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  The 2014 Scholarship recipients are as follows: Hubbard Alumni Association & Monroe County Board of Commissioners News Release

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners and The Hubbard Alumni Association have been very busy readying the Hubbard Teachers Cottage and The Hubbard Dormitory to once again continue the legacy started by our founder William Merida Hubbard to provide educational opportunities for the people of Monroe County.

The Teachers Cottage has been completely renovated and furnished with the most up to date computers and held an open house on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 89 Washington Dr., Forsyth, GA 31029, next to the Hubbard 6th Grade Campus, for all to see Mr. Hubbard's vision continue to thrive. A variety of classes and workshops will be conducted at the Teachers Cottage, including a GED program with basic reading, math and English primarily taught by retired Hubbard Alumni certified teachers. Young people will also be taught basic living skills such as finance, dressing for success and good manners. (To read more details about the services provided at the Monroe County Workforce Development Center, please go here.)

Professionals will assist job seekers in applying for jobs in the area online and in person by learning successful interviewing techniques and resume writing. Career counseling will be available to insure participants be prepared for real world jobs that are in high demand such as nursing, teaching, truck driving, heating and air, etc. Classes began January 6, 2014 with all services and classes free of charge with The Hubbard Alumni Association being the primary facilitator for these services.

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners have applied for a $500,000 Redevelopment fund grant from the Department of Community Affairs for the renovation of the Hubbard Dormitory and we should know before next year whether we receive this grant.

The total project cost is $1,647,500. The facility is owned by Monroe County, who will enter into an operating agreement with the Hubbard Alumni Association to ensure the continuation of educational programs to benefit low-to-moderate income people and the general public. This will be a multi-purpose facility, including a Hubbard Museum, large meeting room and a full working kitchen on the first floor, and several classrooms and offices on the second floor.

The Hubbard Dormitory will be a multi-purpose facility that will house the Monroe County 4-H Club, Boys & Girls Club, Neighborhood Service Center, Family Connection, Extension Program, Save the Children after school and summer camp, some satellite college classes, and any non-profit needs, as space permits.

The memorial plaques purchased for $1000 by the Alumni and friends will be placed on the buildings of original windows when the renovations are complete.

We owe a special thanks to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Corrections for making this all possible. Your presence would be greatly appreciated. If you need further information you can call 478-994-8211.

  HAA Individual membership dues are $10; classes and churches dues are $25. Lifetime membership is $250 and can be paid in increments throughout the year until paid in full.

  The Hubbard Alumni Association has purchased 11 computers with Wi-Fi connections as well as 2 projector screens here at the Teacher's Cottage. We are in the process of purchasing the Gold Window Plates for the Hubbard Dormitory (2-story building).

  Graduating seniors of Mary Persons High School who wish to apply for HAA scholarships should register here or deliver the application to the guidance counselor's office. The registration deadline is April 1.

  Hubbard Alumni Association is also working with AmeriCorps VISTA members Dianne Walker and Brenda Mathis in recruiting volunteers for various programs, including Adult Literacy and Continuing Education.

  The 2016 Hubbard Alumni T-Shirts will carry the same design as the 2010 T-Shirts. Contact Lillian Davis at 404-863-2952 (email: davislp@bellsouth.net) or T-Shirts can be purchased at the Workforce Development Center/Hubbard Teachers' Cottage - 478-994-8211.

Small, medium & large: $8.00 / Large to X-Large: $12.00 / 2X to 3X: $14.00 / 4X: $16.00
*Children sizes are special ordered


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  Though the concessions required strict adherence to the Monroe County Board of Health in the past, those guidelines have been relaxed this year.