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:
chrisserafin@andrewcollege.edu, 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.”

 

Homecoming Photos Through the Years

Please share your Homecoming photos with us!  You can email us your homecoming pictures to photos@andrewcollege.edu.

Click the large photo below to access a photo album with images from 2018-2019.

Homecoming 2018-2019

Homecoming Registration 2021

Meadows-Grubbs Endowed Scholarship Fund established at Andrew College
Meadows Grubbs image

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
President's Dean's List 2021 image

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

 

 

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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!
Baseball Champs Region 17 2021 image

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