Winterville Community Center
Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia
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 https://davidmatthews-morgan.info.
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. Born in 1995, she has one son, Evan Arrington-Tsao 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.
Magdalene Collins Mobley
Magdalene (“Maggie”) was born in Winterville, Georgia – Oglethorpe County. She attended public schools in Oglethorpe County and graduated high school in 1963. After high school, she attended Blayton Business School in Atlanta where she studied typing, shorthand and other business related subjects. She returned to Oglethorpe County after business school where she was employed by the school system as an office clerk for the school from which she graduated. While working there, Magdalene met and married her late husband, Donald, who was a Business Education teacher.
Magdalene later moved back to Atlanta where she gained employment with the Audit Department at S. H. Kress company. After several years, she returned back to Athens, worked for 20 years at Sears, Roebuck and Company, and retired due to company reorganization. In 2003, after caring for her aging parents until their passing, she returned to work through the SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) where she currently obtains on-the-job training for future employment.
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.
WINTERVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER
P.O. Box 306
371 North Church Street
Winterville, GA 30683
CENTER OFFICE HOURS
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday