Shirley Laurane Rogers Rawlins

Profile Updated: July 8, 2016
Shirley Laurane Rogers
Residing In Douglasville, GA USA
Spouse/Partner Louis L. Rawlins, JR
Occupation Clinical Professor, GA. Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
Children Kelly Rawlins Robinson, born 1976
Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Rawlins, born 1979
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I married my childhood sweetheart (Buddy) in 1972. He is a graduate of our rival Brown High School. Graduated from the GA. Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1969 and became a Registered Nurse. Pursued graduate degrees in nursing and earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989. I've served as a faculty member and associate dean of the GA. Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University since 1970. I retired from full time teaching in 2004, but am now back teaching nursing students part time in the learning lab and at the Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center. I also serve as a Red Cross volunteer in the capacity of a Disaster Health Services manager and a leader of the Disaster Action Team in metro Atlanta. I'm an active member of the Mount Paran Church if God in Atlanta where Buddy and I serve as worship leaders in the adult choir and Handbell ministries.

School Story

I have so many fond memories of my years at Southwest HS. I especially remember the pep rallies and our championship football teams. I was in the advanced chorus and went to the Allstate Choral workshops and concerts for several years. I'm sure many of you, my classmates, don't remember who I am because I was such a quiet person in school. I have to admit that I've changed a lot through the years! God's been good to me and I've had a wonderful, fulfilling life. I wish for each of you the same!