“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

– T.S. Eliot


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


The final entry…

Today, we make the final entry in the Dean’s Diary.

I hope in some way, these weekly writings have helped highlight the very real quality of those to your right and to your left and of the person you greet each morning in the mirror. You are such an outstanding group of individuals and professionals gathered here at Georgia’s public medical school.

It has been my distinct privilege to serve as your dean, to ideally support your significant efforts and, often, to simply get out of your way and to let you shine.

While I will be very much with you for several more weeks and fully active as your dean, we felt it best to go ahead and cease this communication with both change and the holidays approaching.

Leonie and I are certainly excited about the opportunities and challenges of making a new life in Richmond, Virginia. But it is important to me that you know that our lives here have been so enriched by you and that we will take and keep a bit of MCG and each of you with us always.

Thank you for your support and friendship.


Upcoming Events

Dec. 7 – Experience the significant talent at Augusta University’s at the “Noon Arts: Live at the Lee.” Master of Ceremonies and Art Department Chair Scott Thorp welcomes performers from multiple areas of the university and health system. Support your fellow students, staff and faculty as they play instruments, recite poetry, dance or sing during this concert series at the Lee Auditorium. There are even bonus acts from the Division of Communications and Marketing and Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs. This free event is sponsored by the AU Arts Council. Light snacks and drinks will be provided and you can enter to win a drawing for tickets to an upcoming Wycliffe Gordon and Friends performance at the Maxwell Theatre. If you’d like to perform at the Feb. 1 or April 12 Noon Arts concerts, contact Tricia Perea, tperea@augusta.edu.

Dec. 23 and 26 – Christmas holidays. Campus closed.

Jan. 2 – New Year’s Holiday. Campus closed.

Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Campus closed.

 Jan. 19 – MCG Faculty Senate, noon, Lee Auditorium

Feb. 7 – 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of MCG: Commemorating the Past and Envisioning the Future with guest speaker, Dr. David Satcher, former US Surgeon General. 5:30 p.m., Harrison Commons. Reception following.

Enjoy those weekends and celebrate the days in between!