GBH Class of 1962 Attends Graduation
May 11, 2012
Graduates from the 1962 graduating classes from the Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing gathered for the graduation of the class that followed them by 50 years. The graduation was held at 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church on Peachtree. L-R: Anne Newton, Gloria Gaskins Ferrell, Genie Hancock Coats, Ginger Malcom Chesser , Doni Posey Whitley, Mildred Kendrick Smith, Edith Robinson Fox, Brenda Duncan Nave, Nelda Harmon Floyd.
Sort of like herding cats
The 1962 graduates had a great time chatting, but the robing process was wonderfully chaotic.
By the time the robing was finished, we had collected two more for a total of eleven. L-R: Judy Coker McClanahan, Gloria Gaskins Ferrell, Genie Hancock Coats, Ginger Malcom Chesser (back), Doni Posey Whitley, Mildred Kendrick Smith, Julienne Guerry Harmon, Edith Robinson Fox, Nelda Harmon Floyd, Brenda Duncan Nave, Anne Newton
Rod went along as driver and photographer. At right, Dee Keeton, President of the Alumni Association, dropped by to greet the Class of 1962 members. She is shown with Brenda, who is a member of the Alumni Board, and Jenny McCurdy.
About 128 graduates of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer processed into the sanctuary of 2nd Ponce de Leon.
After the processional of 2012 graduates came the eleven members of the 1962 class and they were seated on the front row.
The Class of 1962 was asked to stand and be recognized by all those who were coming along fifty years later. It was an enthusiastic greeting.
From their front-row seat they watched the remainder of the celebration of graduation and the various special awards made.
After the ceremony was over, we gathered at Mary Mac's on Ponce de Leon for lunch. Jenny McCurdy was able to join us there. Around the table clockwise are Judy, Anne, Mildred's daughter, Mildred, Brenda, Julienne, Nelda, Genie, Ginger, Ginger's sister.