They soon put golf maintenance into a different division and Graham's work focused more on landscape and beaches. His responsibilities for Sea Island Co.
He was also responsible for a large commercial landscape business, including landscape architecture, landscape installation, maintenance for over privately owned cottages on Sea Island, tree maintenance, turf and landscape pest control.
Other duties involved caring for the island's five miles of beaches, monitoring, nourishment, sand dunes, loggerhead sea turtle monitoring program and securing permits from regulatory agencies. He was also responsible for wildlife management, such as wood storks and deer, on company owned land.
Graham headed up the preservation of historic structures on company owned land, including a plantation hospital, a slave cabin and foundation ruins of plantation homes all of tabby construction, using authentic materials and construction techniques. The popular Cloister Garden Series was started with Graham's assistance about 10 years ago, during the somewhat slow season of the resort. Graham, who worked with as many as employees in his division at a time, said that people are the key to Sea Island's success.
There are currently no plans to fill Graham's vacated position. The four department heads will take over his responsibilities. Jim Broadwell, who was a coworker of Graham's and later his supervisor, said he hated to see Graham leave.
Broadwell said Graham was a "grand gentleman" who was very knowledgeable, inspirational and well-respected. Most of the beautiful flowers, both annuals and perennials, on Sea Island are grown in their state-of-the-art greenhouses from both starter plants and seeds they order. A lover of trees, Graham said he hopes there will be more awareness in the future when it comes to protecting trees on public property.
In retirement, Graham will continue working to adhere to the company's beach management plan and will keep the garden series going. A large part of the process local artist and author Dolors Altaba goes through when painting is based on intuition.
Travis Haymaker and Isaac Forman are both skilled masons, but at the end of the day Monday their handiwork on St. Simons Island amounted to little more than ruins. There was a bit of irony in how I heard the findings of a Centers for Disease Control survey. Simons Island. Need to file a complaint?
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Use the in-line editor controls to make changes to the section. Use the save icon to save your changes and exit edit mode. Saturday, June 13, - Sunday, June 14, He nearly led K-State to the Rose Bowl in before getting injured. Following his senior season, Graham was a starter in the East—West Shrine Game , becoming the first Kansas State football player to be named to an all-star game.
Upon graduation in , Graham entered the football coaching profession as an assistant to McMillin, who moved from Kansas State to Indiana University that season. Graham remained an assistant football and basketball coach at Indiana until , where he also earned a master's degree and was head coach of the tennis team. During this time, Graham was the top assistant for Branch McCracken 's national championship basketball team.
Graham returned to Kansas in to serve as athletics director and head football coach at the University of Wichita, now Wichita State University. During his first season as head coach, Graham led Wichita to a 5—4 record, including a win over his alma mater.
After taking the next three seasons off to serve in World War II , Graham returned to Wichita to coach two more successful seasons in and Following the season he led Wichita to the Raisin Bowl , played on January 1, Graham was the 18th head coach for the Shockers. His overall coaching record at Wichita was 17 wins and 13 losses. This ranks him fifth at Wichita in terms of total wins and 11th at the school in terms of winning percentage.
In the wake of his success at Wichita, Graham was hired as the 22nd head football coach at Kansas State inFind contact info for Ralph Graham - phone number, address, email. PeopleFinders is the best people search for background checks, arrest records, and public records.
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