Distinguished Alumni Award

Since 1980, the Distinguished Alumni Award has recognized a graduate of Family and Consumer Sciences who has made lifelong contributions that reflect the beliefs and values of the College.

Mary Jo Beverly

  • BHSE, 1970
  • Thomasville-Thomas County Woman of the Year, 1999
  • Helped found the Thomas County Food Bank and Outreach Center
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Club, Thomasville Area Board of Realtors
  • Farm owner, manager (with husband), and bookkeeper, Crooked Water Farm in Ochlocknee, Ga., since 1973
  • Vice-President, assistant to manager, bookkeeper on her family-owned farm, Franklin I. Smith Farm, Inc. in Coolidge, Ga.
  • Served four terms on Thomas County Board of Commissioners
  • Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees member
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