Lee's Echols Receives Presentation Excellence Award

Friday, August 15, 2014
Dr. Evaline Echols
Dr. Evaline Echols

Dr. Evaline Echols, professor of business at Lee University, was awarded the Presentation Excellence Award for her presentation of “Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges Through Storytelling” at the 2014 International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education in Nashville. 

The Presentation Excellence Awards are based on votes cast by conference attendees, who were asked to rate each presentation. According to Conference Chair Dr. Edd R. Joyner, Dr. Echols received the highest rating possible. 

“Having the opportunity to be a part of an international conference where I was able to not only present a paper but to participate in workshops with some of the top faculty members and businesspeople from all over the world was a distinct honor,” said Dr. Echols.

Dr. Echols has been working at Lee University since 1957. Outside the Department of Business, Dr. Echols served as the administrative assistant to the president of the university from 1957 to 1984. She then served as chair of the Business Department for 20 years. 

Dr. Echols is a frequent speaker at seminars and professional meetings. She has written two books, “Climb Up Through Your Valleys” and “Mount Up With Wings,” both published by Pathway Press. She is also a contributing writer for two Pathway Press devotional books, “Sitting at His Feet” and “Basketful of Blessings.”

Originally from Jacksonville, Ala., Dr. Echols has two children, Eddie and Sharon, five grandsons, three granddaughters, and a great-grandson.

The aim of the ICLAHE is to promote inclusiveness in research by offering a forum for the discussion of research in early stages as well as research that may differ from 'traditional' paradigms. For more information about ICLAHE, visit http://iclahe.org.

Lee’s Celebration 2016 To Be A Community Event

Lee University will host hundreds of guests, alumni, and community leaders on Friday, Sept. 30, for Celebration 2016, planned as a “festive and colorful day” commemorating another two years of university progress.  The event will recognize the success of the five-year “Find Us Faithful” Campaign including the opening of Lee’s new School of Nursing building and further development ... (click for more)

Baylor To Honor 7 During Headmaster's Award Service

Baylor will honor seven members of the school community during the Headmaster's Awards and Memorial Chapel Service on Sunday, Oct. 2, as part of the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities.  The Honorable W. Neil Thomas III (class of 1962) is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Kelly Nation and Leyden Pugh (class of 1985) will receive the John T. ‘Buddy’ ... (click for more)

Highway 58 Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run In Dayton, Tn.

A Highway 58 man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run of a Rhea County man.   Walter Hale was badly injured and later died after he was struck in Dayton.   Authorities were led to Douglas Edward Alvey, 52, through video from the We Care business in Dayton, where the 60-year-old victim worked.   After officers with the Dayton ... (click for more)

Man, 78, Found Dead With Gunshot Wound To The Chest At Residence On Central Avenue

A 78-year-old man has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest at a residence on Central Avenue. Chattanooga Police were called to the 1900 block of Central Avenue on Thursday at 10:08 a.m. Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located George Garth deceased. At this time there is no suspect information available. Chattanooga Violent Crimes Bureau investigators ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanks A Lot For Nothing

Somebody should have gotten an award last Tuesday when a 90-minute “education summit” involving our school leaders, politicians and media produced absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Oh, there are a number of candidates we could give an award for “nothing,” both in our school district and on its fringes. Yet to find Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen brought her high-and-mighty ... (click for more)