About PARC

The Dr. N Jane McCandless Leadership Awards

Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Professor of Sociology and the founding Dean of the College of Social Sciences at the University of West Georgia, has been a tremendous supporter of PARC for more than two decades. Also, Dr. McCandless served for several years as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. McCandless is also a loyal supporter of PARC’s annual fundraiser, Night in Lights, each December. Currently, Dr. McCandless serves as Chair Emeritus of PARC.

In 2016, the Board of Directors voted to name the organization’s volunteer and community leadership awards in her honor. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated excellent leadership and dedication to their community and the issue of sexual violence in West Georgia.

Volunteer Leadership Award Recipients

Rosie Holley 2015
Laura Gordon 2016
Dr. Tiffany Stanfill 2016
Samantha Wood 2017
Emily Frances 2017
Anna Bonomi 2019
Olivia Cranford 2023


Community Leadership Award Recipients

Chef Tano Phommasith 2015
Debbie Miles Neal 2015
Sidra McWhorter 2016
Greer Tisinger 2017
Stacy McLarty 2017
Jill Duncan 2018
Metro West Realty 2019
Sheriff Terry Langley 2021
Chief Joel Richards 2021
Greg Smith 2022
Rebecca Cranford 2023
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