Glenville High School 2008 Alumna/Alumnus of the Year
Wanda Bailey Reed, '56 Dr. John Shock, '53
Wanda Bailey Reed graduated from Glenville High School in 1956 and then Glenville State College. For many years, Wanda was a teacher and an elementary school administrator in Oklahoma and was responsible for making a difference in thousands of young people's lives. Wanda continues to make a difference even in her retirement.
Since retiring from her career in education she has returned to her "roots" in Glenville and has gone to work to help her community. Wanda participates in just about every volunteer capacity you can think of including being very active in the Glenville High School Alumni Association, where she serves on the scholarship committee, to her volunteer work at Gilmer County High School. Nasia Butcher, Gilmer County High's Principal, noted that she and other staff members and students look forward to every Friday, the day that Wanda volunteers. Principal Butcher added, "She's always so cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable."
Wanda, graciously accepted the award and thanked all of her past teachers at Glenville High School and Glenville State College. Wanda's love of Glenville and her willingness to work on community improvement and preservation projects makes her a shining example of the Red Terror spirit!
Wanda is married to Jack Reed, '53 and they have three children.
John Shock graduated from Glenville High School in 1953 and went on to graduate from
West Point and Duke
University School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology
residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a fellowship in
retinal surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
Dr. Shock joined the
University of Arkansas, College of Medicine, as chair of
ophthalmology in 1979, when there was only one other full-time
faculty member in that department. He has expanded the department to
19 full-time faculty members and has increased patient visits from
about 6,000 annually to almost 20,000. He also established the Jones
From October 2000 to
January 2002, Dr. Shock was interim dean of the College of Medicine.
Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., subsequently appointed him
executive vice chancellor; in that role, Dr. Shock has been
responsible for several important projects.
In accepting the award,
Dr. Shock stated, "I've received many awards in my lifetime, but
this one is the closest of all to my heart. Glenville High
School is where and what got me started."