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The Penelope Melson Society was founded in January 2008 in celebration of the centennial of the library serving the institution now known as the University of West Georgia.
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Penelope Stevens Melson

Born in 1879, "Nep" Stevens came from a family that valued education. She married John Holland Melson, who assumed the position of principal of the new Fourth District Agricultural & Mechanical School in Carrollton, Georgia in 1907. In January, 1908, the couple hosted a community book shower, which established the first library collection for the school. Mrs. Melson volunteered as the institution's librarian from 1908 until 1920. After the family moved to Hogansville, Georgia in 1920, Nep Melson remained a community leader who secured educational and training opportunities for the less fortunate. She died in 1969. Penelope Stevens Melson’s commitment to enhancing the life of her community provides inspiration for the future development of the library she founded.

 

Melson Society ByLaws

 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2014-2016

Elected 9 March 2014

 

Dr. John Ferling- President

Gail Reid -Vice President

Julie Dobbs – Secretary-Treasurer
Lorene Flanders – Dean of Libraries
Dr. Steve Goodson- Faculty Representative

Ken Denney – Community Representative

Robin Collins – Alumni Representative

Jennifer Sutton-Student Representative

Past President- Michelle Morgan

Bill Norris-Development/Alumni Relations Representative

Thomas Carrere-Emeritus

Sue Medeiros-Emeritus


 

 

Board of Directors 2012-2014

 

President

Dr. John Ferling

 

Vice President

Dr. Tom Carrere

 

Past President

Michelle Morgan

 

Secretary / Treasurer

Julie Dobbs

 

Faculty Representative

Gail Reid

 

 Community Representative

Sue Medeiros

 

Student Representative

Julianna Carter

 

Alumni Representative

Robin Moore Collins

 

Dean of Libraries

E. Lorene Flanders

 

Office of Development and Alumni Relations Representative

Bill Norris

 

Membership

Membership Levels

 

Student                $10.00
Subscription to Melson Society newsletter
Special invitations to exhibition openings, receptions, and author readings

 
Reader          $30.00
Subscription to Melson Society newsletter
Special invitations to exhibition openings, receptions, and author readings

 
Scholar                $100.00
All of the above benefits, plus gift acknowledgment through a special bookplate in a book selected from the Library’s recent acquisitions

Collector              $250.00
All of the above benefits, plus a complimentary signed book from a university or Melson Society-sponsored author

 Patron                 $500.00
All of the above benefits, plus a complimentary UWG parking pass

Fellow                  $1,000.00
All of the above benefits, plus a special recognition gift

 

Please make checks payable to UWG Foundation—Melson Society and mail with this form.      

Name

Address

Phone

Email

Or provide credit card information and signature ____________________________________

 

Card type/number ______________________________________________ Expiration_______

Mail form to: UWG Foundation 1601 Maple Street Carrollton, GA 30118

Join online! Visit www.westga.edu and click GIVE

 

So that we may notify an honoree or a family that a book has been plated recognizing memberships at the Scholar level or above, please provide the name and address:

  

Name _____________________________________________________

  

Address ____________________________________________________

 

Past Committees

  Marketing Committee

Dr. Jon Anderson

Shanna Freeman

Kevin Shunn

Gail Reid

Josh Sewell

 

Programs Committee

Cyle Bohannon

Joe Cumming

Suzanne Durham

Myron House

Angela Mehaffey

Dorothy Pittman

 

Membership Committee

Joan Edwards

Carol Goodson

Betsy Griffies

Robin Smith

 

2007 Steering Committee

Dr. Tom Carrere

Don Chalfant

Dr. Fran Chalfant

Helen Chambers

Julie Dobbs

Suzanne Durham

E. Lorene Flanders

Diane Fulkerson

Shanna Freeman

Sharlet George

Bart Gillespie

Victoria Gunther

Myron House

Dr. Andy Leavitt

Lisa Ledbetter

Angela Mehaffey

Vicki Morris

Dorothy Pittman

Dr. Anne Richards

Jan Ruskell

Dr. Mel Steely

Roni Tewksbury

 

Founding Board of Directors 2008-2009

 

Board of Directors, 2008-2009

 

President

Michelle Morgan

 

Vice President

Beth Hunt

 

Representing the Steering Committee as Honorary Past President

Dr. Tom Carrere

 

Secretary

Helen Chambers

 

Treasurer

Julie Dobbs

 

Faculty Representative

Dr. Micheal Crafton

 

Community Representative

Sue Medeiros

 

Student Representative

Rick Primuth

 

Alumni Representative

Kenya Elder

 

Dean of  Libraries

E. Lorene Flanders

 

Office of Development and Alumni Relations Representative

James Janis

 

President of the Student Government Association

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