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Andrew College turns 150

October 8, 2004

Cuthbert-  Ninety-one year old Josephine Coffin has fond memories of Georgia's eighth oldest college founded in 1854. "My mother had gone to Andrew. My sister had gone to Andrew," and when she got old enough, she went to Andrew College in Cuthbert to begin her college career.

"It was a very strict school, very good teachers," said Coffin. She had good teachers and good friends. Coffin explains "The nicest girls all over Georgia, I met."

Many people throughout history met at Andrew College. Students are performing a reenactment of the school's unique history in celebration of the college's sesquicentennial anniversary.

Theatre Director Paul Crook says "We have the meningitis epidemic in the 1870's, the burning of the college in 1892, some events tied in with World War I." The play even explains the legend of Peg-Leg Pete. "He died of a broken heart and still haunts our halls," said Crook.

A lot has changed over the years. "You have men around, good looking men, " says Coffin. Men and women scattered across the country will reunite in Cuthbert this weekend. "We're looking forward to it, looking to have some fun out on the Campus green, enjoying a nice Autumn afternoon," explained Public Relations Coordinator, Lyle McKinney.

About 200 people are expected to spend their afternoon at this historical landmark that has enriched lives for the past 150 years.

Students will perform the Andrew College play tonight at 7:30 and Saturday at 1:00 in the campus auditorium.

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