Belmont College Holds Heritage Tree and Emeritus Ceremony
St. Clairsville, OH (October 23, 2015) — In recognition of their dedication and commitment to the College, five individuals were awarded high honors at the October 22 Honors Reception held at Belmont College.
“Our honorees were chosen in acknowledgement of their unique contributions and long history with Belmont College,” said Dr. Paul F. Gasparro, President. “They have all served in different capacities by devoting their time and excellent work to the College and our students.”
The Heritage Tree Award is presented to individuals who have helped shape Belmont College through their leadership efforts and steadfast dedication. A symbolic tree with gold leaves adorns a prominent spot in the College to showcase the names of the current honorees and those who previously received the distinction. Inductee’s names are etched on the tree as a permanent reminder of their individual commitment to the creation, growth and development of Belmont College’s heritage.
Receiving this distinguished award for devotion to the College was Dr. Lorrinda Saxby, of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Mrs. Elizabeth Gates, Board of Trustees Chairperson presented Dr. Saxby with her award.
“The Board of Trustees has chosen to honor Dr. Saxby, not only in recognition of her unique contributions to Belmont College, but also to the community in which we live,” said Mrs. Gates. “Dr. Saxby became a member of the Belmont College Board of Trustees in 2007 and has an impressive resume which includes numerous honors, organizational associations, publications, and notable presentations.”
Retired as Superintendent of St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools, Dr. Saxby earned a Doctorate from Miami University, a Master of Education Degree from Wright State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Urbana University, as well as her Administrative Certification from the University of Dayton. Active in the community, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Tri-County Help Center, a Master Gardener Volunteer and former President of the St. Clairsville Rotary Club.
Additionally, the notable designation of Emeritus was bestowed upon four well-deserving individuals. The Emeritus designation is an honorary title given to retired faculty and staff in recognition of admirable service to the College and its students.
The following individuals were awarded with the Emeritus designation:
A reception was held at the Main Campus location in St. Clairsville to celebrate the inductees.
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