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Peevy Receives Highest Honor from Peers

Mr. Larry Peevy, Vice President for Enrollment Services for Georgia Military College, was recently honored by the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (GACRAO). Mr. Peevy received GACRAO’s highest honor, the Distinguished Member and Service Award, in recognition of extraordinary contributions to and leadership in his profession.

The criteria for this life-time achievement award includes, at least 25 successful and honorable years in the profession of admissions or records, a minimum of 300 points which are awarded based on leadership in the GACRAO organization, holding various offices, presenting at various conferences, chairing various committees in GACRAO, the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, or the Board of Regents. During his 34-year career in higher education, Mr. Peevy has accumulated 4,120 points (according to GACRAO standards) based on his leadership at the state, regional and national level. For years he has been considered one of the leading experts in the enrollment services profession. Some of his presentation topics include: Ethics in Recruitment, The College Selection Process, Survival Tips for New Administrators, The HOPE Scholarship Program, and Time Management. He has chaired most major Board of Regents committee’s dealing with System Admissions Standards, Transfer Credit, Residency, Student Information Reporting Systems, Admissions and Records Advisory and the BOR Website Development Committee, among others.

Mr. Peevy said of the award, “I was pleasantly surprised, deeply honored, and certainly humbled by such an outstanding award presented to me by my peers.” Recognized during GACRAO’s annual meeting, Mr. Peevy said one of his proudest moments was looking out into the crowd of GACRAO membership that evening and seeing people that have worked with him for so many years, at Georgia College and GMC, continuing to develop and assume higher leadership roles in GACRAO. He said, “Seeing the young professionals succeed in our profession is the ultimate reward a supervisor can experience.”
r. Peevy has tried to live his life according to the advice reflected by words inscribed on a ruler given to him by his first grade teacher, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” According to Peevy, “Living by these words, the golden rule, will serve you well through life. Abiding by this rule will enable you to succeed, and help those around you reach their full potential. Seeing so many people that I have worked with over so many years now succeeding indeed makes me proud.”

Mr. Larry Peevy has also been active in the Milledgeville community as past President of the Rotary Club, a former Board of Trustee for the Milledgeville United Way and currently serves as a Trustee for Georgia’s Old Capital Historical Society.

GACRAO is the professional organization for any administrative or professional officer whose duties are concerned with admissions, registration, or records of students in any collegiate or technical institution in Georgia accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. GACRAO has a total of 97 member institutions, and over 700 individual members from across the State of Georgia.