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Page 5C May 15, 2019 RepOrter Uni- versity of Alabama College of Engi- neering honored five alumni by induct- ing them into its 2019 dass of Distin- guished Engi- neering Fellows. Recogni- tion as a Distin- guished Fellow is the highest commen- dation given to graduates and others who have strength- The 2019 University of Alabama College of Engineering Distinguished En- gineering Fellows are Richard Allen Nail II, Annette Maddox Sledd, Joan Reichwein Smith, Samir Shah and Johnny James Howze III, right, who is plant manager of Georgia Powers Plant Scherer in Juliette, ened the reputation of the College of Engineering through their efforts. 340 alumni have been recognized since 1988. Included in the 2019 Class of Distin- quished Engineering Fellows is Johnny James How III, who has been plant man- ager of Georgia Power's Plant Scherer in Juliette since 2014. Plant Scherer is the largest coal-fired power plant in America. In his role, Howze is responsible for providing overall leadership for operations of four coal-fired units that can produce 3,700 megawatts of electricity and provide electricity to power approximately 2.7 million homes. Under his leadership, Plant Scherer earned the Southern Company Genera- tion Exceptional Plant Award in 2016. Howze led Plant Scherer to being named the 2017 Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group Plant of the Year. Recently, Howze has spearheaded innovation by bring- ing technology to the power generation industry. He received the 2019 Con- nected Plant "Game Changer" recogni- tion presented by Power Magazine for advocating digital technologies in the power generation industry. Howze is vice chair of the board of di- rectors for the Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group, and he also serves on the board of directors for the Electric Power Plant Management Institute and UA'S Paul Jones Gallery of African American Art. He is on the board of governors of Eagles Landing Country Club. Howze is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and he serves on the advisory board of UAb mechanical engineering department and is a Distin- guished Departmental Fellow. He has spent time championing the development of craft labor through two STEM education summer camps, Get into Energy in 2009 and Welding Works in 2015. Howze has a love for the arts and has recently conducted museum art exhibits for his family's Contemporary African American Art collection rifled, "The Energy of Art:' He and his wife, Allison, have two children, Chase and Madison. A Birmingham narire, Howze earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from University of Alabama in 1997. e May 15 May 18 Kristal S. Dunn Angola Dungan John & Barbara Howell Trey Grant Joyce Paulk May 19 May 21 May 16 Karen Thompson Heather Williams Dalton Cox Justin Rogers Martin Williams Paxton Zellner John Cary Bittick May 17 Will Barkley LisaThornton Hayden Daniel May 22 Meghan Wheeler Jack Quinn Jasmin Thornton May 20 Jeff Stark Carter Baswell Ellie Wangerin Katie Etheridge This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are published free of charge for the community. Email Diane Ghdewell at with information and picture. The Bogle-Kyte House was one of three historic houses donated to the Georgia Trust by WaI-Mart in 2010 and restored in 2012 by Percell and Veronica Kelley. Nineteen historic homes and sites in Forsyth will be open for tours during The Georgia Trust Expedition on Saturda) June 8. During a day-long, self- guided tour, guests will tour a variety of historic homes and buildings, many constructed during the mid- 19th and early-20th centuries when the city experienced its commercial boom with the arrival of the railroad and the opening ofT'Eft College, one of the first female colleges in the world. The Expedition will begin at 10 a.m. with a brief historical orientation at the Old Mary Persons High School Building (25 Brook- lyn Avenue), which was built in 1929 and named in memory of Mary Persons, a teacher whose philanthrop- ic sons--Robert T. Persons, a successful banker, and Ogden Persons, a shrewd jurist and politician--gave the land for the school. Following the orientation, guests will tour historic homes and sites, includ- ing the Ensign-Goolsby- Cantrell House (88 Indian Springs Drive), an Italian Renaissance Revival style home that was built in 1922 for Oliver Phelps Ensign and remained in the family until 2012; the Jones House (302 Sunset Terrace), which was designed by Leila Ross Wilburn, one of the first female architects in Georgia; and the House of Seven Gables (133 Indian Springs Drive), also known as the Proctor-Taylor-Hill House, which was built in the 1890s and is a great example of the Carpenter Gothic style. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the Bogle-Kyte House (225 N. Indian Springs Drive), which was constructed in 1914 and was once called "one of the handsomest homes in Forsyth:' The Bogle-Kyte House was one of three historic houses donated to the Georgia Trust by Wal-Mart in 2010 and restored in 2012 by Percell and Veronica Kelley, who eventually restored the other two houses. Other houses and sites on the tour include: Tanner House, 167 West Main Street, Forsyth; Williams House, 76 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth; Brunson House, 190 West Johnson Street, Forsyth; Bass House, 318 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth; Conley Building, Forsyth; Monroe County Historical Society, Forsyth; Ponder Hall at Tift College, Forsyth; 12 East Johnson Street, Forsyth; Welcome Center, Forsyth; Rose Theatre, Forsyth; Mon- roe County Courthouse, Forsyth; American Legion Hall, Forsyth; Hubbard Dormitory, Forsyth. Guests will enjoy lunch from their choice of partici- pating downtown restau- rants, located on the square in the Commercial Historic District, with a $10 lunch voucher that is included in the ticket price. The Expedition will con- clude with a special dosing reception with drinks and hors dbeurves at the newly restored City Hall Annex located on Courthouse Square. The Georgia Trust For- syth Expedition is $50 for Georgia Trust members and $60 for non-members and includes lunch and the closing reception. Tour-only tickets that do not include lunch and the reception are also available for $25. Attendees under 40 can purchase tickets for $40, which includes lunch and the dosing reception. Walk-up rickets may be purchased the morning of the event at the Old Mary Persons High School Build- ing, 25 Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth. For more infor- mation or to register, visit or call 404-885-7812. StateFarm Charlie Pelt, Agent 12 E. Johnston Street Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-9600 C.harlie,ForsythGAInsu rance.c:om Auto - Home Life Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Vehicle Loans Mortgages Call for a quote today[ Save up to 40%! no 789 US-341 South mamasktchn I~mesville, C~ 30'204 O Best Heating & A/C, Inc. 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