For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: September 17, 2010

Dr. Gwendolyn Aldridge Receives the Making a Difference Award

Over the past two years, Dr. Gwendolyn Polk Aldridge, director of assessment for Southwest, has been instrumental in helping to create standards, systems and processes to make Southwest's quality of instruction the best it can be, according to Dr. Nevin Robbins, director of the Office of Planning for Southwest. Dr. Aldridge's work has been so critical to Southwest's preparedness for accreditation that the “Making a Difference" Award was established to symbolize gratitude for her efforts. “What she has done is give us the ability to establish our standards, to monitor our quality and, really, to maximize the students' learning,” Robbins said.

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Photo Caption: Provost and Executive V.P. Joanne Bassett presents the Making a Difference Award to Dr. Gwen Aldridge (center). Also pictured is Dr. Nevin Robbins.

For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, bjrayner@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134