Golden Griffieth, who has worked in the maintenance department for 14 years, received the Betsy Burgess Staff Award “for faithfulness, dedicated service, and Christian character upholding the seminary’s purpose and mission.” He is among the first to arrive on campus each morning, making sure that facilities are ready, and with his quiet, friendly greeting, he is an inspiration to us all.
Chip Carter has returned to the Atlanta area and to the seminary as support technician for information technology. He had served in that position for two and one-half years before moving last year to West Virginia.
Susan Thomas ’05 has been named staff associate in Lifelong Learning, where she had been working in a part-time capacity. She has also served as staff associate in the Office of Communications.
Congratulations—and Godspeed—to John Knapp (MATS ’95) and the entire staff of The Southern Institute of Business and Professional Ethics, who have moved to their new offices at Georgia State University. Late last year, the institute became part of the university’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Since 1996, Columbia had provided office space and other services at no cost to the institute. In addition, the seminary had been a supportive partner in the development and production of many of its programs and educational resources.