When President Crouch, left, welcomed new and returning students on Opening Convocation with “make your skills more uniquely available to the world,” he had the perfect role model in speaker Tony Carney ’92, right.

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.

Provost Rosemary Allen, left, presents Christel Broady with the Manning Award.

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.