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Through the Community Foundation of West Alabama, Faucett has made a tremendous impact on the community, even after her death. Faucett is perhaps best known for a generous gift of land.
She loved to see families, especially children, playing and enjoying recreational activities. Fletcher - A gifted leader and consensus builder, Hilliard Nicol Fletcher, possessed the leadership qualities we all look for in a public official. He set a standard of selfless devotion for the City of Tuscaloosa and its citizens we can all look to for inspiration.
A University of Alabama graduate, Fletcher served in the U. Marine Corps and in the Marine reserves. In business, he was president of Duckworth-Morris Insurance Co. Fletcher is perhaps best known for his role in public office. He served four terms on the Tuscaloosa City Commission as the elected water and finance commissioner.
Along with other city officials, Fletcher fought the move, resulting in the Lake Tuscaloosa Protection Act, preventing the installation of the power equipment that would have destroyed the dam and spillway. Timothy Mize Parker, Sr. Those words are the legacy of Timothy Mize Parker, Sr. Born on a farm in Elrod as the second of seven children, Parker went to school in Buhl. After graduating from high school inhe worked to earn money for college and enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, which he attended for two years before he quit to work full time.
InParker got a job as a deckhand for Valley Barge Line, making a dollar a day. Byhe had saved enough money to buy his first boat, the Heloise, with the help of a friend. He got his first contract to haul coal and Parker Towing was born. As his business and family grew, Parker became an active member of the community and became involved in many civic organizations.
A longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, Parker attended meetings until his death at age He also was a Mason, president of the Tuscaloosa Shrine Club and involved in many other civic organizations.
Parker was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, and was involved in a number of committees, including the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Board.
Always interested in politics, Parker served in the Alabama House of Representatives from towhere he served on the Transportation Committee.
He was a founding member of the Warrior-Tombigbee Development Association and was active in the American Waterways Operators; organizations that led to improvements on our river system. In Parker and his wife Thelma established a charitable trust fund that would benefit both the University of Alabama and First United Methodist Church. The trust fund endows scholarships for future Master of Business Administration students.
Fitzgerald Washington - present Promoting a healthy business environment and ensuring access to high quality education have been passions for Fitzgerald Washington. Over two decades of committed community service, Washington has dedicated himself to the betterment of others. While working as General Sales Manager for the Buffalo Rock Company for 15 years, Washington became heavily active in the business community. He served as the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, where he was involved in the creation of the Minority Business Council, a diverse division of the Chamber that provides minority owned enterprises resources they need to help them prosper.
Later that year, Governor Bentley appointed Washington as Secretary of the Department of Labor, entrusting him with the responsibility of ensuring meaningful employment opportunities for the men and women of Alabama who want and need to find a good job. To this day, he continues to build upon his remarkable commitment to community growth and the betterment of its citizens in his most far-reaching role yet.
Ruth Eaton Cummings Bolden - Readers are leaders. That was the motto of Ruth Bolden, who helped found a library in West Tuscaloosa and worked for the civil rights movement. She passed away in at the age of 94 but left a great impression on our community. Bolden, a native of Bibb County, worked menial jobs to pay for her education at Stillman College.
Inshe was able to get county money to start a library in the local community center in West Tuscaloosa. Many donated books to help with the library, which was named after Dr. George weaver, a prominent black citizen who allowed local young people to use his private library.
The library was later forced to move and Bolden approached the city for a new space. Bolden was also a follower of T.
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Rogers, a leader in the local civil rights movement. She was a member of the Tuscaloosa Citizens Action Committee and helped register blacks to vote. As a teenager, Powell became an Eagle Scout, launching a lifetime passion for public service. He later served as the Chairman of the Board for PARA and was instrumental in securing funding for the first of several community centers.
It still exists and thrives today, as do the community centers he passionately supported and worked to build. Powell was actively engaged with the University of Alabama.
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He was also a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and was active in fundraising to improve its facilities on campus. He valued the needs and demands of the local market, often scoffing at national trends and marketing products based upon input from his customers — his friends and neighbors.
Although he refused credit for most endeavors, those who worked with him recognized the passion he had for civic service.
Few have matched his resolve to improve the Tuscaloosa area. Pradat was born in Birmingham but later attended the University of Alabama and officially moved to Tuscaloosa in He is best known for helping others get started in business throughout his career in the banking industry, before he retired from The Bank of Tuscaloosa in He offered financial counseling and support to many in the area that benefited from his judgement.
Pradat was involved in the Rotary Club for a total of 34 years and served as President from His longtime service of 28 years to the United Way began as a loaned executive in During this time, he serves as Drive Chairman from and was named Volunteer of the year in He served as president of all these organizations over the years. Pradat was passionate about school PTA at elementary, junior and high school levels, serving most notably as the first President at Arcadia.
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Witt - present Since his arrival from Texas twelve years ago, Dr. Robert E Witt has had an undeniable impact on the growth of Tuscaloosa County. The growth of the student population, coupled with the extraordinary success of its academic and athletic programs, has led to unprecedented economic development in the Tuscaloosa area — millions of dollars of investment have been made in residential and commercial growth. He is making major strides to strengthen system-wide economic development initiatives.
Witt was inducted into the prestigious Alabama Academy of Honor inwhich is comprised of living Alabamians elected on basis of service to the state. His home there survived the April tornado, a storm that destroyed most of his neighborhood. He has long been involved in the Neighborhood Association, more recently in the efforts to revitalize the community. Buddy attended the University of Alabama earning a degree in Accounting. He retired in August of but continues to maintain his certifications in order to serve various roles in the nonprofit arena.
Buddy has always been involved in church and community projects. He served as the chairman until and remains of on the board of directors. He continues to be passionate about growing funds to meet the needs of our charitable groups now and into the future. In recent years, the CFWA has named over Pillars of West Alabama, recognizing deserving individuals for making our area a better place to live. However, he definitely should be honored for his contributions and deserves to be a member of our Civic Hall of Fame.
From there, he has stretched the boundaries with vision, inspired the faithful within the block and beyond, and modeled servant leadership with determination and hope. Serving a community requires knowing its people and he, by extroverted nature, has become a friend to Tuscaloosa.
Many consider him to be the community pastor, calling on him for help and comfort in a variety of situations. Sensing a desperate need for those with dementia issues, Charlie went out on a limb to form the seminal board of Caring Days, sharing the vision, challenging the doubters, implementing its creation and nurturing its growth.
This joyful home-away-from-home, filled with imagination, good humor and art, has been successful for over a decade. Knowing first-hand the struggles of anxiety, grief and pain of our citizens, Charlie joined the pastors of First United Methodist Church and Christ Episcopal to found Counseling Ministry Professionals, a counseling service with a heart for the power of faith in addressing mental health issues. It continues to serve as a light in dark times for many.
Always ready to be a hands-on helper, delivering Meals on Wheels and hammering nails at Habitat for Humanity sites have been meaningful ways to put faith in action. The tornado was a debilitating tragedy for our town. Within 30 minutes, Charlie was in a devastated neighborhood, armed with a chainsaw and tireless determination, helping to evacuate victims from their homes. In a long-term effort, his church hosted more than workers who came to Tuscaloosa over the next three years.
Charlie is happiest serving with a team, identifying a need, nurturing the talents of others and going out on a limb. Fritz — Few people in the community have had the lasting impact that Carolyn Fritz had in so many areas. Carolyn was a dedicated, tireless volunteer who impacted many lives by her involvement. She literally gave thousands of hours of service to make this community a better place. Little did he know his military career would extend more than 33 years before he would permanently return to Tuscaloosa.
He returned as a Navy Commander and immediately began looking for avenues of community service. He has provided a lasting impact on the development of Tuscaloosa County by investing his time with the youth, veterans and senior adults.
Lee Allen is a long-time member of the Chamber and served as director on the Industrial Development Authority board during a time of great importance, when the Tuscaloosa Industrial Park was developed.
He also served on the Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission. Inhe was appointed License Commissioner, a role he held until when he was appointed Supernumerary License Commissioner by the Governor of Alabama.
He took this from a small office in the Courthouse basement with lines of taxpayers around the block to an efficient office in the annex and two satellite offices. He established the Commander and Mrs. He has served in numerous civic organizations. Inhe revived the American Legion baseball program, which provided over college scholarships to local youth. Lee Allen is a past president of Focus on Senior Citizens and still serves on that board. At the age of 88, he is still serving and displaying the attitude and spirit that others would do well to emulate.
John Woodruff Robinson, M. John Woodruff Robinson was a long-time Tuscaloosa physician and civic worker.ARCADIA INVITATIONAL: BIGGEST HIGH SCHOOL INVITE IN U.S.
Most notably, he served as a physician at Stillman College for more than 36 years for nominal rates and sometimes at no cost at all. He was a leading booster and benefactor of Stillman and received an honorary doctorate from the school. Robinson was born in Barbados, West Indies before moving to New York with parents in search of a better education. After coming to Tuscaloosa inhe served as chairman of the original board of directors for the Benjamin Barnes branch of the YMCA and was president of the Century Club.
Robinson was also an involved leader of Hunters Chapel A. Zion Church for many years and later joined Canterbury Episcopal Chapel. He is remembered for his citizenship and concern for his fellow man, especially in regard to youth and education. Skagen present Randy C. Skagen is a mechanical engineer by trade, earning his degree in from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in his hometown in Canada. Upon graduation, he launched what would become a very accomplished career in the steel industry.
Inhe was selected as the general manager of Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc.