Statesboro native Joe McGlamery believes in Statesboro and its people. He recognizes the difference Georgia Southern University has made for his community, so this year he will serve as the 34th chairman of "A Day For Southern."
"I grew up on a farm near Statesboro, and I remember when most of the towns around here were similar," said McGlamery. "Today I see the huge difference Georgia Southern has made in Statesboro. The University is an economic development engine that continues to help us grow and thrive."
This year’s "A Day For Southern" is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 11. On that day, more than 200 volunteers will call on members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County business and professional community for support of both academic and athletic programs.
"We are enormously grateful to Joe McGlamery for taking the lead in ‘A Day For Southern’ this year," said Wendell Tompkins, the University’s director of annual giving. "We couldn’t accomplish what we do without the support of our alumni and friends.
" ‘Together We’re Better: Campus and Community’ has become the permanent theme of ‘A Day For Southern.’ "
"Over the years, ‘A Day For Southern’ has grown to become a finely tuned, highly organized operation," said McGlamery. "I am pleased to be a part of it, but the day’s success depends on volunteers, who are the life blood of the effort."
McGlamery is regional vice president of Morris Newspaper Corporation, serving as president of the Statesboro Herald and publisher of Statesboro Magazine.