Building dedications and honors highlight Andrew College Homecoming 2021
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CUTHBERT, GA. Cuthbert, Ga. – The 2021 Andrew College Homecoming celebration was held October 1-2. Friday night, the Andrew College Theatre department kicked off the festivities with a performance of “Cuthbert Speaks.” The play is based on the writings of Dr. Lela Phillips and Dr. Karan Pittman about historical figures from Cuthbert, Georgia. The outdoor performance was brought to life on the porch of the McDonald House with a reception following.
On Saturday, Andrew College hosted the annual Homecoming parade. Firetrucks, floats, area bands, vintage cars, and many organizations paraded from the college through the Cuthbert square. Serving as parade marshals were Andrew College alumni members Windy Blanks, ’71 and Renee Reid Carr, ’71. The classes of 1970 and 1971 were honored for their Golden Anniversaries. The class of 1971 gifted the College a framed short story written by Richard M. Whitney ’71 detailing the memories of their days together at Andrew. Mr. Whitney read the story aloud during the 50th & Golden Reunion luncheon on Saturday. There was also an alumni softball game held at Hord Field.
One of the weekend’s many highlights was honoring alumni, donors, and current/former faculty members and staff. Below is a list of the special recognitions.
o Staples Hall was named in memory of former faculty member Sarah Ann Staples by alumni and supporters.
o The Aderhold Division of Nursing signage was officially placed in honor of the generosity of Tom ’69 and Kay Musselwhite ’68 Aderhold.
o 80 Peachtree was named in memory of alumna and former staff member Mary Jane Langford Salter, ’68.
o The courtyard at 80 Peachtree was named in honor of Patricia Puckett Goodman, ’68.
o Classrooms were named for Amanda Knight, current faculty member; Julian and Annette Nichols, former faculty; Bobbie Liggett, former faculty; Jimmy and Crispin Gilbert, former faculty; Larry Brown, former administrator; in memory of Joy Hixon Taylor ’45; and honor of Ernie Wright ’77 and John Murphy ’77.
o The new green space on campus was named in memory of Mary Jane Langford Salter ’68, made possible by a gift from Ernie Wright ’77.
o Trees with granite markers were placed in honor of Eddie Davis, Vertis Rogers, and Wylene Tillman, and in memory of Buck Tillman and Mary Jane Langford Salter.
This year, alumni and friends receiving awards include Scott Curry ’98, of Shellman, Ga receiving the Alumni Achievement Award. The Young Alumni Awards went to Gabe Hillman ’02, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, and David Collings ’06, Carrollton, Ga. The Community Appreciation Award was presented to the Randolph County Health Department in honor of their continued dedication and service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew College Theatre and Education Programs Announce Family and Children’s Activities at Magnolia Alley Market.
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CUTHBERT, GA. – In an effort to bring families and children together to enjoy literacy activities, the Theatre and Elementary Education Programs at Andrew College are excited to announce FAMiliar Faces as a new addition to the Magnolia Alley Market.  The first FAMiliar Faces Activity will take place at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 2nd in the Square during the monthly Magnolia Alley Market.  Families can shop the Market and gather with their elementary-aged children to enjoy readings of the hilarious children’s poems of Shel Silverstein.  After the performance, families will be invited to join students of both programs in constructing a healthy and delicious snack.  If you would like more information about the program please contact Deborah Liss-Green, Associate  Professor of Theatre at, or Dr. Lourdes H. Smith, Assistant Professor of Education at

Fall Convocation 2021 Live-Stream on September 2nd.

Cuthbert, Ga. – Andrew College officially launches the new academic year on its campus Thursday, September 2 with an opening convocation ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Jones Chapel. This ceremony marks the College’s 167th academic year since its founding in 1854.  Due to the need for physical distancing, the convocation ceremony will be a closed event but will be live-streamed so that Andrew College students and members of the community will be able to participate virtually. This year’s speaker will be Amanda Knight.

Amanda Knight has taught at Andrew College since 1999, making this her twenty-third year here and earning her the title of the Faculty Marshal. She holds the rank of tenured Professor of English and currently serves as the Coordinator of Program Development and Accreditation. Among her many honors and awards, Professor Knight has been elected Faculty Chair twice, served as the Chair of the Educational Program Committee for many years, received the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Award through the University of Georgia (2017-18) and the Exemplary Teacher Award through the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (2016). She was awarded a USDE Fulbright-Hays GPA Grant to lead a faculty study group to South Korea and China (2010) and to participate in a USDE Fulbright-Hays GPA Grant faculty study group to Lithuania, Latvia, and Russia (2004). She has served as the Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees (2005-06) and was named Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar (2005). During her thirteen years as a high school English teacher, she was named STAR Teacher twice, 1991-1992 and 1994-1995. In 2007, she published a textbook entitled Punctuation Decoded, available through Kendall Hunt Publishers or on Amazon.

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Mentorship Program 2021-2022

As we are gearing up for students to return to campus, we are excited to announce that the Mentorship Program will soon be underway for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.  This voluntary program pairs students with professors and staff here at the College who are experienced in certain fields in which the student may be interested.

Students who choose to participate in this program will meet with a mentor to talk about anything
they like on a schedule that best suits both parties. Meetings can take place through email, in-
person, Zoom, or any other way that works.

Students that participated in the program last year are welcome to continue with their
same mentors.  An email will be the best way to let your mentor know that you would like to
continue meeting.

This program gives students a great opportunity to get to know someone who can
help them achieve their goals here at the College.
Mentors are a great resource to help students get on the right path for entering certain
professions, answering questions about navigating life at Andrew College or just being there to
talk about anything.
Andrew’s mentors also have inside information about how to get academic help– what resources Andrew College provides – ways to get involved with the community – whatever.

If you would like to participate in the program, fill out the Participation forms on the
first day of ACE class and turn them into your ACE professor. You will also find signup forms
in your Orientation Packets – fill them out and hand them to your ACE professors on the first
day of class.
For any additional questions about the program, email Dr. Serafin at:, for help in signing up or getting a mentor.
Note: Most initial communication will take place through email, so keep an eye on your
Andrew College email accounts so you don’t miss anything.
Here’s to a great year, Tigers!

Noah Varsalona painting

CUTHBERT, Ga.– Andrew College is pleased to announce that Noah Varsalona has received the 2021 Global Korea Scholarship for Foreign Exchange Students.  The scholarship is to attend Pai Chai University in Daejeon, South Korea.  Varsalona is a current student at Andrew College and is majoring in Visual Art.  When asked why he would want to study in Korea, Varsalona stated, “by studying abroad in Korea, I will be exposed to new artistic techniques and styles that I would otherwise have no idea even existed. This will give me the opportunity to learn from the students as well as the teachers in Korea and bring what I learn to Andrew College. The artistic styles and culture of South East Asia go hand in hand with my artistic body of work.”  In addition to the scholastic prerequisites, Varsalona will be required to take a Korean language or culture class during the exchange program.  Varsalona is an active member of the Andrew College student body participating in AndrewServes, Phi Theta Kappa, he is a tutor for the Student Success Center and serves as the art editor for the college’s literary journal the Spire Light Magazine.  After completing his studies abroad and at Andrew College, Varsalona plans to transfer to Vanderbilt University for a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art with a minor in Cinema and Media Arts. Noah hopes to use his art for good.  “Through my art, I hope to influence people and make the world a better place.”


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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.