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Angela Pharr Honored with the Reinhardt Bridge AwardAngela Pharr, 2008 Bridge Award winner at Reinhardt College

Angela Pharr (left), who has served Reinhardt College for almost a decade, recently received the 2008 Reinhardt Bridge Award at a faculty senate meeting on April 15, 2008. The award is given on a yearly basis to a staff member in recognition and appreciation of outstanding service and commitment to the faculty and students of the College.

Pharr came to Reinhardt in November 1998 and currently serves as executive administrative assistant to vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. She resides in Canton, Ga.

"We Share the Same Goal"

"I am honored to be recognized by the College faculty," said Pharr. "I feel blessed to be a part of their team as we share the same goal: encouraging our students to become their best.

"The Reinhardt community -- faculty, staff and students -- is such a supportive group, and to be given this award is a true expression of that support and an encouragement for me to continue to strive for the best in all that I do."

Building Bridges

The award, established in 2005 as a formal way for faculty to express appreciation to a staff member, is presented by the Reinhardt Faculty Senate and was the idea of Dr. Theresa L. Ast, associate professor of history. Faculty nominate staff members and then select the recipient for the honor. The award is given to a staff member who deserves appreciation for his or her positive, caring attitude; someone who is known to go the second mile in assisting others and completing their tasks; someone who works hard to build "bridges" between students, faculty, staff, and the local community and, as a result, strengthens the Reinhardt College community.

Professional Manner and Cheerful Attitude

"Angela can usually be found juggling four different projects -- sometimes with three people in her office and one on the telephone -- explained Dr. Margaret M. Morlier, associate professor of English and chair of the Reinhardt Faculty Senate. "She handles a diversity of faculty problems -- from sensitive contracts to locked classrooms -- with professionalism and cheerfulness.

"We are lucky to have someone with Angela's competence and temperament in such a key position on campus," Morlier said.

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