Submitted by Professor of Art Beth Mulvaney
Did you know that AAUP (American Association of University Professors) is an organization that thrives on strong campuses? We’re pleased to announce the formation of an AAUP Chapter on the Meredith College campus.
AAUP is the only professional organization dedicated to the general well-being of the professoriate. As members of the professoriate we have followed a call to teach and believe in its inherent ability to positively affect the world.
“The AAUP's purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.”
Charles L. “Buddy” Tate, Jr., of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., a member of the Meredith College Board of Trustees, passed away on November 5, 2011. Services were held on November 7, 2011, in Holden Beach, N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred "Millie" Stone Tate and daughter Mary Lacey Tate of Lake Waccamaw, N.C.
His 40 year career in forestry began with the North Carolina Forest Service as the Lincoln County Ranger. He was a management forester with Riegel Paper Cooperation Woodlands Division and later Federal Paper Board, Inc. He became a Consulting Forester and real estate broker in 1973 until present at Charles L. Tate, Jr. & Associates.
In addition to his service on Meredith’s Board of Trustees, Tate served his community as a commissioner of the Town of Lake Waccamaw, past chairman and vice-chairman of the Columbus County Board of Health, past president and vice-president of the Coastal Area Health Education Center (now SEAHEC), trustee emeritus and past treasurer of The Holden Beach Chapel, and past treasurer and honorary member of The North State Game Club.
Professionally Tate was a career member of Association of Consulting Foresters, Society of American Foresters, and the Forest Landowners Association. He recently completed an appointment on the North Carolina Board of Registered Foresters. He was a long time member of Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church.
Submitted by the Staff Affairs Committee
In honor of Veterans Day, Meredith College recognizes the following students, faculty and staff who have served in the armed forces.
Tony Alston – US Navy
Ron Anderson – US Navy
Patty Blackwell – US Air Force
Tony Bledsoe – US Air Force
Charlie Dunn – US Army
Rick Hagen – US Army
Tamar Harris – US Army Reserve
Robert Luedtke – US Army
Keith Poole – US Air Force
Jim Ray – US Army
Gerry Sargent – US Air Force
Bill Schmidt - US Navy and US Naval Reserve
Les Stein – US Marine Corps
Harold West – US Marine Corps
The Meredith College Staff Affairs Committee also honored Meredith’s veterans on November 11, 2011, by making a display of the names in Johnson Hall Rotunda and displaying a banner of thanks across Johnson Hall.
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