Georgetown, KY – Tony Carney ’92 – who originally came to Georgetown College as a scared teenager – discovered as a student here that he could do ANYTHING.
On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, he delivered possibly the best “can-do” Opening Convocation address ever and certainly had hundreds of current GC students dreaming and believing they can do anything as well. “Because I Could” is a Must-Read!
And, well they should follow Carney’s advice to “Get Involved!” Look at what all he’s done. Carney – who many alums will remember had a big role helping with tsunami rescue missions in Thailand in 2004 – has been a missionary, campus minister, fashion model, soap opera actor, TV producer, movie director and entrepreneur. Not long ago he returned to Louisville where he now works as a financial advisor, investment advisor and stock broker for Wells Fargo Advisors.
Earlier in the program, Education professor Christel Broady received the prestigious John Walker Manning Distinguished Mentor and Teacher Award – a recognition that Provost Rosemary Allen considers very special because “students have a major voice in the selection.”
“I’m really blessed this year,” said an appreciative and tearful Dr. Broady, a native of Germany who became a U.S. citizen back in March. She also had the great honor in mid-June of representing Kentucky in Washington, DC for TESOL Advocacy Day 2012 and recently had a letter from Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) asking for her input on the impact TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) can have on children and teachers in the state.
Broady was the 2011-2012 Chair of TESOL International and continues to be a board member of Kentucky TESOL. At Georgetown College, she’s the Director ESL Teacher Endorsement Program and is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Education Department.