GSU Alumna Donates Brotherâ€™s Books to Library
Georgia Southern University alumna Linda Rhodes Groover has donated three books authored by her brother, Don Rhodes, to Georgia Southernâ€™s Zach S. Henderson Library: Entertainment in Augusta and the CSRA (Arcadia Publishing, 2004), Ty Cobb: Safe at Home (Globe Pequot Press, 2008), and Say It Loud! My Memories of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1 (Globe Pequot Press, 2008).
Mr. Rhodes has written the entertainment column â€œRamblinâ€™ Rhodesâ€ for the past 38 years, making it the longest running weekly syndicated country music column in the United States.
Dr. Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library, said â€œwe are very pleased to receive these gifts, and the books will certainly find a wide readership among GSU students, faculty and staff.â€
Mrs. Groover (B.A. 1997, M.Ed. 2005) is presently employed with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in the Southeast District Office located on the Georgia Southern campus. Having previously worked in Georgia Southernâ€™s School of Technology (1997-2002) and the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program in both the Statesboro and Savannah offices, Mrs. Groover believes she is the only person on the Statesboro campus who has worked for all three institutions. She also has the distinction of persuading the Rand McNally map company to correctly site Georgia Southern Universityâ€™s location on their maps after two years of correspondence. Beginning with the 1998 editions, GSU no longer appeared as being between U.S. 80 and GA 24, but was instead indicated between U.S. 301 and GA 67.
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