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DATE: February 14, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
Southwest's Hale Named Auxiliary Probation Officer of the Year by
Rosie Hale, Associate Professor of Business Technology-Accounting at
Southwest Tennessee Community College, has been named the 2002 recipient
of the Officer of the Year Award for the Auxiliary Probation Service
Division of the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court. Hale was honored
during an awards luncheon Monday, February 11. The Chief Auxiliary
Probation Officer of the Year Award is given annually for exemplary
service to the Auxiliary Probation Service Division.
Leo Brown, Director of Public Safety at Southwest Tennessee Community
College and the volunteer director of Juvenile Court's Auxiliary Probation
Service, presented the award to Hale. "It is exceptional individuals like
Rosie whose outstanding contributions help make our organization such a
success," Brown said.
Hale has been a member of the Auxiliary Probation Service for 13 years.
Currently, she serves on the Board of Administrators, and holds the rank
of Assistant Deputy Chief.
The dedicated educator and community volunteer started her career at what
is now Southwest Tennessee Community College in 1980. Hale is an active
member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and the Tennessee Defense Force. She
received two Associate of Applied Science degrees from the College, in
computer operations and accounting. She earned a B.S. in accounting from
Christian Brothers University, and an MBA in management from the
University of Memphis.
The Auxiliary Probation Service is designed to recruit and train
volunteers as probation officers. The program's motto, A Badge for the One
Who Cares: Building Character Through Care, reflects the primary objective
of this unique community outreach initiative. Classes are held every
Southwest Tennessee Community College is the fourth largest institution of
higher learning in the state. A comprehensive, multicultural, public,
open-access college, Southwest is committed to the cause of community
outreach through volunteer initiatives and by extending its programs and
services into the communities of Shelby and Fayette counties and the
surrounding Mid-South region.
For additional information about the Auxiliary Probation Service, call
Juvenile Court at 901/405-8420.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.