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Bernice Brown McCullar Collection Biographical Note

Born: Richland, Georgia---March 9, 1905.
Died: Decatur, Georgia---May 31, 1975.
Married: C.B. McCullar--- Lawyer (later Judge). Died May 7, 1942.
Children: Mrs. Eleanor Sibley Jennings, C.B. McCullar Jr. (Sonny) both of Fort Worth, Texas.



GSCW: Diploma 1924; AB 1930.
Mercer University: MA 1944.
Columbia University: Doctoral work 1949-50.


Professional interests: Lawyer, college educator, journalist, author, historian, TV personality, lecturer, director of information at the Georgia Department of Education.


Professional experience:

  • 1923-24 Practice teaching at GSCW.
  • 1924-25 Teaching experience, night school, Washington DC.
  • 1936 Taught summer school at Mercer University.
  • 1936 Law partnership with husband in Milledgeville, McCullar and McCullar.
  • 1937-38 Instructor of English and History at Peabody School.
  • 1943-46 GSCW: Associate Professor of English and Journalism, Director of Public Relations, Speakers' Service, Editor of the GSCW Alumnae Journal.
  • 1940's Edited the Milledgeville Times.
  • 1949-50 Doctoral work at Columbia University.
  • 1951-1966 Information Director for the Georgia State Department of Education.
  • 1960's Freelance writer for the Atlanta Journal with columns entitled "This Is Your Georgia" and "Georgia Notebook" and series entitled, "How to Make Better Grades in School," "I Wander and I Wonder," and "Tales Out of School." Articles published in Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, McCalls, Coronet, Farm Journal, and New York Times Magazine. Moderated a weekly television show entitled "The Georgia School Story."
  • 1972 Came out of retirement to give tours and lectures on the Georgia Capitol Building. Wrote a guidebook, Georgia and its Gold-Domed Capitol.



  • 1960's---Wrote a daily column for Atlanta Journal, "Georgia Notebook." Co-author with Inez Wallace, Building Your Home Life (1960).
  • 1960s - How You Can Become an Exciting Teacher and How to Study and Why?
  • 1967---This Is Your Georgia, textbook.
  • 1972---Georgia and its Gold-Domed Capitol (32 page guide book).
  • Venturing Into Sundown,( a guidebook for productive living in retirement). Posthumous publication.



  • The Quill Award sponsored by Sigma Delta for outstanding journalism (1961) and the Chi
  • Omega Award for Outstanding Service to Education (1961).
  • Woman of the Year in Education by the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs (1965); M.D
  • Collins Silver Trophy from the Future Teachers of America for Excellence in Educational Journalism (1965).
  • The Theta Sigma Award to Outstanding member.
  • WSB's "Great Georgian" Award.
  • Top Headline Maker, WSB (1966).
  • "Bernice Brown McCullar Day," March 9, 1974, proclaimed by Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
  • "Bernice Brown McCullar Scholarship," established by Georgia College in 1975.
  • Delbert Clark Award for long and distinguished service in the field of Adult Education, June 1975.
  • Posthumous, "Mrs. Bernice Brown McCullar Day," April 5, 1976, and the planting of the Dogwood Tree at the State Capitol, in her honor. Proclamation by Georgia Governor George Busbee.



  • Charter member of the Atlanta Press Club.
  • President of the Georgia Club at Columbia University and of her class at GSCW.
  • Trustee at Mercer University.
  • Certificate for Life from American Vocational Association, June 1958.



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