My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Augusta State University
Location: Augusta GA
This past week I had a friend travel to Augusta GA to watch the first round of the Masters. He was ecstatic that a company in the industry he works in had invited him to come as their guest. That visit included one night of lodging at private residence the company had rented for the entire week.
Many people do not realize the economic and cultural significance of the Masters on the Augusta GA and Aiken SC region. Most schools are closed the entire week including Augusta University. A large number of people do rent out their homes during Masters week. There is even a website called Masters Housing Bureau for that purpose. I feel certain with Augusta University closed for the entire week some faculty or administrators homes are listed.
The Athletic Director at Augusta is Clint Bryant who like me is a former college basketball coach and currently serves as Augusta’s Athletic Director. In August of 2015 Clint invited me to speak at his coaches retreat when Augusta was called Georgia Regents University.
Clint on the right after I spoke at his retreat.
Augusta University was founded as the Academy of Richmond County in 1783 as a high school. … In 1958, the college became a part of the University System of Georgia and its name was formally changed to Augusta College. It remained a two-year college until 1963, when it attained four-year status. In 2012 then Augusta State changed its name to Georgia Regents and in September 2015 the name reverted back to Augusta University.