Paine College, Augusta, GA
For Immediate Release
January 31, 2013 Media Contact: Leah Suggs, Assistant Director of
(Augusta, GA) – On Saturday, February 9, 2013, Paine College will host its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Breakfast. The breakfast will be held in the Candler Memorial Library Building at 8:00 a.m. The cost of attendance is $20. This year’s inductees include: Lawrence Green ’68, Nyleeche Green-McRae ’93, and Larrie McKinly Lovett ’56.
Paine expects to welcome a mass of alumni, their families and friends, and other supporters to its 131st Homecoming Celebration. This year’s weeklong celebration, entitled “Homecoming Returns Home”, will be held on the campus in the new Health Education Activities Learning (HEAL) Complex. The Homecoming celebration will begin Sunday, February 6, 2011 and end Sunday, February 13, 2011.
“I am delighted to invite everyone back to Paine,” said Dr. George C. Bradley. “We are very excited about this year’s celebration. We look forward to providing opportunities for our alumni and their families and friends to renew old ties and make new ones, and to reconnect with their Alma Mater in meaningful ways.”
This year’s homecoming celebration will include the 131st Founders’ Day Convocation, the 13th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball, Annual Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Basketball Game, Greek Step Show, the Gospel Explosion and Tailgating on the campus grounds.
About the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:
Mr. Lawrence Green ’68, earned a B. S. in the Natural Science from Paine in 1968. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and now a resident in Anderson, South Carolina, Lawrence graduated from Westside High School and finished with three track and field records. He entered Paine College in 1964 where he played and earned letters in basketball and track and field. After graduation, Lawrence was employed by Dow Badishe (BASF) Fibers Division. Green retired in 2003 as a Senior Research Technologist in the field of Microscopy. He currently coaches athletes at area high schools such as Westside and T.L. Hanna in Anderson, South Carolina. He is also a technical consultant and substitute teacher as well as being very active in the Graduate Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Named “Father of the Year” by his local community, he is married to Delores Pearson Green, and they have two daughters.
Mrs. Nyleeche Green-McRae ’93, graduated from Paine with a degree in Education and is currently the Principal of Diamond Lakes Elementary School in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Anderson, S.C. and competed year-round in Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, and Track and Field at Westside High School of Anderson. Green-McRae currently holds the high jump record for Westside High School. She competed on the National level to include AAU, TAC Junior Olympics as well as the U. S. Youth Games. Green-McRae continued to achieve accolades in athletics by being chosen Paine College Lady Lions. Some of her honors include: Paine College “Stand Out Athlete” Award, 1989-90; SIAC All-Conference Volleyball, 1990; SIAC Player of the Year, 1990; First Place in High Jump at South Carolina State Invitational, 1989-90; SIAC All-Conference Volleyball, 1990; SIAC All-Tournament Volleyball, 1991; and Women’s Senior Award for Basketball, 1991-92. She is married to Travis McRae, and they have two children.
Mr. Larrie McKinly Lovett ’56, was born in Sylvania, Georgia. While attending Paine, he majored in Sociology and was a member of the basketball, football and track teams. Following his graduation in 1956, he served six years in the U.S. Army, three of which were active duty and three were in the reserves. Following his service in the military, Lovett became Student Activity Director at Miles College (Alabama) and later an Epidemiologist Manager for the Cook County Department of Public Health in Chicago, Illinois. He retired from this position in 2007. While in Chicago, he was manager of the 12 – 13 year old little league baseball team for Mt. Calvary Baptist Church earning the Manager of the Year award. In 2010, Lovett returned to his native state and is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Paine College Alumni Association. Lovett is married to Julia Richardson Lovett. They have six children (one is deceased).
For more information on Homecoming festivities, please visit: www.paine.edu/homecoming.
For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/.
Photo caption: Paine College Athletic Logo.