Wesleyan earns national classification;
Henry named student advocate
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Wesleyan College as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Wesleyan is one of 10 Georgia schools and among only six women’s colleges nationwide to receive the classification since 2006.
Christy Henry, assistant dean of academic resources at Wesleyan College, has been named an outstanding first-year student advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Henry is one of only two recipients nationally for colleges with fewer than 2,000 students.
Day honored with service award
Robert Day was recently presented with the 2014 Outstanding Service Award given by AIA Middle Georgia. Day served as president of the Middle Georgia chapter of the American Institute of Architects from 2010-14. He also had served as president in early 2000. He was a partner with Adams and Day Architects from 1998 until March 2014 when he began working as an architect with the SP Design Group in Macon.
MGSC hires new personnel
Middle Georgia State College’s office of institutional advancement hired Julie Davis and Natalie Rischbieter for the development and alumni affairs department of institutional advancement. Davis is executive director of major and planned giving. Rischbieter is director of alumni relations.
Davis, who lives in Warner Robins, most recently was executive director of InvestED in Seattle. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University.
Rischbieter lives in Barnesville and was alumni affairs and annual fund administrator at Gordon State College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social services from Troy University.
In another hire, Tyler Horne of Macon has joined institutional advancement’s marketing and communications office as digital media specialist. He graduated from Middle Georgia State in December with a degree in new media and communication.
Macon-area Krogers raise more than $34,100 to fight hunger
Macon-area customers and associates contributed more than $21,100 in six weeks to Kroger’s 2014 Can Hunger campaign and $13,000 to a second initiative benefitting the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.
Kroger customers supported the annual Can Hunger campaign by purchasing $1, $3 and $5 icons from Nov. 16-Dec. 24.
Kroger’s Atlanta division, which includes Macon, raised more than $568,600 through Kroger’s Can Hunger and more than $191,500 from “Bringing Hope to the Table” for a total of $760,100, or the equivalent of 2.9 million meals to support food banks across Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.
McElreath joins law firm as partner
Benjamin McElreath has been named a partner at Martin Snow, LLP. McElreath has been practicing in the firm’s real estate area since 2012 and will continue to work with clients at its Vineville Avenue location.
He has been practicing law since 2003.
Local Cemex site receives certification
The Cemex USA Clinchfield Cement Plant in Houston County received its recertification through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work Programs. It was among seven other sites to receive recertification for Wildlife at Work.
The Wildlife Habitat Council increases the quality and amount of wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands.
-- Angela Woolen