Henry and Lynda Woodall have been contributing to Grady College for years following his graduation in 1975 with a degree in journalism. Most recently, the Woodalls have supported the Student Support Fund for Visual Journalism, which helps finance experiential learning opportunities for photojournalists like the Woodall Weekend Workshop directed by Mark Johnson, senior photojournalism lecturer at Grady College. The trips provide advanced photojournalism students the chance to document an event, like the Georgia National Fair, or the spirit of a Georgia county, and then receive immediate guidance and feedback from professional photographers who travel with them.
The Woodalls support programs like this because it is a way to give a hand up to those behind them.
“Those who richly received should in turn ensure the well doesn’t go dry for the next generation,” said Henry Woodall of their decision to donate to Grady College. “As I now walk beneath the high canopy of North Campus, I focus on helping to preserve the spirit of Grady in a manner that will inform the present and lead to the future. We hope that our supporting opportunities for students to engage learning beyond the classroom will establish a pathway for a lifetime of learning.”