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The Executive Board may award an Honorary Lifetime Membership to a person who has been a member for a significant number of years and made notable contributions to the Association during that time.

Honorary Lifetime Membership will also be awarded to those who have served as President of the Association. A person may receive Lifetime Membership only at the time of his/her resignation or retirement or following either of these events.

All honorary Members are exempt from paying dues, but are required to pay conference fees. They shall not vote or be deemed part of a quorum at any meeting of the Association and shall not be a member of the Board of Directors. Any Honorary Lifetime Member who returns to regular membership status will have their Honorary Lifetime Membership placed on hold until they resign or retire again.

Honorary Lifetime Member Award Recipients

2022 - Diane Fennig

2020 - Vicki Hardin, University of West Georgia

2020 - Charlene Leach, Mercer University

2018 - Patrick Ivey, formerly with Central Georgia Technical College

2015 - Dr. Angelyn Hayes, formerly with Clayton State University

2015 - Glorya Williams, formerly with Albany State University

2014- Lucylle Shelton, formerly with Chattahoochee Technical College

2012 - Wanda McGukin, formerly with University of West Georgia

2011 - Dr. Karen (K.C.) Curtis, formerly with West Central Technical College

2008 - Bill Woolery, formerly with Georgia State Robinson College of Business

2008 - Beverly Kirchner, formerly with North Georgia College & State University

2007 - Joan McElroy, formerly with Clayton State University

2006 - Bruce Brewer, formerly with University of West Georgia

2006 - Regenia Doyle, formerly with Southern Polytechnic State University

2004 - Barry O. Shiflet, III, formerly with Georgia State University

2003 - Rosita Jackson, formerly with Georgia Institute of Technology

2001 - Hank Griffith, formerly with Georgia College & State University

2001 - Katherine Nobles, formerly with Oglethorpe University

2001 - Brenda Cunningham, formerly with Georgia State University

2001 - Carl Nolley, formerly with Georgia State University

2000 - Peggy A. Gardner, formerly w/ Clayton State University

1999 - John Hannabach, formerly with Georgia Institute of Technology

1998 - Susan Kent, formerly with The Southern Company

1997 - Tony Hamilton, formerly with FDIC

1997 - Lovell Lemons, formerly with Georgia State University

1997 - Jerry Morgan, formerly with Georgia Department of Transportation

1997 - Tony Patton, formerly with UPS Regional Human Resources

1994 - Stuart McGarity, formerly with The University of Georgia

1994 - Henry Y. McCord, IV, formerly with McCord Partners

1994 - Maxine M. Hess, formerly with Mercer University – Atlanta Campus

1994 - Mary Carmichael, formerly with North Georgia College

1993 - Deborah Waller, formerly with Bellsouth

1993 - Doug McKelvey, formerly with Southwire Company

1993 - Jack “Terry” McCready, Jr., formerly with Atlanta Gas Light Company

1993 - Harold L. Christopher, formerly with Gold Kist, Inc.

1993 - Dr. William Bellamy, formerly with North Georgia College

1992 - Ben L. Upchurch, Sr., formerly with Georgia State University

1992 - Paul V. Smith, formerly with Southern Polytechnic State University

1992 - Jack Morgan, formerly with Barnett Bank

1992 - Harold Hall, formerly with Georgia State Merit System

1990 - Don Harbuck, formerly with Georgia Power Company

1990 - Ora Jane Sawyer, formerly with Georgia Southwestern

1989 - Lee Anne Seawell, formerly with The University of Georgia

1989 - Barbara Blazer, formerly with Oglethorpe University

1982 - B. Ralph Hendrix

1980 - Ione M. Murphy,  formerly with Agnes Scott College

For more information on the Honorary Lifetime Member nomination process, please reach out to nominations@gace.org

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