GOOD FOR YOU: Jackson inducted into Writer's Hall of Fame

GOOD FOR YOU: Jackson inducted into Writer's Hall of Fame

November 2nd, 2012 by Susan Pierce and Staff Report in Life Entertainment

Tom Cofer, center, was honored by Dr. Bruce Hutchinson, left, president of the Orange Grove Center board of directors, upon his rotation off the board after 16 years of service. In addition to serving on the board, Cofer was a camp counselor at Orange Grove's Double G Camp and volunteered his time to many of the center's causes and needs. Also pictured is Cindy Cofer, the honoree's wife.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Jackson inducted into Writer's Hall of Fame

Richard Jackson, author of 10 books of poems including "Resonance," "Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems" and "Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems" was one of five people inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 during the Friends of Literacy's awards dinner.

Jackson has published two books of translations, "Last Voyage: The Poems of Giovanni Pascoli" from Italian and Alexandar Persolja's "Journey of the Sun" from Slovene.

He has been awarded the Order of Freedom Medal by the president of Slovenia for literacy and humanitarian work in the Balkans, and has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter-Bynner Fellow, NEA Fellow and NEH Fellow.

In 2009, he won the AWP George Garret National Award for Teaching, Writing and Arts Advocacy, and has had five Pushcart Prize Poem appearances.

Also honored were Lisa Alther, Lifetime Achievement; Inman Majors, David Brill and Dr. Glenn Reynolds.

Moyen receives global fellowship

Dr. Eric Moyen, associate professor of education at Lee University, attended the Salzburg Global Seminar held in Salzburg, Austria, in October.

Moyen was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship by the Appalachian College Association, affording him the opportunity to attend the seminar "Optimizing Talent-Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning."

Moyen is one of 65 Salzburg Global Fellows from 25 countries who attended the event.

Moyen also serves as Lee's director of first-year programs, the primary professor of pedagogy, and the Lee liaison for a number of Teach American History grants.

Nine Georgia law recruits graduate

Nine Basic Law Enforcement recruits graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College on Oct. 27 during a ceremony held on the Gordon County campus. Lt. Jeffery Scott Ford, training officer for the Polk County Police Department and GNTC Night Academy coordinator, was the featured speaker.

The graduates were Brandon C. Broome, Charles A. Bufford, Matthew T. Monica, Randy F. Pyles, John R. Stein, Courtney L. Taylor, Javier Villalobos-Olmedo, Dustin W. Wade and Dustin L. Willingham.

McCallie honor society inducts 15

McCallie School's sophomore leadership organization, TEPS, inducted 15 young men during a recent chapel ceremony.

The group is named for Dr. Thomas Edwards Peck Woods, who taught at McCallie and served as associate headmaster from 1921 to 1948.

New members are Jack Baird, Wesley Brown, Michael Chirumbole, Reed Covington, Tajj-Udeen Davis, Will Evans, Ward Klein, Patrick Littlejohn and Shea Longshore.

Also, J.J. Moncus, Matthew Norris, Paul Silverblatt, Sam Viscomi, Turner Voges and Alec Winkle.