Masters Golf

“Forget your opponents;
always play against par.”
~Sam Snead



April 8, 2011


Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The Dean’s Diary will be a short one this week as all eyes are on the Augusta National and the Masters Golf Tournament. Our community comes together every year to be seen nationally and internationally because of a game of golf. Tournament play is in its second round today and will finish this weekend. The weekend will have folks in front of their televisions if they don’t have tickets to the tournament. Sunday afternoon and early evening all eyes will be peered toward the 18th hole. Our community has been preparing for the climax of this week all year. The Masters Tournament has put Augusta, Georgia ‘on the map’.

It’s very similar to the way our GHSU community has come together to realize our vision of being a world-wide recognized Academic Health Center of being ‘on the map’. We are full-force ahead ‘playing against par’. Our ESP initiative brought forth short and long-term strategic planning and goals. Many of you are involved on the committees that are working on these initiatives. Our name changed to reflect to the world our university status. Our leadership is continuing to move in the direction that will fulfill our goals. Unlike the Masters Tournament that has a definite beginning and ending, we continue to ‘play against par’ every day, knowing that we are striving to be the best our institution can be. Many thanks to you for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to GHSU.

We hope that you have been able to take a little bit of time off this week to enjoy the great weather, the visitors that are in town, or better yet a walk around the Augusta National.

Upcoming events to please mark your calendars:

MCG Faculty Senate Awards – April 14

Homecoming – April 15-17

MCG Hooding – May 4

GHSU Graduation – May 5

MCG State of the School – May 13

President’s Inauguration – May 20

9th Annual GHSU Tech Fair – May 26


Best wishes,