Alabama Southern Community College honored the 2014 ASCC Alumni of the Year award recipients on Friday, January 31st at Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club in Monroeville. Alabama Southern President, Dr. Reginald Sykes, along with the alumni committee, recognized and honored Mr. Ronny Darby of Monroeville, Mayor Sheldon Day of Thomasville and Mrs. Angie Williams of Gilbertown. Nominees were selected based on community leadership, service to the college community, honor and awards received and distinction within their field.
Mr. Ronny Darby
Manager of Red and White (1984 – 1993)
Co-owner of Darby’s (1994-present)
Deputy Chief of the Monroeville Fire and Rescue Squad
Graduate of Frisco City High School (1980)
Patrick Henry State Junior College (1982) Associate in Arts - Business Administration
Troy State University (1984) Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Member of the Vanity Fair Golf and Tennis Club (Former Board Member and President 2008 - 2009)
Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce (Former Board Member and President 1995)
Monroe County Rescue Squad (Former Member and Captain 1989 and 1990
Leadership Award (2002 and 2012)
W.D. Pickens Award (1998 and 2011)
Lifesaving Award (1994 – 2007 - 2010)
Valor Award (1995)
Firefighter of the Year (1991)
Mr. Darby and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 29 years. They have two daughters, Leslie and Ansley Darby. Both daughters are former ASCC students and graduates of Troy University.
Mayor Sheldon Day
Sheldon Day has served as Mayor of the City of Thomasville since 1996. He is currently serving his 18th year.
1980 graduate of Patrick Henry State Junior College
Board member of Alabama Technology Network Advisory Board at ASCC
Member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Alabama Medical Center
Member of the Southwest Alabama United Way Advisory Board
Member of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council
Founding member of the Clarke County Community Development Foundation
Member and past President of Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce
Past member of the Leadership Alabama Executive Board
Member of the Alabama League of Municipalities Executive Committee
Member as Co-Chairman of Governor Bentley’s Black Belt Commission
Served as a panelist from 2005 through 2012 for the Delta Regional Authority Congressional Caucus on Rural Issues in Washington, D.C.
Mayor Day managed stores for TG&Y. Inc. for 7 years and spent the next 7 years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as a Division 1 Store Manager in Thomasville and as a Supercenter Director in Thomasville and in Georgia. He was a member of the Thomasville City Council for two terms during his time with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Mayor Day has served for 33 years as a volunteer firefighter.
He is active member of Pineview Baptist Church.
Graduate of the 2005 Leadership Alabama Class
Auburn University Economic Development Institute Graduate
Mayor Day and his wife of 28 years, Carol Ann, have three children: Allison, age 27; Kaitlin, age 22; and Zachary, age 20. He is the proud grandfather of Carrigan Elizabeth, age 7, and James Edward, age 3. In addition, Mayor Day and his family have hosted over a dozen foreign exchange students over the years.
Mrs. Angie Williams
Alabama Southern Community College Gilbertown Campus Director
Alabama Southern Community College Gilbertown Campus Upward Bound Director
Alabama Southern Community College Gilbertown Campus G.E.D. Chief Examiner
Mrs. Williams is an alumna of Alabama Southern Community College, earning two years of her history degree at what was then Patrick Henry Junior College, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. The faculty selected her as a member of Who’s Who in America’s Junior Colleges.
On a Presidential Scholarship, she graduated summa cum laude from USA after earning her bachelor’s in three years and one quarter. The University of South Alabama awarded her a fellowship for her graduate work in history. While at South, she was selected by the history faculty as a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee. She was also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society. Her history division chair recommended her for a Rhodes Scholarship, which she regretfully declined because family considerations did not allow her to study in Europe for the required time.
Member of the Founding Board for Leadership Choctaw in the 1990’s, served as president and continues to serve as a board member
Founding President of Leadership Washington and served for several years on the Board of Directors
Currently serves on Red Cross Board for the Washington-Choctaw Chapter and chairs the Philanthropy Committee. Williams received the Red Cross Chapter Philanthropy award in 2012 for her fundraising efforts.
Current chair of the Choctaw County JOBS Task Force
Serves on the Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Companies Board of Directors
Member of High Hopes Advisory Board and the Career Technology Advisory Board for the Choctaw County Board of Education
Serves on Advisory Board for the Choctaw County Extension Office
Choctaw County Children’s Policy Council member
Current member and past President of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma
Former Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Board of Directors member
Serves on the President’s Executive Council and several other college committees at ASCC
A member of Laton Hill Baptist Church, Mrs. Williams taught Young Adult Sunday School classes for many years and served on numerous church committees
2010 ASCC Library Woman of the Year Award
2008 - 2009 and 2009 - 2010 Delta Kappa Gamma Woman of the Year
1994, 2000, 2004, 2005 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2000 International Who’s Who of Professionals
Hired as Campus Director of ASCC’s Gilbertown campus in 1994-95, she became the first woman campus director at Gilbertown, and her service of seventeen years is longer than that of any ASCC Campus Director.
Asked to fill the position of Upward Bound Director for the Gilbertown Project when the grant was awarded in 1995-96, she is also the longest-serving Upward Bound Director in the history of the federal programs at ASCC.
Before she moved into administration, Ms. Williams taught as a full-time history instructor for the Gilbertown campus, occasionally teaching on the other three ASCC campuses. She was the first woman history instructor at the Gilbertown campus.
Received five Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Awards during her ten years of full-time instruction for ASCC.
Williams has worked hard and successfully to bring major improvements to the Gilbertown campus. Under her tenure, the Gilbertown campus has moved from two rotary dial phones to state-of-the-art technology in classrooms and offices. The Pat Lindsey Library was constructed in 2004, bringing additional library and Adult Education resources to the college and community. Mason McGrew Hall has continuously been remodeled under her leadership. A full lab modernization and renovation is scheduled for the near future.
Beginning in fall semester 2011-12, the first technical certificate program, Industrial Maintenance, was introduced on the campus for Choctaw County High School students.
Mrs. Williams is the proud parent of two sons, Shane and Brett Turner. She is grandmother to five grandsons: Ashby, John Riley, Nathan, Lawson and Avery Turner. She is married to James Mozingo, a retired ASCC educator, and they reside in Laton Hill, Alabama.