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College of Coastal Georgia Staff Newsletter

Late November 2010

Table of Contents

Mariners Win

Fine Arts Benefit Performance

Fine Dining at Camden Center

Annual Giving Campaign Update

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

Manna House Post-Thanksgiving Tradition

Campus Construction Update

Alumni Data Base Growing


Coastal Georgia in the News

Regents Chair Tours Campus


Mariners Scoreboard 

new athletics

The men's basketball team improved to 5-2
with wins over
Aiken Tech and
traditional power

Next home game is November 23, 7:30 pm
vs. Florida State College.

Click here for the complete schedule

Go Mariners!


Upcoming Birthdays


Early December

1 - Rhonda Mayville

1 - T. David Reese

4 - Diana Leal

11 - Kent Layton



Connect to Campus


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23 - Thanks by the Lake

Celebration hosted by the Culinary Arts students

Noon-1:30 p.m.



23 - Mariners Basketball

Florida State College

7:30 p.m.

Coffin Gym


25 - Thanksgiving

25-26 - Campus Closed for the Holiday 


26 - Four Seasons

Paintings by Judith Pond Kudlow & Chris Groves

Anderson Fine Art Gallery

St. Simons Island


26 - Historic Downtown Brunswick Christmas Tree Lighting

5:30 p.m.

More information

27 - Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Fireworks Finale


Early December Events


1 - Candlelight Holiday Tour

& Reception

5 p.m.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel


1-31 - Holidays in History Guided Tours

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jekyll Island Historic District

6:30 p.m.


2 - Benefit Performance

Maestro Luis Haza

6:30 p.m.

Southeast Georgia

Conference Center 


4 - Annual Brunswick Christmas Parade

 10 a.m.


4 - Gingerbread House Workshop

10 a.m.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel


4 - Historic Old Town Brunswick

Christmas Tour of Homes

1-6 p.m.


5 -Christmas at Ashantilly

4:30-6:30 p.m.



5-6 - Glynn Art in the Park Christmas Craft Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pier Village

St. Simons Island


6 -  Christmas Concert

Coastal Symphony of Georgia

7:30 p.m.

Glynn Academy Auditorium



6-27 - Letters to Santa

Annual Posting of Children's Letters

Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery



8-13 - Exam Week


10-11, 17-19 - Dickens' Christmas Carol

 Ritz Theatre


Ticket information


11 - Jingle Bell Run

 Benefit for CASA Kids

9 a.m.

Jekyll Island


11 - Christmas Tour of Homes

 Cassina Garden Club

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Simons Island


11 - Holiday Family Fun Day

  Brunswick Public Library


11 - A Dickens' Feast

 7:30 p.m.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Grand Dining Room


12 - Winter Concert

  Coastal Youth Symphony

3 p.m.

Glynn Academy Auditorium


12 - Santa at Crane Cottage

11: 30 a.m.-2p.m. 

Jekyll Island Historic District


12 - Sea-son's Greetings

 Santa Comes to the

Georgia Sea Turtle Center


Jekyll Island

Haza_ViolinThe College Foundation and the Committee on the Arts present violinist Luis Haza in a benefit supporting culture and the performing arts at Coastal Georgia.


Maestro Luis Haza will perform his first recital in the Golden Isles December 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. Benefit tickets are $100/person, available through the College Advancement Office, 912.279.5702. In addition to the concert, the ticket price includes a cocktail buffet catered by Halyard's following the performance.

Biography of Maestro Haza


Fine Dining at Camden Center

Culinary Arts DiningGive the gift of gourmet dining or treat yourself to exceptional dinners as the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Department opens the dining room doors of the Camden Center to showcase students' talent.


Beginning in January, students and instructors will offer a series of six evenings of fine dining.  2009 Camden Chef of the Year Steven Ingersoll, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, personally works with the students to design delectable menus. The students then prepare and serve the dinners in the classic fine dining tradition.   


The prix fixe menus feature fresh, seasonal ingredients and unique touches to familiar favorites, all prepared to the highest standards. Examples include:

  • Lump crab cakes with Tequila beurre blanc
  • Rosemary shrimp skewers with pistachio pesto
  • Crab bisque with caviar and crème fraiche
  • Pan-seared filet mignon with Bordelaise sauce
  • Grilled tuna steak with fava beans and tapenade
  • Chocolate fondue and crème brûlée

The Wednesday night dinners will be offered January 26, February 23, March 9, March 30, and April 13. A special Valentine's Day dinner will also be offered Monday evening, February 14. Meals will be served at 7 p.m. in the dining room of the Camden Center, 8001 Lakes Boulevard, Kingsland.


The series of six dinners is available for $100/person, or $25/person for one evening. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is required. For full details and to secure reservations, call the office of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Department in Camden, 912.510.3330, on Mondays through December 13, 2010, between 2-6 p.m.


Update on Foundation Annual Giving Campaign

The number of contributions to the Annual Fund has hit a four-year high, with 456 donors on record for 2010. With six weeks remaining in the campaign, the Foundation has achieved 70% of the $1.1 million goal.


The major gifts portion of the campaign has received five gifts totaling $430,000 from the Southeast Georgia Health System, Mary and Jack Dinos, Margaret Davis, The Virginia and Tom Gossage Foundation, and St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation.


As of November 16, 56 faculty and staff members have donated $19,480, representing approximately 65% of the campus' $30,000 goal.


To participate in the 2010 Annual Giving Campaign, contact the Advancement Office or donate online.


Salvation ArmyCommunity Service Opportunity

Dr. Clayton Hurd invites College campus colleagues to assist the Salvation Army during the Christmas season


"We are organizing a Red Kettle Drive and looking for a group of willing bell-ringers to volunteer for 2-hour shifts on select days in December. Participants will be paired with another College volunteer so you won't be lonely! 

Money raised for the Salvation Army is used for their Christmas programs and to help keep their doors open year round. Please consider volunteering for this important holiday tradition. Your participation really makes a difference"


Volunteers are needed to fill shifts December 3, 4, 10 and 11. Location: Publix Super Market in the Village at Glynn Place, Brunswick. 


To volunteer, e-mail Dr. Hurd the date(s) and shifts (late morning, early afternoon and/or late afternoon) that you are available.


Leenhouts Legacy Lives On at Manna House
SGA seeking volunteers to help serve Friday, November 26


Leenhouts_DaveWorking with the SGA, Dave Leenhouts, former Director of Student Life, instituted a College community service event the day following Thanksgiving at Manna House. On a day Manna House would normally be closed, the doors were opened to feed local residents in need.


According to Andrew Smith, Prof. Sharon Bartkovich has agreed to assist SGA with this year's effort, but additional faculty and staff support is needed. Contact if you are able to assist.


Campus Construction Update

Carver_ConstructionGreg Carver, Assistant Vice President, Design and Construction, provides an update on campus construction as of mid-November.

Pedestrian Mall - The expanded project scope includes lights, benches, irrigation and additional sidewalk. Completion is now expected by January 7.

Health & Science Building - A material-completion date of mid-December is still expected, with work continuing 7 days a week.  Furniture and equipment will be delivered and installed from mid-December through the first week of January, allowing classes to use the new facility beginning January 10, 2011. The next move-in planning meeting is scheduled for December 1 with College staff. The new parking lot between the Health & Science Building and Altama Avenue should be completed by mid-February.

Tennis Courts - Lighting and fence installation is complete. Nets and windscreens will be installed at the end of the project, with completion now expected by approximately December 1, 2010.

Campus Center - The website is being updated regularly with aerial photos and information. Construction is still on target for completion by July 2011.

Student Housing - The curb and gutter for the roadway and parking lot are essentially complete; placement of the asphalt base will begin prior to Thanksgiving. Expected completion is July, with construction approximately 3 weeks ahead of schedule at this time.


Alumni Data Base Growing

Another 437 alumni records CCGA_Alumnibeen added to the data base since November 9, bringing the total number of former students "found" since this summer to over 5,000.


To expand the data base, Meah Thornton, student assistant in the Advancement Office, is researching old records from 1966-1989 in the Registrar's Office. The information is in alpha order rather than class year, requiring each record be reviewed before input. The project is expected to require 6 months to complete.


Voluntary registration is more efficient since information is current. Please encourage alumni to reconnect by visiting our website to register


Benefits include discounts on continuing education courses, library privileges, access to the College fitness center, free admission to Mariner athletic games, personal invitations to special events and more.


This Week's Photo
Memory Walk CCGA

On a chilly Saturday morning, November 6, ten members members of the College team participated in the Alzheimer's Association Golden Isles Memory Walk staged on the College Parcourse Trail. Jennifer Page, team organizer, was named Top Individual Fundraiser, earninging $1,007 for the cause. The College team exceeded their $1,500 goal, raising $2.047 and earning recognition as the Top Fundraising Team.


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