Rick Colvin, at 54, Longtime Kaolin Industry Professional, Scholarship Fund Established

Feb. 2, 2010 - Rick Colvin, 54, of Milledgeville Georgia, passed away on January 21 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta, Georgia after a very brief and sudden illness.

Rick worked in the kaolin industry for 32 years during which he became someone who was widely respected and, importantly, a friend to many. During his fine career, Rick worked for Engelhard, Nord, Dry Branch Kaolin, and Thiele Kaolin.

Rick served on the Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) Board of Directors and was the 2007-2008 Affiliate Chairman. In 2004, Rick was the recipient of PIMA's Thomas F. Sheerin Service Award, which is presented to a supplier for outstanding contributions to the pulp and paper industry and/or the community.

Before his untimely death, Rick worked as a consultant and advisor.

In gratitude to all his contributions to the industry and willingness to always help others, the Georgia Mining Foundation has established a scholarship fund in his memory.

“We encourage your company to make a contribution, in any amount you so choose, to this fund," said Harlan Archer, president of the Georgia Mining Foundation.

The Georgia Mining Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) and contributions are tax deductible. Please include a note referencing “Rick Colvin Scholarship Fund” with your check payable to:

Georgia Mining Foundation
c/o Georgia Mining Association Office
113 Arkwright Landing
Macon, GA 31210

The Georgia Mining Foundation was established 20 years ago by the mining industry to fund scholarships for deserving high school seniors. Many young men and women have benefited from these scholarships by eventually graduating from college and pursuing a career path in many different fields.

SOURCE: Georgia Mining Association

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