A farewell ‘thanks’
Thank you. It’s the simplest expression with a multitude of meanings. Thank you, Georgia College, for a beautiful campus, a variety of intelligent educators and a reason to be proud to call myself a GC Bobcat.
Thank you, Department of Art, for guiding and instructing me to be a better person and facilitating a well-rounded perspective of art and its history. Special thanks to Carlos Herrera, Tina Yarborough, Elissa Auerbach, and Bill Fisher — without y’all I would not have been able to produce my senior exhibition with excellence.
But the people I would like to give my greatest thanks to are my friends. They’ve allowed me new experiences, been there for a shoulder to cry on, joined in for tear-inducing laughs, and a drink or two to enjoy the downtown revelry.
I’ll never forget the countless occurrences at the 320 House, or Dan’s house, as he likes to call it. We’ve celebrated every event from our annual Christmas Extravaganza to various birthdays to the Braves’ home opener to the unusual such as Dan’s last day at Mellow Mushroom. The friends that converge at this house, I like to call my extended family. Without these wild times and late night tomfoolery I would probably not be the person I am now.
These occurrences have allowed me to come out of my shell and meet a variety of new and interesting people. I’ve created several bonds with students, from inside the classroom to outside the classroom to some unexpected locations, that will last until the end of time.
My home in Milledgeville will always be at 240 South Liberty with my brothers Alex, Charlie, & Walker as the SouthLib Bandits. Taking liberties of “The Facts of Life” theme song, “You take the good, you take bad, you take them both and there you have the SouthLib Bandits.”
I will never forget: My altercation with a ledge and a five foot drop. Tie-dying with some great ladies in the rain for Earthfest. My brief stint as a member of Elastic Skyline, Halloween 2010. I was in my best form at the Christmas Extravaganza, December 2010. Sledding down Washington Street on the unexpected Snow Day. “Sneaking” into ADPi’s Kentucky Derby, April 2011.
There’s so much to say, but such little time to do so. The best way I know how to define the friendships and experiences at Georgia College is to simply say, “We had a time.”
- Thomas Mizelle, senior museum studies major