From left: Dr. Walter Edgar, Dr. Rex Garniewicz, and Dr. David Moore.

Who’s News for the week of August 13th-19th

Photo above from left: Dr. Walter Edgar, Dr. Rex Garniewicz, and Dr. David Moore.

Santa Elena Foundation adds three board members

The Santa Elena Foundation has named three new members to its distinguished Advisory Board: Dr. Walter Edgar, Dr. Rex Garniewicz, and Dr. David Moore.

They join an esteemed group of advisors that participate in the development of the Santa Elena Foundation and offer insight and guidance as the Foundation prepares to open the Santa Elena Center, host the 450th anniversary symposium and commemoration events, and continue archaeology at the Santa Elena site. Their expertise on 16th century and local history, archaeology, museum management, and business development are valuable assets to the Santa Elena team.

Dr. Walter Edgar is a Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He received his B.A. at Davidson College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at University of South Carolina. Throughout his career as a professor, Dr. Edgar received numerous awards and honors, including entry into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. Dr. Edgar has published dozens of papers, articles, and books; among them is The South Carolina Encyclopedia.

Dr. Rex Garniewicz received his B.A from Wesleyan University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Indiana University. He is currently President & CEO of the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Dr. Garniewicz previously served as Deputy Director at the San Diego Museum of Man and as Vice President of Science and Technology at the Indiana State Museum. His interests in archaeology and museum work are wide-ranging.  He has published archaeological work from both Native American sites and early American forts, and he is currently curating a traveling exhibition on the history of beer for the Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. David Moore received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He served as the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology’s Western Office archaeologist for 18 years before becoming a full-time faculty member at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. Dr. Moore has directed the archaeological investigations at the Berry site since 1986.  He is the author and co-author of numerous book chapters and articles.  Dr. Moore is leading 450th anniversary commemoration events for the overland trail of Juan Pardo, which originated at Santa Elena.

The three new additions to the Santa Elena Advisory Board join these members: Dr. Daryl Ferguson, Alvaro Armada Barcaiztegui, Dr. Eugene Lyon, Dr. Paul Hoffman, Dr. Chester DePratter, Dr. William Kelso, Dr. Michael Francis, Dr. Eric Emerson, Dr. Bruce Fryer, Dr. Mary Socci, Dick Stewart, Dean Moss, and Maggie Bertin.

Newberry Opera House selects new executive director

Molly Fortune
Molly Fortune

Molly Fortune, a former director on the executive staff of the Fox Theater in Atlanta was named executive director of the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, SC, after an extensive national search.  She will be the second executive director in the NOH’s stellar history.

Molly previously served as the Restoration and Operations Director for the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia for 15 years.  In her tenure with the Fox she was instrumental in developing and implementing strategies focused on the guest experience through authentic preservation of the historic landmark.

Building on the marriage between Operations and Preservation, she was the co-founder of the Fox Theatre Institute; an outreach program that assists historic theatres in Georgia with preservation expertise as well as operational/booking knowledge

Molly commented “The Fox and The Newberry Opera House are more similar than first glance would allow.  They are vibrant economic engines, repositories for memories, launching grounds for dreams and empowerment tools to change the world.  They both think beyond their four walls and strive to touch, cultivate and challenge the character of those who walk the halls.”

OB-GYN Dr. Glenn Werner rejoins Beaufort Memorial

Dr. Glenn Werner
Dr. Glenn Werner

Longtime Beaufort OB-GYN Dr. Glenn Werner has reopened his private practice and is back delivering babies and performing surgeries at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Among the first physicians to perform robot-assisted hysterectomies at BMH, Dr. Werner rejoins the hospital staff after working the last 10 months at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

“I wanted to get back to doing what I had been doing,” said Werner, a board-certified OB-GYN who has practiced in Beaufort for 24 years. “I’ve always felt at home at Beaufort Memorial. Both my children were born in this hospital, and I feel this is where I can deliver, and patients can receive, the best health care in Beaufort County.”

A graduate of Wake Forest with a B.S. in Biology, Werner also earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine, and then a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, both at Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia. Dr.Werner has a special interest in dealing with abnormal pap smears, performing minimally-invasive surgeries and resolving issues with heavy menstrual bleeding.

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