Grady alumnus inducted into the US Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame

Richard William “Bill” Highlander (MA ’72), a retired lieutenant colonel, was inducted into the US Army Hall of Fame this past summer. Highlander was cited for serving the public affairs field with great distinction while making lasting and significant contributions to the profession and history.

Brigadier General Malcolm Frost, the US Army Chief of Public Affairs, inducted Highlander at the awards ceremony. Frost said Highlander served the Public Affairs field with great distinction while making lasting and significant contributions to the country, profession and history.

Excerpts of the ceremony commended Highlander for “exceptional and lifelong contribution to the career field’ that was “groundbreaking, enduring, and trailblazing.”

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As the College moves into its next century, we invite alumni, parents of students, corporate partners and friends to leave their mark by purchasing an inscription on one of the granite pavers lining the plaza walkway and patio area along the Grady lawn.

The Next Century Campaign is drive to support the preservation and beautification of the plaza area in front of the building. This natural extension of the Peyton Anderson Forum will provide students and others an even more attractive setting for one of Grady’s greatest assets: its location on campus and lush green lawn in front of the building.

Several levels of support are available. Inscriptions purchased by or honoring students are $100. Alumni inscriptions are $150. Each 3'x 3' paver holds up to 12 names. Pavers featuring corporate names or logos are available for $2500. Sponsorships of granite benches will also be available at a support level of $5,000*. For design purposes, no text other than names and graduation years will be permitted on the pavers. *As of December 2016, our granite benches are sold out. Individual and corporate paver inscriptions are still available.

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