bickford, Dalton, GA
Emily Phillips, Carrollton, GA


2021 Honors Winners Students

Departmental Awards
Students demonstrate excellence in specific discipline areas.  Nominations are made by full-time and adjunct faculty in the discipline area.

Kaleb Podger, Columbus, GA

Athletic Training
Alexis Harrison, Apopka, FL

Hailey Stovall, Palmetto, FL

Business Administration
Stephen Chase Porter, McDonough, GA

Sarah Culp, Baconton, GA

Hasani Comer, Stone Mountain, GA

Criminal Justice
Devon Foster, Buford, GA

Emily Phillips, Carrollton, GA

Angel Blancas, Covington, GA

Health Science
Jacob Edwards, Lawrenceville, GA

Sarah Culp, Baconton, GA

Liberal Arts
Connor Hixson, Acworth, GA

Jamal Lewis, Albany, GA

Tirth Patel, Cuthbert, GA

Miztyka Laparra, Columbus, GA

The Andrew College Nursing Outstanding Student is selected by the nursing faculty. The candidate must have successfully completed all courses in the nursing program with a required GPA or higher with a demonstration of excellence in all clinical activities. The candidate must exhibit the values of the nursing profession and exude high potential for a successful nursing career.
Dewayne Bryant, Buena Vista, GA

Nursing Rising Sophomore
This award is presented to a candidate who has successfully completed the first year of the Nursing program with a required GPA and demonstrates potential to successfully complete the program in one year. The candidate must exhibit a sincere desire to embrace nursing as a profession and be committed to safety and excellence in all student nursing activities.
Teresa Bridges, Americus, GA

Emil Wallinder, Stockholm, Sweden

Breana Kitchens, Gibson, GA

 Respiratory Therapy Lambda National Honor Society
Lambda Beta Honor Society is the national honor society for the profession of respiratory care.  To qualify for membership, a respiratory care student must hold a GPA that ranks in the top 25 % of the respiratory class.  This student must be of good character and excels academically.
Taylor Tyson, Smithville, GA

Respiratory Therapy Program Academic Achievement Award
The recipient of this award has achieved academic excellence in the Respiratory Therapy Program by earning the highest grade in each respiratory therapy course.
Kimberly Walls, Sylvester, GA

Respiratory Therapy Outstanding Clinical Student Award
The outstanding clinical student award is given to the student that excels in the clinical setting and demonstrates professionalism at all times. 
Taliah Wesley, Blakely, GA

 Respiratory Therapy
Taliah Wesley, Blakely, GA

 Servant Leadership
Timothy Spraggins, Albany, GA

Social Science
Andru Matthews, Bainbridge, GA

Sustainable Agriculture
Wesley Trip Carter, Newnan, GA

Theatre Arts
Dylan Kelley, Saint Marys, GA

Visual Arts
Noah Varsalona, Kennesaw, GA


Arts ‘Round the Square 2021 will be March 27th
Collage Arts on the Square

Cuthbert, Ga. –Andrew College will host the 3rd Annual Arts ‘Round the Square Festival on March 27, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in historic downtown Cuthbert. Attendees will experience art, theatre, music, and more. Regional musicians and artists will be on site. The Cuthbert Farmers Market will also be on the square center for the event. The festival will conclude with the dedication ceremony for the Richard B. Taylor Music Center. This year will also include two venues open for tours, the Fletcher Henderson House in Cuthbert and the Center for Arts & Rehabilitative Energies, Inc., located in Shellman, Georgia.

All of the day’s activities are free and open to the public and will be fun for all ages. Guests are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.  This year, Arts ‘Round the Square is dedicated to Mary Jane Salter’s loving memory, who helped start the event in 2018.


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Andrew Announces Launch of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a K-12 Reading Endorsement
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CUTHBERT, GA. – Andrew College is launching a new Bachelor of Science program and a standalone K-12 Reading Endorsement that will be available starting Fall Semester 2021.  Andrew College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, and baccalaureate degrees.  The new program received approval last week from GaPSC (Georgia Professional Standards Commission).  Andrew College Academic Dean, Dr. Karan Pittman, shared specifics on the timeline of the process.  Pittman stated, “We received confirmation to offer the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education by our institutional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in February 2020.  In October 2020, Georgia Professional Standards evaluated the program and made a recommendation that Andrew College move forward with the program, which received final approval at their board meeting on December 10th.”

According to Andrew College President Dr. Linda Buchanan, offering the new program is important to meet a critical need based on the specific needs of elementary students with regard to literacy development in our local communities in Southwest Georgia and beyond.  Buchanan said, “We are so excited about offering this degree.  We know how critically important reading proficiency is for our children and the gaps in that ability that must be filled in order for children to succeed in school and life. We are looking for students with a passion for teaching children in rural areas, with a particular passion for instilling a love of reading.”

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is a four-year degree, and the standalone K-12 Reading Endorsement is a three-course program that is a total of nine credit hours.  According to Andrew College Director of Elementary Education, Dr. Lourdes H. Smith, these programs will prepare future educators in a multi-faceted approach.  “This program is designed for students who are interested in an opportunity for intellectual, social, and spiritual growth as a way to professionally succeed in becoming an outstanding teacher in the realm of elementary education and reading,” stated Smith.

Teacher candidates will be screened before admission to ensure quality.  Candidates must meet admissions standards.  After the application form has been filled out and returned, students must complete an interview with program faculty to assess attributes and dispositions beyond academic ability.  Students must submit at least two letters of recommendation from former employers/teachers/mentors attesting to the personal character of the applicant.

Students who are interested in the program should contact Lourdes H. Smith, Ph.D., Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Education Professor at lourdessmith@andrewcollege.edu for more information.