SoCon Announces 2010 Distinguished Service Award Winners
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference announced today (May 20) the 12 recipients of the league's 2010 Distinguished Service Award. Each member institution selects an honoree based on that person's contribution to the institution. Each award winner will be honored for their contributions at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner presented by Carolina Ford Dealers in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on June 1.
The Distinguished Service Award program was started in 2002 as a way for the Southern Conference to recognize those individuals from its member institutions who have contributed to all aspects of the university. This year's honorees include Phil Moore (Georgia Southern), G.A. Sywassink (Appalachian State), George (Tank) and Marie (Scooter) Barnette (College of Charleston), William (Bill) F. Schupp (The Citadel), Janet H. Wilson (Davidson), Wes and Cathy Elingburg (Elon), Colonel and Mrs. F. Pelzer Barry, Jr. (Furman), Pat Hielscher (UNC Greensboro), Lynn Boggs (Samford), Robert T. (Bob) Davis (Chattanooga), Steve White (Western Carolina) and John Bauknight (Wofford).
A 1982 graduate of Georgia Southern, Moore is a managing partner in Porter Keadle Moore, LLP of Atlanta. He has been a long time member of the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation Board of Directors and served as its President from July 1, 2007 until June 30, 2009. Under his leadership the Foundation successfully effected a name change from Southern Boosters to the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation and managed the construction and renovation of several athletic facilities. Moore played an integral role in leading the organization through a two-year branding initiative which resulted in the adoption of key marketing slogans "Rings and Diplomas" and "For all the Right Reasons." Additionally, he was recognized as the College of Business Administration Alumnus of the year in 2001 as well as being the 1999 Georgia Southern Outstanding Accounting Alumnus. Even with his busy work schedule and family commitments, Moore is always willing to work to help his alma mater.
Additional information on the 2010 SoCon Distinguished Service Award Winners may be found on the SoCon website at http://www.soconsports.com/.
- Category: Athletic Foundation
- Published on Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:11