SUFFER & GROW STRONG

The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas (1834-1907)

NEWS & AWARDS

2015 TEN BOOKS ALL GEORGIANS SHOULD READ
SELECTED BY THE GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK

2015 WINNER OF GEORGIA AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – BIOGRAPHY
SELECTED BY THE GEORGIA WRITERS ASSOCIATION

2015 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES OUTSTANDING ALUMNI

SUFFER & GROW STRONG RECEIVES
2014 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
USING THE HOLDING OF AN ARCHIVE
GEORGIA HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY COUNCIL (GHRAC)
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

ELLA GERTRUDE CLANTON THOMAS NAMED
2014 GEORGIA WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT

CAROLYN CURRY NAMED 2014 OUTSTANDING ALUMNA FOR
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY BY AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE


2011 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED
ALUMNI AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES
















Wesleyan Female College (originally Georgia Female College, now Wesleyan College) in Macon, Georgia as shown in the college catalogue in 1849, the year that Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas commenced her studies there. Wesleyan is the oldest chartered college for women in the world and also boasts the oldest alumnae association (founded in 1859) and the oldest sororities (first founded in 1851).





Beautiful painting by Athos Menaboni of the original Wesleyan Female College building, with students attired in the same sort of dresses that Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas would have worn when she entered Wesleyan in 1849.