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: Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD)
Location: Savannah GA
In a couple of weeks if everything goes as planned I will be traveling to Savannah GA with a great group of friends to enjoy the culture, food, and fellowship in one of my favorite cities.
Savannah is one of the cities that has class but is not pretentious. I love the line from the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” that describes Savannah.
“If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, “What’s your business?” In Macon they ask, “Where do you go to church?” In Augusta they ask your grandmother’s maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is “What would you like to drink?”
One of the things you will see in the historic district of Savannah is the presence of Savannah College of Art and Design. All of the gold on the map represents SCAD’s footprint today in Savannah. Pretty amazing when you read about it beginning back in 1978.
Today SCAD has over 7,000 students and more than 1,000 faculty and staff, the Savannah campus of SCAD covers more that 1.5 million square feet in Savannah’s historic and Victorian districts.
If you want a fascinating read on how former husband and wife team of Richard Rowan and Paula Wallace, along with her parents, May and Paul Poetter created SCAD in 1978 go to the link below.
Today Paula Wallace depicted below serves as the college president of SCAD.