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Sara Neville Bennett

Sara Neville Bennett, American biology educator. Recipient Outstanding Advisor award Southeast region National Academy Advising Association, 1991. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Genetics Society of America, Georgia Academy of Sciences (president-elect 1992-1993, president 1993-1994), Genetics Society Georgia (chair 1992-1997), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Bennett, Sara Neville was born on March 8, 1931 in Bulloch County, Georgia, United States. Daughter of William Gesmon and Marguerite (Nunnally) Neville.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education, Georgia Southern College, 1964. Master of Science in Biology, Georgia Southern College, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University Georgia, 1975.

    Career

    • From instructor biology to assistant professor to associate professor Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, 1966-1985, professor biology, since 1985.

    Politics

    Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.

    Religion

    People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Genetics Society of America, Georgia Academy of Sciences (president-elect 1992-1993, president 1993-1994), Genetics Society Georgia (chair 1992-1997), Sigma Xi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Camping, needlecrafts, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Lovett Bennett, July 11, 1948. Children: Sara Carolyn Bennett Broucek, Barbara Bennett Leapard, Lovett Bennett Junior.
    • father: William Gesmon Neville
    • mother: Marguerite (Nunnally) Neville
    • spouse: Lovett Bennett
    • children: Sara Carolyn Bennett Broucek Bennett
    • Barbara Bennett Leapard Bennett
    • Lovett Bennett Junior Bennett
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    Nationality
    • 1964
      Bachelor of Science in Education
    • 1967
      Georgia Southern College
    • 1975
      University Georgia
    • 1966 - 1985
      From instructor, biology to assistant professor to associate professor Georgia Southern College
      Statesboro, Georgia, United States