Last week a group of parents volunteered to help the ASMS Maintenance Department by pressure washing buildings, patching sheet rock holes, and preparing stairwells in the Humanities Building and the Science building for painting that will happen later this summer. The parents who volunteered are Judy Sullivan, Andrew and Ann Braswell, Valery DeLaney, Connie Lee, and Thang Bui. Additionally, student Andrew Lee helped. “This crew was amazing!,” said Maintenance Supervisor Robert Shoemaker. “They really worked hard and we greatly appreciate the help.” The crew will be back to help out sometime in July. Parents interested should contact ASMS Parent Association President Ann Braswell (251.623.0561).
Caroline Lancaster joined the ASMS staff in June and will serve as the Development Assistant. Most of her time will be dedicated to forwarding alumni relations, assisting the Parent Association, and cultivating fundraising opportunities. She is energetic and brings with her a wealth of public relations experience in broadcast news, event planning, and fundraising. Directly before coming to ASMS, Lancaster was a news producer at WPMI News Channel 15, and before that she worked as a producer at MTV, a talent coordinator for the TV series “Sex in the City,” and a freelance producer for ESPN. She is also working toward Master’s Degree in counseling at the University of South Alabama, which is where she earned her undergraduate degree in Communications.
“I’m really excited to start work,” she says. “I really respect what ASMS has to offer this state and I’m happy to be a part of the team.”
Lancaster is currently planning the 2012 Dragon Drawdown, which is the Parent Association’s only fundraiser. You can buy a ticket here.
“We are so excited to have Caroline at ASMS,” says Mayson. “She brings energy and enthusiasm to work every day and I look forward to the ASMS community meeting her when school starts back up in August.” Lancaster takes over for longtime Development Assistant Debbie Manning, who retired in May.
By Judy Sullivan
AIMS celebrates another first this year. Besides its record-breaking enrollment and expanded curriculum, 2012 marks the first year that ASMS graduates have enrolled their children in the AIMS summer program. Class of 1993 alum Kara Mizell Collins sent daughter Emily and class of 1995 alum Karen Moye Few sent daughters Ashleigh and Jessie Green.
For Few, who lives in Leroy, AL, and works at Brewton Iron Works, the opportunity to send her daughter to AIMS brings back memories of her time spent on campus. In fact, Ashleigh is named after Few’s closest friend from ASMS, fellow 1995 grad Ashleigh Weeks. “ASMS helped me grow really close to friends and it also taught me to take responsibility for my life,” she said. “I had to learn to balance a checkbook at age 16 and really manage my money.”