On July 1, JR Philp, Class XVIII, took the gavel as President of the United Arts Council of Collier County. Celebrating it’s 35th year, the UAC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the community through the power of the arts with a vision to be the most recognized source for arts services and cultural information, and the premier provider of arts-education for at-risk students.

The UAC teaches arts-education classes at eight afterschool sites in Immokalee, at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, at Grace Place for Children and Families and at PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee.

Roger Sippey, Class XVIII, was named Treasurer; other GNLers on the current board are Ann Horton, Class XIII, Tom Jordan, Class XVIII, Wynnell Schrenk, Class X, and Sara Rice Williams, Class XIV.