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LBW honors former student

LBW Community College recognized Janna Douglas McGlamory as the 2011 Outstanding Alumna at last Friday night’s graduation ceremony. This award recognizes a LBWCC graduate who has made exceptional contributions to her or his profession, discipline, or community since graduation.

“We are proud of all our graduates for achieving a milestone in their lives by obtaining a college degree,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel. “There are some, however, who make an exceptional mark in their community. Tonight, it is my honor to recognize former graduate Janna McGlamory for her extraordinary contributions in our local area.”

McGl-amory, a 1989 Andalusia High School graduate, completed her studies at LBWCC in 1991 as an honor graduate, and was an active member of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society and the Student Government Association.

In 1993, she completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration and graduated magna cum laude from Troy University.

She returned to Andalusia to raise a family and work in a family-owned business, Harold’s Furniture and Flooring.

Married to Russell McGlamory, her family includes John Reid, Mitch, and twin daughters Natalie and Mallory.

The McGlamory family also included Meredith, who lost her battle with a form of childhood cancer at the age of 5.

With an outpouring of support from the community, McGlamory turned the sorrow of loss into hope and help for other families struggling with childhood illnesses.

In 2005, the nonprofit foundation Meredith’s Miracles was established and offers non-medical related financial support to families from the area with sick and injured children in need of specialized care not available locally.

In addition, McGlamory’s contributions to the community include serving as a member and past-president of The Coterie Club and Andalusia Junior Women’s Club. She is a past member of the LBW Community College Foundation, and currently serves as a Covington County Junior Miss board member and president of the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are very proud of all that Janna has accomplished since her days at LBW, and recognize the lasting mark and the many lives touched through the hard work and generosity of Meredith’s Miracles volunteers and donors,” said Riedel.

“Janna certainly represents all the best attributes of a community leader, and we are pleased to name her as this year’s outstanding LBWCC alumna.”