Fredrick Dunbar Morgan, III, Edison Collegeâ€™s Coordinator of Student Activities, Minority Student Services and head of the Hope Scholars Program, was honored with the Presidentâ€™s Award for Exemplary Service at the Lee Campus graduation ceremony last Friday.
The Presidentâ€™s Award was established in 1998 and is given from time to time to a college employee whose dedication, performance, and attitude foster the sprit of Edisonâ€™s motto, â€œChanging Lives for the Betterâ€?.
In presenting this award, Dr. Kenneth P. Walker, the Collegeâ€™s District President, said, â€œFred never flinches from the difficult. When others step back, he strides forward. He encourages students to be color blind in their approach to success, and to use education as an equalizer. He stresses the importance of giving back to the community, and recruits students to participate alongside him in charitable endeavors such as Habitat for Humanity and the annual Relay for Life and Heart Walk.â€?
Recognition and awards are not new to Morgan. Last year, he received the Student Development Enhancement Award from the Florida Association of Community Colleges, and just last week he was honored by Edison College students and peers as the recipient of the Servant Leader Award.
With tears in his eyes, Morgan said, â€œI am elated. I donâ€™t do what I do to get awards. I do what I do to make a difference in a studentâ€™s life.â€?