Randy graduated Vanderbilt with a degree in civil engineering in 1975. Randy first worked with the SHC helping to construct the Petros Health Clinic in 1973. He served as SHC co-director from 1973-1974 and as a community worker in Jacksboro, Tenn. the summer of 1974. In 1979 he helped found the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, along with visionary Bill Dow. After a 24 year career in construction and structural engineering, he became a self-employed artist-blacksmith, and a member of the KDH artists Cooperative in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
An overview of Nancy Raybin’s SHC experience
Nancy Raybin recaps her time with the Student Health Coalition, from initial introduction during the spring semester and subsequent participation as a community organizer in St. Charles, Va. during the summer of 1973 to serving as co-Director–alongside Randy Hodges and… Continued
Randy Hodges Collection on the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill
Randy Hodges, a civil engineer educated at Vanderbilt University, served as a consultant on the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project (SGEP), a non-profit initiative which sought to address rising food and heating costs and unemployment in rural communities in the South… Continued
“We had to work with one hand and fight with the other”
Kate Bradley narrates the process by which Mountain Peoples Health Council (MPHC) acquired land to build the Petros Clinic. She describes the stiff political atmosphere in Nashville, where she went to plead her case before a judge, and explains why… Continued