Students Present Friedl Award to Dr. Elizabeth Roth

For Immediate Release: 
May 13 2008

CONTACT: Anita Moody, Director, Public Relations/Marketing

Students Present Friedl Award to Dr. Elizabeth Roth

Athens, W.Va. – Dr. Elizabeth Roth received the 2008 Friedl Award at the SGA (Student Government Association) meeting that took place Wednesday, May 7.

The award was established in 1984 by the SGA in honor of the late Joseph Friedl—former head football and basketball coach and associate professor of physical education. The purpose of the award is to “honor a faculty member who has unselfishly given of him or herself to further student development through student activities. One of the factors considered in determining eligibility for this award is the faculty member’s interactions with students outside the classroom.

“I feel very honored and grateful to have been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Friedl Award,” she said. “Interacting with students both in and beyond the classroom is what I enjoy most about my vocation as a teacher.”

The Friedl Award includes an inscription of the recipient’s name on a plaque in the Student Center Lobby, a monetary award, and an individual plaque that commemorates the recipient’s “service to the students of Concord University.”

Student Government Association Senator Michael Kinder, member of the Friedl Committee, said that he noticed that Dr. Roth “is always around to help students.” This, among many other qualities, he said, made it an easy decision for the committee.

“She’s provided many good things to Concord such as the Roth scholarship and the Roth walk/run that she’s done every year,” he said. “It was a unanimous decision that Dr. Roth deserved it.”


PHOTO: Dr. Elizabeth Roth receives the 2008 Friedl Award

Andrea Meador, a freshman majoring in English and journalism wrote this news release. Her hometown is Ghent.