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.

Compton Selected As NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Not too many people can say they spent their summer engaged with NASA, but Jared Compton of Pikeville did just that. As a student in the Global Scholars Honors Program (GSP) at Chattanooga State Community College, Jared ‘s interest was piqued when he received an email from GSP director Amanda Bennett about an opportunity for interested students. “This opportunity called for community ... (click for more)

Boyd Buchanan School Unveils New Playscape For Elementary

Boyd Buchanan School has completed one of “the largest Elementary Parent Council funded projects ever,” according to Elementary Principal Gail Maddux. The school’s $90,000 new playscape design is inspired by children’s literature and contains storybook quotes throughout the area. “We took a nontraditional approach to the typical playground design,” said Ms. Maddux. “More than ... (click for more)

Residential Project At 1st And Cherry To Finish Out Units On Hill Above Market Street

More residential units are planned downtown near the riverfront on a steep lot at First and Cherry streets. The River City Company is currently seeking requests for proposals from developers for the steep 95-foot-by-65-foot lot behind the First and Market condos. River City officials said, "We are excited about how this parcel will put a finishing touch on this well established ... (click for more)

TBI Adds Jereme Little To Top 10 Most Wanted; Was Set Free By Judge Stern And Then Higher Court Overruled Her

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list Jereme Dannuel Little, who was freed by order of Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern, whose decision was recently reversed. Little is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for especially aggravated kidnapping. The TBI said, "Little has a history of ... (click for more)

Proud To Be A Conservative Conservationist

I was born and raised in Chattanooga and was brought up to be a Tennessee conservative. That means that my family conserved our spending, our resources, and yes, even our environment.  I think we were inspired to do so because Tennessee is one of the most beautiful places in the entire United States. We have stunning mountains, wild rivers and quiet backcountry. And many of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Georgia’s Weak Attacked

The United States Attorney’s Office and our nation’s Justice Department just thrust an unwelcomed spear into the heart of the state of Georgia. And while I am scared to death the same war party is now headed into Tennessee and other states, I wish the DOJ had stopped in Chattanooga for lunch and a quick visit at our Orange Grove Center before filing last Tuesday’s lawsuit against ... (click for more)