The Dr. N. Jane McCandless Leadership Awards

Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Social Sciences at the University of West Georgia has been a tremendous supporter of PARC for more than two decades. In addition, Dr. McCandless served for several years as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. McCandless is also a loyal supporter of PARC’s annual fundraiser, Night in Lights, each December. Currently, Dr. McCandless serves as Chair Emeritus of PARC.


In 2016, the Board of Directors voted to name the organization’s volunteer and community leadership awards in her honor. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated superior leadership and dedication to their community and the issue of sexual violence in West Georgia.

Volunteer Leadership Award Recipients


Rosie Holley, 2015

Laura Gordon, 2016

Dr. Tiffany Stanfill Thomas, 2016






Community Leadership Award Recipients


Chef Tano Phommasith, 2016

Debbie Miles Neal, 2016







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