Honored Eagles – Spring 2015


Pictured left to right: David Woodrum, Brad Trower, Cedric Henry, Michael Sanders, Joseph Barrow, Susan Finger, Robin Rich, and Pratt Farmer

Georgia Southern University presented its 2015 Alumni Awards at the annual Alumni Association Awards Dinner in April. The Alumni Association has sponsored the biennial awards ceremony since 1969 to recognize the outstanding service and achievements of Georgia Southern alumni.

David Woodrum, Ph.D., M.D., (’94), received the College of Science and Mathematics Alumnus Award. Born and raised in Statesboro, he is a professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, where he also completed his internal medicine internship, his radiology residency and an interventional radiology fellowship.

Cedric Henry (’84) received the College of Business Administration Alumnus Award. He is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Millennium Corporation, a government contractor, in Haymarket, Virginia.

Brad Trower (’93, ’96) received the College of Health and Human Sciences Alumnus Award. He serves as vice president of business development and strategic planning at St. Joseph/Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia.

Raimi Ewetola, M.D., Dr.P.H. (’13) is the recipient of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Alumni Award. He currently serves as a U.S. diplomat and deputy director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global HIV/AIDS Division in Savannah, Georgia.

Pratt Farmer (’76), the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award recipient, is director of marketing for Cooper Carry in Marietta, Georgia. He is an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner and a Certified Sales Professional.

Joseph Barrow (’80, ’87), Ed.D., received the College of Education Alumni Award. He currently serves as the superintendent of the Fayette County Board of Education in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Robin Rich (’82, ’92) received the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology Alumni Award. Rich is a systems engineer for Automation Systems and Controls, Inc., in Statesboro, Georgia.

Susan E. Finger (’73) was presented the Department of Biology Alumni Award. Finger currently serves as the program coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey at the Columbia Environmental Research Center in Columbia, Missouri. She also works as the science advisor and USGS liaison for the Department of Interior’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program.

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