Winterville Community Center

Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia

Staff Bios

Dr. David Matthews-Morgan

David worked at the University of Georgia for 27 years starting as a research scientist after obtaining his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Georgia in 1984. He has been performing on stage for over 56 years in 72 productions and has been singing in public since he was eight years old. He is the Interim Director of the Winterville Center for Arts and Culture (WCAC) which includes the Winterville Community Center (WCC) and the Marigold Auditorium for Arts and Culture (MAAC). David is the Chair of the Joint Development Authority of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County and the City of Winterville and is the Chair/Treasurer of the Winterville Arts Council. For more information about David, please visit

Dr. Betsy A. Arrington

Betsy was born in Macon, Georgia and moved to Athens when she was 7. She attended public schools on the eastside of Athens. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1988 with a BFA in Graphic Design. She has one son, Evan Arrington-Tsao, born in 1995, who teaches band at a magnet school in the Atlanta area. Betsy held many positions at the University of Georgia. She worked FT at UGA while completing a MEd in International Education from the University of Sydney, Australia. In 2007, she (along with her family) moved to Christchurch, New Zealand where she completed a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Canterbury. Betsy officially retired 5 years ago but recently came out of retirement to work at the Winterville Campus. She indicates that it has been a pleasurable transition back to work life and hopes to help accomplish many on-going efforts in the Winterville community.

William A. Pitts

I was born in Athens, Georgia and lived in the Newtown community until five years of age. We then moved to the east side of town where I grew up and lived until I was eighteen years old. I attended Newtown Elementary School, Lyons Junior High School, and Athens High and Industrial School.

After high school, I attended Athens Area Technical School for two years. I then joined the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Following my turn in the Army, I returned to Athens
and was employed at the following places: The Pepsi Cola Company, Central Soya Poultry Plant, Westinghouse Manufacturing Company, all of Athens. I also gained employment at Holloran Masonery Company on Lexington Rd., Whistle Construction Company in Danielsville, Turner Construction, the University of Georgia and am currently employed through the SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) at the Winterville Community Center in Winterville, Georgia.

P.O. Box 306
371 North Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683
Office: 706-742-0823
FAX: 706-742-0828

9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
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