UGA Heritage:

Stanton J. Singleton ‘32

Stanton J. Singleton ‘32 ABEd, is making plans to celebrate his 101th birthday this October.

Stan, a member of UGA’s Greatest Generation, is a native of Cumming, GA, and taught at the University for 46 years.

He attended Young Harris before coming to UGA  and began teaching in public schools upon graduation.  He taught in Dublin and LaGrange and worked on his Masters degree in the summers.  He earned his Masters in 1935.  He then joined the faculty at the University and married Margaret Slayton ’34 BA, in 1939. He then began pursuit of his Doctorate at Ohio State University.

He was working on his dissertation when he was abruptly called into military service and became a member of the Navy Air Force.  He then underwent orientation and training as a navigator and won his wings.  Finally, he was assigned as an instructor at the Navy Air Base in Corpus Christie, Texas where he served for the duration of the war.

Stan returned to UGA where he taught future math and science teachers and was director of general secondary education.  He was the University representative and helped organize the statewide in-service education program for secondary teachers.  At one time, the program enrolled more than 8,000 participants.

When he retired  in 1978,he was honored by the Board of Regents and named “Emeritus professor and emeritus Director of In-Service Teaching”.

Stan has a daughter, Betsy Fussell who resides in Rainbow City, AL, and a son, Stanton, Jr. an attorney in Atlanta.  He has two grandchildren, two step-grand children, and 11 great grandchildren.  He resides in Talmage Terrace in Athens and is active in First United Methodist Curch and the Kiwanis Club.

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