Shorter University recently honored Rev. Bob Skelton for a lifetime of service to Rome and Northwest Georgia. Skelton was the featured speaker at Shorter’s Christmas on the Hill event and shared with the capacity crowd the story of how Shorter brought him and his family to Rome in 1971.
“I was in South Carolina at an event recruiting for Belmont, and I began talking with Dr. Kankakee Anderson, who was there representing Shorter,” Skelton recalled. “We enjoyed our time talking. The next day I received a call from Dr. Randall Minor, the president of Shorter. He said, ‘We want to hire you to come to Shorter to be our director of admissions.’”
Skelton and his wife, Vicky, happily made the move to Rome where he headed Shorter’s admissions efforts for several years. Since moving to Rome, he has served with distinction in ministry as a pastor, minister of education and interim pastor at area churches. He also became founding director of the WinShape Foundation.
Skelton attended Truett McConnell College and Belmont University, did graduate study in Education at the University of Georgia, and earned his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also received a certificate in Continuing Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Called meeting for Rome Board of Education: It is set for Friday, Dec. 21, at 1:45 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. The Board will meet for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning awarded Adairsville Elementary School an additional pre-K class. Most of the children who were added to a waitlist following our lottery drawing in March will now have the opportunity to learn at AES starting Jan. 8. Within the last year, the Bartow County School System applied for this pre-K class twice and was regretfully denied because there were no additional funds available through Bright from the Start. However, on Dec. 3, the school system was approved. If your family is on the waitlist, you will be contacted soon. We anticipate having this additional class at AES for years to come, interest permitting