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Dr. Gregory S. Powell and Zeny Jett

2010 Award Winner

The 2010 NCLR Administrative Leadership Award winner was announced by Alice Lubrecht, chair of NCLR and Director of the State Library of Pennsylvania on April 18, 2010. Dr. Gregory S. Powell, President of Panola College, was selected as the 2010 recipient. NCLR presents the award each year to one community college administrator in the nation whose efforts have resulted in significant support for a learning resources program.

A team of Dr. Powell's colleagues at Panola headed by Library Director Zeny Jett submitted his name in early December, outlining his continuing commitment to advancing library. "I am truly humbled to be named the 2010 recipient of the National Council for Learning Resources Administrative Leadership Award," said Dr. Powell. "The M.P. Baker Library is the heart of Panola College, and it has been my privilege to work with many talented people championing the expansion and renovation of this vital asset. Within months of its completion, Zeny Jett, our library director, reported that visits to the Library climbed from 500 each month to more than 6,000 each month. Our Library is viewed by our community and our students, faculty, and staff as the place to be on campus."

As the 2010 recipient, Dr. Powell received a commemorative award and a scholarship in his name in the amount of $500 which will be awarded to a Panola College student.