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October 16, 2013

GMC Alumni Weekend honors alumni

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Military College will host its Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday at the Milledgeville campus. Some of the weekend’s events include a golf tournament; GMC Prep vs. Lincoln County football game; the Alumni Parade featuring the 135th Corps of Cadets with guest speaker LTG Claude M. “Mick” Kicklighter, USA (Ret.), JC '52; the presentation of the 2013 Alumni Awards; a dance with entertainment by “The Grapevine;” and several opportunities for tours of GMC’s campus. 

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the honoring of a select group of individuals with Georgia Military College Alumni Awards. The recipients of these prestigious awards are selected annually from submitted nominations.

This year’s award recipients are George D.N. Coletti, D.M.D. (Distinguished Alumnus Award), Robert “Bob” Seymour (Alumni Achievement Award), Patricia Thompson (GMC Service Award), Ike Thomas (Community Service Award) and Ellen Goodrich (Honorary Alumna Award).

These five extraordinary people are representative of the fine character and countless acts of excellence displayed by the alumni and friends of Georgia Military College. GMC is fortunate to have been a part of the lives of each of these fine people. The contributions of the 2013 Alumni Award recipients have, without a doubt, made the world a better place.

For additional information, registration and ticket details, contact Earlene Hamilton, GMC Alumni Development coordinator at 478-445-0205.

 

• Distinguished Alumnus Award

George D.N. Coletti, D.M.D.

HS ’57, JC ‘59

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni whose lives have embodied the ideals of GMC including discipline, moral character and learning, whose accomplishments have made a conspicuous and positive impression on those who will follow their lead, and whose lives are examples of extraordinary accomplishment.

Personifying the GMC ideals of discipline, moral character and learning, George D. N. Coletti, D.M.D., has spent his life pursuing intellectual endeavors, service to others and the unceasing pursuit of excellence. After graduating from GMC (HS ‘57, JC ‘59), Dr. Coletti earned degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Louisville. Following service as a First Lieutenant, 82nd Airborne during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Dr. Coletti pursued his dental career, specializing in geriatric dentistry. A true Renaissance man, he lectures on Civil War medicine, serves in various civic and professional organizations, and has authored a 744-page historical novel. Dr. Coletti, whose uncle is renowned for Stone Mountain rescues, performed a daring rescue of his own there to save an injured man in 1956. Dr. Coletti and his wife Susan have eight children and eight grandchildren.

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