at 34 Peachtree St History Department Suite 2050, Atlanta, 30303 United States
The Heritage Preservation Society is committed to fostering the preservation movement in the City of Atlanta and to advancing the education and careers of those in the field of preservation through a cohesive program of students, professionals, and educators.
2011-2012 Officers: Co-Presidents- Sarah Kurtz & Elizabeth Decker; Secretary- Mollie Bogle; Treasurer- Jessie Edens Sign up for MHP ListServ http://listserv.gsu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=HERITAGEPRESERV&A=1 for the latest info!)
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Jim Cothran died on Sunday. The details about his death seem unimportant because of the way he lived his life - fully, with passion, and with a sense of humor. Former students have made private comments about Jim since hearing of his illness. Here are a few things that appear to be common among all of us. Jim made an extra effort to connect with us. This wasn't easy for each class session came after a long day working at Robert Company. There was never a question that Jim worked as hard as his students. He shared our passion for preservation. He enjoyed trying to teach us a thing or two. Most important, you could tell Jim enjoyed learning new things with us - and from our work. An obituary will be published in Wednesday's AJC and should be linked to an online book for condolences. The funeral service is Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am at The Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. A memorial reception will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Draper Members Room, McElreath Hall, Cherokee Garden Library, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. The Cothran family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Cherokee Garden Library or the University of Georgia Alumni Fund. (Details in Wednesday's paper.) We are not publishing the family's mailing address online, but will be glad to get to you. We understand the notes from students have taken on a special meaning.
James (Jim) Cothran is one of our GSU HPD professors. If you have taken his class, you know the gentleman with that Southern accent who used slides rather than powerpointa to help us "see" a landscape to be preserved. Jim is in the hospital and in serous condition. If you appreciated his Kodak slide show or have been among those who treasure Jim's work, please know he has family, GSU HPD alums and many others wishing him well. If you took a class under Jim ..well, the time to ay "thanks" is now. We will not post his home address here, but will forward emails to him and his family. Send to Reneebb@aol.com and we promise to get them to Jim via our HPD "family" members. Many thanks - and here is to the preservation of cultural landscapes and to Jim's love for what is our shared heritage - no matter where we find it.
We have planned a resume and CV workshop for all those nearing graduation and soon looking for a job. It's on Monday, February 6, at 5 p.m. in the University Center Room 245. Our speaker is someone from Career Services on campus, and she is catering it to us and to our field. Be sure to attend! Free with membership!
Tomorrow's Heritage Preservation Society event is a tour of the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum. See details here, and join us tomorrow! Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where: Delta World Headquarters 1060 Delta Blvd., B-914 Atlanta GA 30354
Up and running by the end of the day!