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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino was on hand at the UNCG men’s basketball game last night to honor two members of the UNCG community named to the All-SoCon Faculty and Staff Team this year in Dr. Cherry Callahan and Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew. The league recognized two representatives from all 10-member schools for the 2017-18 season.

While the selections were left up to each institution's discretion, the recipients all shared the common characteristics of demonstrated service to the institution and contributions to campus life and the local community. Faculty members selected have demonstrated strong contributions to teaching, research and/or service, while staff members are being recognized for bringing out the best in others and creating conditions for success.

Dr. Cherry Callahan has been involved in higher education for 40 years with a focus on student affairs administration. She earned her doctorate in 1987 in child development and family relations from UNCG and her Master of Arts degree in counseling from North Carolina in 1972. She is also an undergraduate alumna from UNCG in sociology with honors. She has taught numerous courses with a particular emphasis on the freshman experience and leadership at Delaware State, Wilmington College and UNCG. Callahan has also served on numerous nonprofit boards and volunteered in a variety of roles across the Greensboro community, working with the American Red Cross, the Junior League of Greensboro, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greensboro, the Triad Alzheimer's Association, the United Way of Greater Greensboro, and the Family Life Council. She has received recognition and awards both in her professional work and in her community while also presenting dozens of workshops and professional sessions across the country on a variety of topics related to student affairs, leadership development, crisis management, fundraising, alcohol education and volunteerism. Callahan recently retired from UNCG after a 38-year tenure on campus.

Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew has a Bachelor's of Science in nursing, a Master's of Science in nursing and a doctorate in curriculum & instruction in higher education from UNCG. She has served on the faculty of the School of Nursing at UNCG since 1997. She is currently the director of the RN-BSN program. As the RN-BSN director, DeBrew oversees partnerships with six community colleges in North Carolina to provide a seamless transition for students who are already registered nurses to receive their Bachelor's Degree in nursing. She serves the university through membership on the Faculty Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, the University Honorary Degrees Committee and the Spartan Club Executive Board. Additionally, DeBrew serves as the contact person in the School of Nursing to meet with athletic recruits and their families who are interesting in majoring in nursing.

The faculty and staff recipients include: UNCG's Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew and Dr. Cherry Callahan; The Citadel's Dr. Robert J. “Bob” Riggle and Kate Brown; ETSU's Dr. Allen Forsman and Libby Tipton; Furman's Dr. Danielle Vinson and Mickey McCauley; Mercer's Dr. Geoffrey M. “Jeff” Ngene and Allie Ware; Samford's Dr. Jonathan Davis and Glenda Martin; Chattanooga's Dr. Valerie Rutledge and Emily Quinn; VMI's Lt. Col. Wakeel Idewu and Evan Simmons; Western Carolina's Dr. Winford “Windy” Gordon and Beth Moore; and Wofford's Dr. Jim Neighbors and Brian Lemere.

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