Area residents to be honored at LaGrange College homecoming
LaGRANGE — LaGrange College will be honoring several Troup County residents during homecoming activities this weekend.
Cindy Bowen, class of 1985, is receiving the prestigious Shackelford Alumni Achievement Award. The honor is presented annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and brought honor to the college. Bowen is a science teacher at Long Cane Middle School.
She will be joining additional Shackelford winners in a forum at 11:15 a.m. Friday in the Lewis Library auditorium to discuss how their time at the college shaped their lives. They will receive their awards at a luncheon following the forum.
Other achievement award honorees are F.J. “Josh” Fenn, class of 2000, president/CEO and economic development director of the chamber of commerce in Jefferson; Dr. Zachary Taylor III, class of 1977, district health director for Georgia Department of Public Health; and Dr. Henry Vucetic, class of 2003, interventional pain specialist at The Spine and Pain Institute in Akron, Ohio.
This year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award winner also will be participating in Friday’s forum. He is Grant Miller, Class of 2007, personal photographer for President George W. Bush.
On Saturday, honorary alumni awards will be presented to Susan Hancock of Charleston, South Carolina — formerly of LaGrange — and Troup County residents Dr. William Fackler Jr., retired cardiologist; Fred Hoppe, owner of National Management Resources Corp.; and Dr. Sandra Johnson, retired professor and minister.
Also recognized will be the 2015 Sports Hall of Fame inductees, Michael J. Lemmo, class of 2005; and Charles “Bo” Bray, class of 2004.