|During the College's recent Homecoming festivities, the Jason Gamel '96 Blue and Gold Spirit Award was presented to Dr. Roger Lee (center), vice president for student affairs and dean of students, in recognition of his spirit and pride for Reinhardt College. The award was given by Reiny the Eagle (the College's mascot), and Chris Williams, a senior from Loganville, Ga. and president of the Student Government Association.|
During the College's recent Homecoming festivities, the Jason Gamel '96 Blue and Gold Spirit Award was presented to Dr. Roger Lee, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, in recognition of his spirit and pride for Reinhardt College. This is the second time Lee has won the award.
"The presentation of this award really caught me off guard," said Lee. "I had received the award back in 2008 along with Lacey Satterfield '02 [Reinhardt admissions manager], and I had really put it out of mind, knowing there are several people on campus that are worthy of receiving it. To earn it for a second time makes it even that much more special to me."
Presented annually during the College's Homecoming festivities, the award recognizes a faculty or staff member who best shows their pride for Reinhardt College through athletic events, student activities, campus involvement, and representation of Reinhardt spirit as Jason Gamel '96 did during his time as a student and staff member of the College. The selection process for the award's recipient is by nomination from the campus-at-large, and then the nominations are compiled by the Student Government Association Executive Board and voted on by the Student Senate.
"College Life is Just Cool!"
"I show my pride by being an example of someone who enjoys being here-enjoying the different dynamics of the place to the point that hopefully it will become contagious," explained Lee. "I believe it's important to know your students, what's going on in their lives, and being available to listen and help in whatever way is appropriate. Also, I know our students enjoy it when faculty and staff attend their sports competitions, music recitals, and other campus-related events. Taking the needed time to watch others experience college life is just cool."
Lee earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Auburn University and his doctoral degree from Arkansas State University. He currently resides in Waleska, Ga.
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