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educator , writer , Communications consultant

Robert William Hays, American Communications consultant, educator, writer. Hixson fellow Kiwanis, 1996; recipient Arthur Williston award, 1967, International Technology Communications Conference Honor, 1980, 83, Cmty. Svc. award King Center, 1994, 95. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Fellow Society for Technology Communication (life, Distinguished award 1993); mem.Assn. for Business Communication.

Background

Hays, Robert William was born on October 17, 1925 in Atlanta. Son of Calvin Samuel and Elizabeth (Green) Hays.

Education

Student, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1944. AB summa cum laude, Presbyterian College, South Carolina, 1947. Master of Education, Emory University, Atlanta, 1957.

Career

Commercial manager, Station WSFT-AM, Thomaston, Georgia, 1947-1948;commercial manager, Station WLBG, Clinton, South Carolina., 1948;co-owner, Clinton Plastic Company, 1948-1949;instructor English, Southern Technology Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University), Chamblee, Georgia, 1950-1951;supervisor of training course development, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Marietta, Georgia, 1951-1952;assistant professor, Southern Technology Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University), Chamblee, Georgia, 1952-1957;head English department, Southern Technology Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University), Marietta, 1953-1973;associate professor, Southern Technology Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University), Marietta, 1958-1960;professor, Southern Technology Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University), Marietta, 1960-1985;professor emeritus, Southern Technology Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University), Marietta, since 1985. Consultant in communications, Marietta, since 1965, Middle East, summer 1968-1970.

Works

Membership

Program director Marietta History Museum/Kiwanis Culture Capsule, 1999. Member Cobb Arts Commission, 1988—1990. Member advisory board Salvation Army, Marietta, since 1996.

Fellow: Society for Technology Communications (life Distinguished award 1993, Author one of 13 most significant articles 1954-2004). Member: Mensa, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Georgia Poetry Society, Kiwanis (program director 1991—2006).

Connections

Married Rebecca Copeland, June 15, 1950. Children: Michael, David, William.

father:
Calvin Samuel Hays

mother:
Elizabeth (Green) Hays

spouse:
Rebecca Copeland

children:
Michael Hays

David Hays

William Hays