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COBA’s 1st Silhouette Award Recognizes Alumni Committed to Service

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Author: Deonshay Danson

Release Date: Feb 04, 2011

Alabama State University’s College of Business Administration honored four alumni with its first Silhouette of Service Awards on Feb. 1 in the John L. Buskey Auditorium.

The Silhouette of Service Award recognizes COBA alumni for their dedication and commitment to ASU and their communities. 

“Today is Service Day here at ASU,” said Dr. Le-Quita Booth, dean of COBA. “Each year we will recognize alumni on Service Day during Founders’ Week.”

The award recipients are Dr. John F. Knight (’74), ASU executive vice president and chief operating officer; Deborah Scott Thomas (’74), president and chief executive officer of Data Solutions and Technology Inc.; Janet Sutton (’60), former IBM marketing manager and first female National Alumni Association President; and Herbert Young (’79), financial adviser and Board of Trustee member.

Silhouette of Service Award recipients were selected on the following criteria:

·         They must be COBA graduates and have achieved a significant level of excellence in the field of business, politics or law.

·         The recipient must have demonstrated commitment to the College of Business Administration and the entire ASU community.

·         They must have good reputations and personal integrity and must have contributed to the greater community.

“I’m proud because having finished COBA, it led me in many different directions,” said Knight. “The faculty, the staff, the students and the University made me do the things that were right, made me have a sensitivity to people that otherwise would not benefit from business opportunities and things of that nature.”

Booth said that COBA works hard to instill a “service mindset” within its students. It is their hope that students will not only become successful businessmen and women, but that they  also will become servants of their communities.

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