Date of Event: 03/01/2010
at 01:00 AM
Reinhardt's Jason Gamel '96 Blue and Gold Spirit Award Presented to Dr. Roger Lee
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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