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Class of 1924 - Alumni Profiles
December 2008 Issue
At age 109, Carrollton resident Nell Meadows is believed to be UGA’s oldest living alumnus. A school teacher for most of her life, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from UGA in 1939, and prior to that a certificate from the State Normal School in 1924. The State Normal School was Georgia’s training facility for rural teachers. The campus now is the site of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School in Athens. “I always enjoyed teaching,” Meadows says. “That’s all I wanted to do, teach.” Never married, Meadows taught in Fayetteville, Tallapoosa and Winder elementary schools before moving home to Carrollton to care for her ailing mother more than 50 years ago. Once there, she worked for a while writing news for a local paper, but then got a job as a third grade teacher at Maple Street School. “I enjoyed the children. Some of them were smart… some of them were kind of dumb,” she says with a …
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