VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award

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The William J. VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award recognizes William “Bill” VanLandingham’s long-time commitment to education and the Georgia Council on Economic Education. 

Marie Gooding

Recipients of the William J. VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award

2019 – Marie Gooding (pictured above)

2018 – Joy Berry

2017 – Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

2016 – J. Alvin Wilbanks

2015 – Pat Willis

2014 – Curley Dossman, Jr.

2013 – Neil Shorthouse

2012 – Tom Upchurch

2011 – Phil Jacobs

2010 – Frank Troutman, Jr.

2009 – Barbara King

2008 – Sunny Park

2007 – David Ratcliffe

2006 – James H. Blanchard

2005 – H.G. “Pat” Pattillo

2004 – Herman Russell

2003 – Johnny Isakson

2002 – W. Lee Burge

2001 – Elridge McMillan

2000 – Ann Wilson Cramer

1999 – Michael H. Mescon

1998 – Gov. Zell Miller

1997 – Kent C. “Oz” Nelson

1996 – Charles D. Hudson

1995 – John L. Clendenin

1994 – John F. and Susan W. Wieland

1993 – Barbara VanLandingham, in memory of Bill VanLandingham

About Bill VanLandingham

William J. VanLandingham joined the Board and the Executive Committee of the Georgia Council on Economic Education in 1978 and chaired the Nominating Committee beginning in 1983. He became the Council’s first vice chair in 1986 and served as chair from 1988 to 1990. He co-chaired GCEE’s 1989-1991 support campaign. Bill was a director of the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund, a member of the Emory University board of visitors, a member of the Atlanta Board of Education, and a chair of the Pace Academy Board of Trustees.