College to Host "Coastal Conversations" Series

Brunswick, GA Members of the community are invited to join faculty, staff, and students for a stimulating series of conversations live one-on-one interviews featuring prominent Golden Isles residents who have had outstanding careers and are willing to share their experiences. “Coastal Conversations” will launch on Wednesday, December 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Stembler Theatre of the Campus Center with College President Valerie Hepburn interviewing noted businessman, author, and civic leader Reg Murphy. Murphy will share his observations about leadership, business, politics, and civic life through the context of his life and career. 

“Sharing experience is a fundamental part of education. The fundamental goal of Coastal Conversations is to enrich the environment of learning one finds at the College. We want the audience to be everyone interested in learning,” said Dr. Skip Mounts, Dean and Professor of Economics, School of Business and Public Affairs. “The format will be two large, comfortable chairs on stage a setup for good conversation with a feel similar to the A&E show, Actors Studio.

Murphy describes himself as “the luckiest person on earth” to have come from Gainesville, Georgia, and to ultimately meet and interview prominent figures of the twentieth century, including the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  presidents of the United States, and other notable personalities.  During his career Murphy has served as the editor of the Atlanta Constitution, editor and publisher of the San Francisco Examiner, and publisher and CEO of the Baltimore Sun.  He is past president (1994) of the United States Golf Association and past president (1995-98) and currently vice chairman of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.  He has written the books The Southern Strategy and Uncommon Sense: The Achievement of Griffin Bell, and is a regular editorial contributor to The Brunswick News. He is on the board of directors for The Omnicom Group, MSD&T Funds, and SIRSI, as well as a trustee of Mercer University and former trustee of Brenau.  A resident of St. Simons Island, he currently serves as the chair of the College’s Athletic Futures Committee and as the inaugural Executive-In-Residence for the College.

The free series will be ongoing, according to Dr. Jim Fullerton, Assistant Professor of Management for the School of Business and Public Affairs, with the next “Coastal Conversations” reversing roles in spring 2013 as Murphy interviews Dr. Hepburn.
Release Date: 11/28/2012
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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