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Woodrow Thomas Whipple

also known as Woody, Tom, Tommy

artist , chef , educator

Woodrow Thomas Whipple, American artist, educator, author, and chef. Adjunct Professor with CGTC. Past graphic instructor with GA DOC, Past member of GA Correctional Education Association,the Society for GA Archeology. Lower GA Society (president 1985-1986), Middle GA Culinary Association, American Culinary Federation (sergeant at arms 2005-2006), SCCA (regional executive 1966-1967), USPS (Commander 1987-1988), Columbus Artist Guild.


Ethnicity: Father was of English/France Descent and Mother was Russian

Whipple, Woodrow Thomas was born on June 5, 1944 in Brattleboro, Vermont, United States. Son of Howard Woodrow Whipple and Anna Mastalar Whipple.


1. Two years, Columbus College, Columbus Georgia - Associate Degree in Art

2. Two years, Columbus School of Art, Columbus Georgia - Fine Arts Degree

3. Two years, The Famous Artist School, Westport, Connecticut - Commercial Art Degree

4. Continuing Education, The School of Art Institution of Chicago, Chicago Illinois - Commercial Art

5. Dynamic Graphics, Peoria Illinois - Continuing Education Credits for Commercial and Multi-Media presentations

6. Twenty years varies Department of Defense training programs related to Art, Multi Media, Supervisor, and Human Resources (TDY (Temporary duty yonder) – temporary duty assignment sent to different civilian schools for additional learning depending on special requirements)


1965 - 1971 US Army, 11th Special Force Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces

1971 - 1974 - Department of Defense, GS-3 Illustrator, 3rd Army Printing Plant, Fort Benning, GA

1974 - 1978 - Gallery Owner, Art Instructor, Artist, Le Gallery, Columbus, GA

1978 - 1995 - Department of Defense - GS-6 Illustrator, 3rd Army Training Aids, Large Arts, Fort Benning, GA

1978 - 1995 - Department of Defense - GS-7 Illustrator, United States Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, GA

1978 - 1995 - Department of Defense - GS-9 & 11, Visual Information Specialist, Publications Department, Fort Benning, GA

1995 - 1999 - Art Instructor, Art Consultant, Graphic Designer, Artist, Columbus, GA

1999 - 2015 - Supervisor/Instructor, Digital Design & Communication Class, Education Department Head, Georgia Department of Corrections, Pulaski State Prison, Hawkinsville, GA

2015 - Present - Adjunct Instructor, Design & Media Production Specialist Program, Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins, GA and Pulaski State Prison, Hawkinsville, GA

2000 - Present - Owner, Founder BackYard Woody's, LLC, Bonaire, GA


  • Other Work

    • Author (illustrator): Wing Ding Party Book. Painting, Gunboat Chattahoochee (Purchase award for Georgia Bicentenial Top 10 Georgia Artist, 1975), Savannah Pier (Purchase award for permanet exhibition collection in the Bradley Museum of Art, 1975), exhibit, CISM XXIV Internation Shooting Championships Norway (Outstanding Contibution, 1985).


Member of Georgia Correctional Education Association, The Society for Georgia Archaeology, Lower Chattahoochee Archeology, Society (president 1985-1986), Middle Georgia Culinary Association, American Culinary Federation (sergeant at arms 2005-2006), Sports Car Club of America (regional executive 1966-1967), United States Power Squadron (Commander 1987-1988), Columbus Artist Guild.


  • Other Interests

    Fine art, photography, cooking, travel.


Married Tina Sue Huggins, December 31, 1992 (div. April 24, 1996); Married Evelyn Crowley, May 9, 1967 (div. June 29, 1988); 1 child Lori Michelle Pate.

Howard Woodrow Whipple - Died January 21 2004

Anna Mastalar Whipple - Died July 10 1988

Tina Sue Huggins Whipple - Died Sunday April 16 2017

Evelyn Crowley Whipple

Kathy Shelly Whipple

Lori Michelle Pate Whipple

Larry Richard Whipple - Died April 6 1988