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TONIGHT: An Evening with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

By Marcia Lee, Serials Specialist

“We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes — and we must.”

Jimmy Carter, Nobel Lecture

For the first event of GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series for the 2014-2015 school year, this evening in the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse, located on the downtown campus, the school will host former president, Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.  The book signing will begin at 3:45 pm in Calkins Science Center on campus, followed by the lecture in the Fieldhouse at 5 pm – both are sold out.  Below are a handful of quick facts about Jimmy and Rosalynn’s lives, personal and professional.

 Personal Life:

  • James Earl Carter Jr. born on October 1st, 1924
  • Parents were James Sr. and Lillian Gordy Carter
  • Married Rosalynn Smith in 1946
  • Has 4 children with Rosalynn
    • John William (Jack) born in 1947
    • James Earl (Chip) born in 1950
    • Donnell Jeffrey (Jeff) born in 1952
    • Amy Lynn born in 1967

 Highlights of Professional Accomplishments:

  • Graduated in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy
  • Georgia State Senator (2 consecutive terms)
  • Georgia Governor
  • 39th President (1977-81)
  • Nobel Prize of Peace (2002)

Jimmy and Rosalynn founded the Carter Center with the mission to, “wage peace, fight disease, build hope”, in 1982.  For more information about current projects, previous accomplishments and future plans for the Carter Center click here to be taken to the organization’s website.

For more information about this and any of the other upcoming events for the Diversity Lecture Series, click HERE.

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Go out and vote!

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

Well the day has arrived – the day to decide our nation’s fate for the next four years, it’s Election Day!  This is your final reminder from us here at the library to go out and exercise your right and wear your “I voted today” sticker proudly!  Below is some final information to help lead you to where you need to go in order to vote:

Find your voter information HERE.

Check out what your ballot will look like HERE.

For voting frequently asked questions CLICK HERE.

Once that final ballot is counted and the winner is determined, there is no more that can be done and we will have to stand together as a country, accepting whomever is chosen through our democratic system to be our President.  Being informed and exercising your right to vote is the best way to create change, so be sure to voice your opinion through your ballot today!

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