Executive Director, Vallarie Pratt Bachelors of Arts In History, Dalton State College, Class of 2011 Masters Programs: University of West Georgia, Public History University of North Georgia, World History 2012 Georgia Humanities Council Candidate Research Assistantship Recipient to perform research for the Georgia Governor's Mansion Living History Project
During her time in graduate school, Vallarie received extensive training in the fields of historic preservation and archival techniques. Before becoming the director of WMHS, she spent much of her time volunteering for the Bandy Heritage Center & various other historic sites in the area. Vallarie is very active in the community, including being a memebr of the Rotary Club of Dalton, serving on the Alumni Advisory Council for Dalton State College, and is the Historic Preservation appointee for the Dalton Convention & Visitor's Bureau board.
Elaine Dickie began interning at WMHS in 2016. She graduated from Northwest Whitfield High School in 2012 and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Dalton State College. She would love to work for the National Park System in the heritage centers or the museums, or for a non-profit organization.
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Danielle Dunn is the newest intern at the archives. She began volunteering for the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society in Septmember 2016. She graduated from Dalton State College in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Danielle also works at Panda Express and has an interest in local history.
Pat Colston became our Legacy Link trainee in August 2016. She graduated from the Kentucky Business College. She has worked at the Veterans Service Department, Children's Medical Services, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, and many more. She is accountable, dependable, and a great problem solver, and she has been a great addition to the staff.