As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it's working properly, it's easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Cox, GA, is for your family.
At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That's just not the way we do business.
When you choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you can rest easy knowing you won't have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.
We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Cox, GA.
Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Cox, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.
We get it - there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.
Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:
We're authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.
We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.
We understand that money doesn't just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you'll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Cox, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Cox has one of Georgia's largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It's our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.
From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Cox, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.
Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn't just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Airworx AC is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There's no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven't seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.
We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We're authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn't matter what A/C unit brand you have - our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.
Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Cox and the surrounding area:
Once springtime rolls around, it's very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.
Don't be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night - these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won't work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.
If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what's going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.
Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it's hot outside. It's common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it's time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.
South Georgia isn't known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure - wintertime in Cox can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home's furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home's heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it's important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Airworx AC a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.
Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:
Today's heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don't need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.
As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:
You're probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Cox. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year's bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.
Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.
If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn't working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven't changed your home's air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it's time to call Liberty Heating & Airworx AC.
You and your family depend on your home's A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times - like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.
As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer - two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry - we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.
If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn't experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.
If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there's a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner's job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth - and that's just the start.
When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brenton Cox Jr. has been under an Orange & Blue microscope since he joined the Gators in 2019 as a five-star transfer from Georgia.Cox always passed the eye test, standing 6-foot-3.25 and tipping the scales at 252 pounds before this season. The numbers Cox seeks on the field started to show up late last season. He finished with a team-high 8.5 sacks, including a career-high four in the win over...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brenton Cox Jr. has been under an Orange & Blue microscope since he joined the Gators in 2019 as a five-star transfer from Georgia.
Cox always passed the eye test, standing 6-foot-3.25 and tipping the scales at 252 pounds before this season. The numbers Cox seeks on the field started to show up late last season. He finished with a team-high 8.5 sacks, including a career-high four in the win over Florida State, one shy of the school record set by Alex Brown in a win over Tennessee in 1999.
He spent the offseason training to get leaner and quicker.
Cox opened his fourth season at Florida with a career-high 10 tackles in the victory over Utah. Through three games, the redshirt-junior outside linebacker has 22 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
The No. 20-ranked Gators visit No. 11-ranked Tennessee on Saturday, a matchup that is being billed as Tennessee's best chance to defeat the Gators in several years. Florida has won 16 of 17 meetings since 2005.
Cox knows that the Volunteers' up-tempo offense, led by quarterback Hendon Hooker, presents a unique challenge. Preventing Hooker from dominating the pace is a primary goal for Florida's defense.
"It's always a goal to affect the quarterback,'' Cox said. "Tennessee's real big on running tempo, so just getting back to the ball, getting lined up, keep getting after it, reacting and running to the ball. That's going to be real big for us to be successful."
Here is a Q&A with Cox as the Gators prepare to head to Rocky Top: BRENTON COX JR. Q&A
Q: How would you assess your season thus far? A: I'm nowhere [near] where I want to be. I'm just out here trying to hustle, do whatever it takes for the team to win. So far, I got a lot of tackles. No sacks, but I'm still working. Everybody on the team is working. We've got a common goal that we want at the end of the year, so we're just trying to come to work every day, do what we can and be successful.
Q: What impact does Ventrell Miller's absence have on the defense when he can't play? A: It's pretty big, you know. A guy like that, a lot of people say the heart and soul of the defense, and that's kind of true. When you have that big factor in the middle of the defense that controls everything, kind of like the quarterback of the defense. But we got a lot of guys that can step up and fill that role, so I'm pretty confident in those guys.
Q: What's the approach to slowing down a quarterback like Hooker? A: Just going in and running to everything. Everything we're doing has to be a sprint, literally everything. Even getting to the ball has to be a sprint. And it always takes time just to get used to the tempo because other teams don't do that. But Coach Toney has been doing real good simulating how it's going to be on Saturday. I think we'll be well prepared.
Q: How does defensive depth factor in against a fast-paced offense? A: That's the thing; it's not really a rotation when you're going that fast. So whoever's out there, it's kind of like 5-on-5 basketball. You're playing their 11 against our 11. So, there's kind of going to be dead-ball situations where you can sub, but we'll be alright. Everybody on the team is well-conditioned, so we should be good.
Q: What has linebackers coach Mike Peterson unlocked for you? A: Hustling. Yeah, that's his biggest pet peeve. You gotta hustle. You can't teach that. It's gotta be in you. So him just teaching me the right way to do things on and off the field has been a great help for me.
Q: What's the Tennessee rivalry mean to you? A: It means a lot because I'm from Georgia, so it's in the middle of Florida and Tennessee. So there's a lot of fans that go both ways. This game pretty much settles all the back and forth between my family that they do with me. A lot of them are from Tennessee and a lot of them are from Florida or they're near the border. This will be a good game.
Q: How critical of a game is this for you guys? A: It's an East opponent, right, Tennessee is in the East? All East games are worth double around here. Yeah, we fell short one game so this game is like, honestly, it's like a championship game for us so we got to take it seriously.
Q: Do you recall any game you have played when the pace was similar to what you expect at Tennessee? A: I would say 2020 Ole Miss, that game was pretty fast. I don't think nobody goes faster than them. That was the worst game I've played as far as tempo. That was the biggest game we had and that was my opener, so I don't know if it was as bad as it felt because it was our opener, but that's the last game I remember going that fast tempo.
Q: How much motivation do you get from being underrated by some NFL scouting personnel? A: Yeah, most definitely it motivated me to come out and work extra hard. Going from being the top-rated guy to being overlooked, you know, that could be a humbling experience, but it just keeps me going every day. I may have [voiced my frustration] when I was a little emotional, but at the end of the day, you know, it's, 'if they good, they'll see you; if you good, they'll see you.' That's how I look at it. I try to just take it one day at a time; leave out everything and just keep working.
Q: Story behind the neck roll you wear on game day? A: You don't really need it but you need it. It's kinda for injury and for looks. With the injury, not too much. So I would say more of a look right now.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marcus Ferreira advanced to the finals of his singles bracket while the tandem of Michael Ross and Nathan Cox will play for a doubles championship highlighting the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team’s performance on the second day of the Commodore Invitational at the Currey Tennis Center on Saturday.Ferreira earned a three-set decision over South Carolina’s Carter Morgan and then defeated Mathis Debru of Illinois to advance to the championship match of the Arthur Ashe draw. Cox and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marcus Ferreira advanced to the finals of his singles bracket while the tandem of Michael Ross and Nathan Cox will play for a doubles championship highlighting the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team’s performance on the second day of the Commodore Invitational at the Currey Tennis Center on Saturday.
Ferreira earned a three-set decision over South Carolina’s Carter Morgan and then defeated Mathis Debru of Illinois to advance to the championship match of the Arthur Ashe draw. Cox and Ross moved on to the finals of the doubles Green draw with a victory over Morgan and Casey Hoole.
Mitchell Deames added a pair of singles wins while Jeremie Casabon was victorious in both singles and doubles for Vandy as well.
Doubles Green draw – Cox/Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Morgan/Hoole (South Carolina), 6-3 Green draw – Talluri/Woldeab (Texas) def. Ferreira/Klopper (Vanderbilt), 6-2 Blue draw – Robb-Wilcox/Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Meister/da Silva (Illinois/South Carolina), 7-5 Red draw – van Assendelft/Schlageter (Oklahoma) def. Troost/Sisam (Vanderbilt), 7-6 (5) Red draw – Miyoshi/Debru (Illinois) def. Wang/Deames (Vanderbilt), 6-3
Singles Pete Sampras draw – #9 Tyler Stice def. Michael Ross (Vanderbilt), 5-7, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (3) Pete Sampras draw – #91 Nate Bonetto (Florida) def. Ross (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-4 Pete Sampras draw – #59 Joubert Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. Finn Murgett (Auburn), 6-1, 4-6, 11-9 Pete Sampras draw – Jeremie Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Baptiste Anselmo (Oklahoma), 6-4, 6-0 Pete Sampras draw – Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Klopper (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 5-7, 10-8 Andre Agassi draw – #20 Andres Martin (Georgia Tech) def. Siim Troost (Vanderbilt), 6-1, 6-2 Andre Agassi draw – Troost (Vanderbilt) def. Lukas Greif (Florida), 6-4, 6-4 Andre Agassi draw – #89 Connor Thomson (South Carolina) def. Nathan Cox (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-4 Andre Agassi draw – Nevin Arimilli (Texas) def. Cox (Vanderbilt), 7-5, 6-7 (2), 10-5 Andre Agassi draw – Alejandro Moreno (Auburn) def. Macsen Sisam (Vanderbilt), 2-6, 6-4, 11-9 Andre Agassi draw – Jip Van Assendelft (Oklahoma) def. Sisam (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Arthur Ashe draw – Marcus Ferreira (Vanderbilt) def. Carter Morgan (South Carolina), 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 Arthur Ashe draw – Ferreira (Vanderbilt) def. Mathis Debru (Illinois), 7-5, 6-3 Arthur Ashe draw – Paul Wang (Vanderbilt) def. Elias Shokry (Georgia Tech), 4-6, 6-2, 10-7 Arthur Ashe draw – Mitchell Deames (Vanderbilt) def. Walker Stearns (Ole Miss), 6-4, 7-5 Arthur Ashe draw – Deames (Vanderbilt) def. Wang (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-2 Arthur Ashe draw – Rohan Sachdev (Georgia Tech) def. Connor Robb-Wilcox (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-2 Arthur Ashe draw – Robb-Wilcox (Vanderbilt) def. Gordon Whitwell (Ole Miss), 6-4, 6-3
Play will begin at 8 a.m. CT Sunday on the final day of the tournament.
Photo: Billy Napier and Cox Jr.; Credit: Alex ShepherdTransferring from Georgia to Florida in 2019 before debuting at UF in 2020, Brenton Cox Jr. showed serious potential as a borderline-elite caliber edge rusher the Gators could lean on following the departure of Jonathan Greenard.He was able to partly fill the large shoes by creating pressure on the quarterback — albeit infrequently compared to Greenard with just four sacks in 2020 — but failed to live up to the five-star...
Photo: Billy Napier and Cox Jr.; Credit: Alex Shepherd
Transferring from Georgia to Florida in 2019 before debuting at UF in 2020, Brenton Cox Jr. showed serious potential as a borderline-elite caliber edge rusher the Gators could lean on following the departure of Jonathan Greenard.
He was able to partly fill the large shoes by creating pressure on the quarterback — albeit infrequently compared to Greenard with just four sacks in 2020 — but failed to live up to the five-star billing he earned as a prospect coming out of high school.
But, in the early stages of 2022, he's flipping the switch as he starts meeting his expectations and ridding himself of the fixable issues evident in his play over the last few seasons.
The Gators' starting JACK edge rusher took the podium on Wednesday evening as part of the weekly media availabilities with head coach Billy Napier and select players. While answering questions, one central theme reigned supreme in his assessment of where he is and where he wants to go as a player this season.
What's that theme? Hustle.
"I'm nowhere where I want to be," he said when asked about his performance to begin the year. "I'm just out here trying to hustle, do whatever it takes for the team to win. So far, I got a lot of tackles."
Accounting for 21 total tackles this season in three games (20 below his season total a year ago), Cox is proving his worth as a legitimate threat off the edge in Florida's defense. In week one, it earned him honors as Co-SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
He's picked up where he lacked in run support in the past, setting the edge more consistently and making plays from the backside in abundance.
While he's yet to hit home on the quarterback this season to record a sack, his disruptiveness to command attention and create looks for his teammates is shining through to aid Florida in the pass-rushing department.
"No sacks, but I'm still working. Everybody on the team is working. We've got a common goal that we want at the end of the year, so we're just trying to come to work every day, do what we can and be successful."
In the past, the knock on him was his propensity to take plays off when he wasn't wreaking havoc in the opposing backfield on pass-rushing downs.
However, that is not the case this season, as he's taken a team-oriented approach, as he stated on Wednesday. Cox credits outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson for holding him accountable in that area.
"Hustling," he said about what Peterson's unlocked in him. "That's his biggest pet peeve. You gotta hustle. You can't teach that. It's gotta be in you. So him just teaching me the right way to do things on and off the field has been a great help for me."
Playing in what is expected to be Cox's final season in orange and blue before he attempts to jump to the NFL, the Georgia native is vocal about what he feels to be disrespect regarding his game from those evaluating talent for the next level.
Taking to Twitter on multiple occasions to show his production off the edge with video clips and descriptions, although he has since deleted the outbursts, Cox is set on proving he can be a valuable asset to a professional franchise next season. He's making the needed adjustments under the tutelage of the former NFL linebacker he has for a coach — like the increased level of effort, efficiency in run support and setting his teammates up to make plays.
As a result, Cox is well on his way to realizing that goal while using the feeling of being overlooked as fuel.
"Yeah, most definitely it motivated me to come out and work extra hard. Going from being the top-rated guy to being overlooked, you know, that could be a humbling experience, but it just keeps me going every day.
"If they [are] good, they'll see you; if you [are] good, they'll see you. That's how I look at it. I try to just take it one day at a time; leave out everything and just keep working."
He'll look to continue progressing and rekindle the fire he had at the end of last season in getting to the passer — stacking up four sacks in the regular season finale of 2021 against Florida State — as the year rolls along.
If he can remain steadfast in his newfound approach, Cox has the talent to ascend his rank in the eyes of NFL executives at the next level and establish Florida's defense in year one under coordinator Patrick Toney.
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ATHENS, Ga. --- The Saturday, Sept. 24, non-conference game between No. 1 Georgia and Kent State will kickoff at 12 p.m.The game will be carried on the SEC Network+ and ESPN+. As part of the SEC-ESPN contract, ESPN has the right to air at least one non-conference game per school on ESPN+.SEC Network+ is complementary to the SEC Network and accessible at no additional charge to SEC Network subscribers with a customer's TV provider credentials. It can be accessed through the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets, conn...
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Saturday, Sept. 24, non-conference game between No. 1 Georgia and Kent State will kickoff at 12 p.m.
The game will be carried on the SEC Network+ and ESPN+. As part of the SEC-ESPN contract, ESPN has the right to air at least one non-conference game per school on ESPN+.
SEC Network+ is complementary to the SEC Network and accessible at no additional charge to SEC Network subscribers with a customer's TV provider credentials. It can be accessed through the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or via espn.com/watch.
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Almost a year into her tenure at Georgia College and State University, university president Cathy Cox’s new strategic plan is taking form. Cox, the former dean of Mercer’s law school and Georgia secretary of state, says the university has plans to focus on skills for Georgia’s workforce and teach studen...
Almost a year into her tenure at Georgia College and State University, university president Cathy Cox’s new strategic plan is taking form. Cox, the former dean of Mercer’s law school and Georgia secretary of state, says the university has plans to focus on skills for Georgia’s workforce and teach students underrated skills they need to succeed in jobs. In a conversation with the Telegraph in her Milledgeville office, Cox talked about these goals, her own education’s impact and the life of the late Sandra Deal. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity.
You’ve been at GCSU for less than a year. What were your first impressions here? What stood out to you?
Until you get here, you don’t necessarily feel and see exactly what the school’s reputation means on the ground. Until you really understand the culture here, it’s hard to really appreciate that.
I loved this past spring going around and talking to our graduating seniors right before commencement, asking them if they felt like they had changed during their four years at Georgia College. They said, ‘Absolutely… I’ve presented my research at a conference and things I never would have thought I could handle when I came here as a first-year student.’
What new things are you looking forward to on the horizon for Georgia College?
We’re about to start in a new strategic planning process this fall that I think will help us refine a lot of ideas that are circling around the campus, but I think a lot of those things will come out of some key concepts that revolve around innovation and entrepreneurship and really focusing on the workforce needs of Georgia and the workforce goals of our students.
What are some of the values of that plan for students? The community?
Regardless of what a student is majoring in, we’re going to be preparing them with critical thinking skills, analytical skills… Those are the skills that employers say they want in someone they hire, and those are the things they don’t want to take the time to teach somebody.
Those are the things that we think we do very well through all of the high impact practices we offer in a liberal arts education. So we’re very proud of the way that we develop that in students.
We’ve talked about all these experiences for students. How have your experiences with journalism school, law school and other things helped you in your current role?
I feel like I use some of those skill sets every single day. Last night, for example, I was using my journalism skills to write and edit a statement. So I draw on those writing skills that I really worked on as a journalist and as a lawyer for a number of years…
I love to get to know people. I love to know students here and why they chose Georgia College. So that’s really the fun part of the job in addition to drawing on all of these other skills that I’ve assembled over the years.
What is one achievement you’ve had so far at GCSU that you’re most proud of?
We just had our annual GC Gives Day where we ask all of our entering first year students, on the Saturday before they start classes, to get up at 8:30 on a Saturday morning and get out and volunteer. A thousand plus of those students dispersed all over Milledgeville and Baldwin County to help in all kinds of community organizations and nonprofit places, to really do some manual labor.
I was out with them pulling weeds in a community garden. They had a great time and they really served to show the community we care about what’s happening in your neighborhood, not just on our campus. It’s truthfully the biggest service project of the year in Milledgeville in Baldwin County, but that’s just a one little illustration of the way that we want to be outside of the walls of our campus impacting our community.
Sandra Deal unfortunately passed away recently. We’ve talked about all these goals, accomplishments and experiences, along with GCSU’s reputation, and I know she played a role in those things. How did Sandra Deal impact GCSU and the people around it?
She was just a people person, you know, she never entered a room when she was wearing a smile and just embracing everyone in the room. She was the essence of all of these skills that we try to imbue in all of our Georgia College students because she cared about people.
She cared about how everyone in the room felt, she wanted everybody to be comfortable when she was in the room. She was just humbled in every aspect of her life…Just the best of the best you could ever have hoped to have come out of this University.