WCU presents alumni award to BPC leader
Special to BPC
|David Andrew (right), president of the Western Carolina University Alumni Association, presented the Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic and Professional Achievement to Dr. H. Lee Cheek, chair of the social and behavioral sciences division at Brewton-Parker College, on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Cullowhee, N.C. (Photo provided)
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina University bestowed the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic and Professional Achievement on alumnus H. Lee Cheek Jr., chair of the social and behavioral sciences division at Brewton-Parker College, Oct. 4.
The awards were presented during a ceremony in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center as part of 2008 Homecoming activities.
Cheek earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history in 1983 and a master’s degree in public affairs in 1988, both from WCU. He also earned a master’s degree of divinity from Duke University and a doctorate in political science from The Catholic University of America.
A resident of Vidalia, Ga., Cheek is chair of Brewton-Parker College’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a political science professor. He is an award-winning faculty member, earning “Professor of the Year” three times and the 2008 Jordon Excellence in Teaching Award, the college’s most prestigious teaching honor. On Nov. 1, he will be promoted to Vice President for College Advancement.
“In addition to being a nationally respected scholar of American political thought, a published author, a United Methodist clergyman and college leader, Dr. Cheek shares his knowledge and insight as a gifted teacher who truly inspires students,” said David Andrew, president of the WCU Alumni Association.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.