Buzz: The Jan Musick Kitty Room now at PAWS celebrates Rome woman’s passion for caring for kittens there. Honors for Berry College retired professor Kathleen Powell. Farmer’s market returns.

Buzz: The Jan Musick Kitty Room now at PAWS celebrates Rome woman’s passion for caring for kittens there. Honors for Berry College retired professor Kathleen Powell. Farmer’s market returns.

Photos courtesy of Tara Kirkland Inman and Laura Mumber.

 

Jan Musick, battling two types of cancer at this time, was honored Friday as friend dedicated a room at PAWS in her honor. Going forward, it is now known as the Jan Musick Kitty Room.

Musick has spent many years volunteering at PAWS, from loving on the kitties to feeding them to cleaning their litter boxes and mourning the ones too sick to survive. She has donated cat litter and kitten food as neededl.

Her friends in The Bunco Babes wanted to name the room for her so that when she recovers, she can go back to the place where she spent many years.

So at 1 p.m. Friday, the kitty room at PAWS was named in her honor thanks a $500 donation in her name. Additional donations can be made to PAWS at 99 North Ave., Rome, Ga., 30161.


A guiding force for thousands of new students, Berry College educator Katherine Powell has been nationally recognized for her work.

Powell, recently retired director of the Office of First-Year Experience, was one of 10 recipients nationwide to receive the 2020 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate award. This award recognizes educators on college and university campuses across the nation who exhibit exceptional work in the areas of student learning, development and success.

Powell has 30 years of experience at Berry, many of them leading the programs designed to help new students adjust to the demands of college lifeNinety percent of Berry students graduate having had at least two significant mentors.

 Powell, also a lecturer in the department of English, Rhetoric and Writing, holds degrees from the University of Saint Joseph and Middlebury College. The award was given through the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition


Season premiere: Fresh vegetables, fruit and all sorts of great goodies will be on hand when the Ridge Ferry Park Farmer’s Market opens for the 2020 season Saturday, June 6. Market runs from 7 to 11 a.m.. We can’t wait to see everyone.

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