Roeblings honored by cattle breeders

The family whose gift made the Skidaway Institute campus possible was honored recently by the state’s Red Angus Association.

Robert and Dorothy Roebling’s 1968 gift of their Modena Plantation prompted the State of Georgia to establish the Ocean Science Center of the Atlantic, of which Skidaway Institute was the first, and, ultimately, the only component.Roebling 1 wThe Georgia Red Angus Association and national Red Angus Association president Tim Whitley gathered in Rome, Ga., last month. Robert and Dorothy Roebling’s granddaughter-in-law Catherine Cundiff accepted a plaque on the family’s behalf that honored Roebling for his lifetime of service, and his role as Georgia’s first “Super Angus Promoter.”

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