Recently, State Court Judge Richard McNeely visited East Georgia State College to speak to the first-year Correll Scholars on the value of community engagement.
Judge McNeely, who currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the EGSC Foundation, discussed the value of a community in the shaping of one’s personal and intellectual wellbeing. Taking a page from French thinker De Tocqueville, he reminded students that most of what is learned takes place at home and in one’s surrounding community. He also spoke about service opportunities in the area and in the state.
The lecture was organized by Professor Randy Carter.
A vital part of the Correll Scholars Program at EGSC focuses on community involvement and service, preparing these students to be community leaders in the region. To be a Correll Scholar, students must demonstrate strength in coaching, tutoring or mentoring; have non-profit work experience; or have demonstrated commitment to others. They also must show an ability to make an impact, have excellent communication skills and strong character, have motivation to excel and focus on global society. To learn more about the Correll Scholars Program at EGSC, visit www.ega.edu/correll.