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Jean Snooks honored for lifetime dedication to local DAC chapter

Jean Snooks receives award
Gen. Richard Montgomery DAC Regent Anne Carswell of Reidsville (second from left) presents Jean Snooks of Ailey (third from left), a longtime Brewton-Parker College friend and supporter, with a lifetime distinguished service award last month on the college’s Mount Vernon campus. Shown supporting their mother are Snooks’ daughters Bette Moses (far left) and Cathy Snooks (far right). (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)

MOUNT VERNON—Longtime Brewton-Parker College friend and supporter, Jean Snooks of Ailey, was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Gen. Richard Montgomery Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of American Colonists as they met on the Brewton-Parker College main campus last month.

             

Philanthropists Snooks and her husband, Bartow R. Snooks Jr., are most noted and remembered as the benefactors of the funds needed to build the Mount Vernon campus’ Student Activities Center, which is named in their honor, said former BPC director of the Annual Fund, Claire Johnson.

             

Dr. Mary Waalkes presents at DAC meeting
BPC history professor, Dr. Mary Waalkes (standing), presents a history lesson to the DAC chapter. Her presentation was on the letter writing campaign and movement of various women to influence the treatment and public and political perspective of the Native American in the 1800s.. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)

Betty Jean “Jean” Cone Snooks is a charter member of the local genealogical society’s chapter, which tracks the generations of early Americans before the Daughters of the American Revolution, explains the chapter’s public relations chairperson Jane Faulk. The chapter’s first meeting was held April 13, 1964, and Snooks was elected treasurer of the chapter and a member of the By-Laws Committee in this first meeting.

According to Faulk’s report, Snooks also served as regent of the chapter twice; first in 1970-1972 and again in 1991-1994. Among her many duties and offices include: serving as a delegate to the state DAC assembly, assisting with marker dedications, serving as chapter chaplain and chairman of the Golden Acorns Committee and of the Colonial Courier Committee.

             

“Throughout the 43 years of the chapter, she has been admired for her leadership, her faithfulness, her cooperation, her graciousness and the example that she always sets as a true Southern lady,” said Regent Anne Carswell of Reidsville during the presentation ceremony. “It is with love and appreciation that we present you with this certificate of Award for Distinguished Service to the General Richard Montgomery Chapter.”

             

Also during the meeting, BPC history professor Dr. Mary Waalkes was the special guest speaker. Dr. Waalkes presented a history lesson on the movement and campaign tactics of various women to influence the treatment and public and political perspective of the Native American in the 1800s.

             

To learn more about the chapter and how to become a member, contact Anice McArthur of Ailey at 912-583-2517.

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM