FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 10, 2010
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Town & Tower Club presents service awards
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Town & Tower Club recently presented awards for outstanding service at its annual Christmas program at Mississippi University for Women.
This year’s recipients were Dr. Robert Gilbert, who received the Campus Award, and W alumna Edwina Williams ‘58, also known as “Mother Goose,” who received the Community Award.
Gilbert served in World War II and the Korean War. He taught at MUW from 1954-1980 as a full-time professor, retiring as professor emeritus of sociology. Currently, he is back on campus teaching a class on Planning Your Future as part of the Life Enrichment Courses offered through continuing education.
Williams, who started the Mother Goose entertainment business in the 1970s, is the author of three children’s books and has worked on stories with faculty from Mississippi State University’s College of Education. She’s also known for her work at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library’s Children’s Corner.
The holiday luncheon ended with announcement of the 2011 officers and new Steering Committee members. Officers are Sid Caradine, president; Dr. Gary Bouse, vice president; Nora Miller, secretary; and Dixie Butler, treasurer. Donna Burlingame, Kathy Howell and Dr. Bonnie Oppenheimer will serve on the Steering Committee.
Town & Tower’s purpose is to promote the mutual interests of Columbus and MUW.