Class of 1937 alumna returns to campus
By Kelley M. Arnold
Interim Director of Marketing/Director of News & Public Information
Jane Weathers Gore, center, and her sons (pictured from left, Joe, Tom and Bill Gore) and daughters-in-law (not pictured), traveled from LaGrange to visit her alma mater last week. Gore graduated from high school at Brewton-Parker College when it also offered high school level curriculum. She attended one year of college at BPC before transferring to LaGrange College.
For Gore, Brewton-Parker College is a family affair. Her mother, Ava Weathers served as the institution’s Dietician from 1922 to 1938. Her mother carried her career to LaGrange College when her daughter transferred. Jane’s sister, Gwendolyn, also attended BPC.
This was the first time Jane has returned to Brewton-Parker since 1938. She finds that the Gates Hall Auditorium “is exactly as (she) remembers it”. The family, accompanied by daughters-in-law Alice (Joe) and Selma (Tom), made a day of visiting the campus. After a campus tour and hours pouring over old albums and memorabilia in the Archives room of the Fountain-New Library (the 1937 annual is dedicated to Ava Weathers), they ate in the Residential Restaurant, a place that was very special to her mother during her tenure.
“I’m so glad I returned to BPC after all these years,” said Gore, all smiles. “It’s been a wonderful day of memories!”
Jane married Edwin Gore of LaGrange and has resided in LaGrange the last 72 years.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited, four-year Christian college in south Georgia.