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Great Scots: Anne Ritz, Willard Korson, Sam Hargraves

President Jeff Abernathy periodically presents the Great Scot Award to members of the faculty and staff for “excellence in service to Alma College.”

<em>Anne Ritz</em> Anne RitzPresident Jeff Abernathy has recognized Anne Ritz, service-learning coordinator, Willard Korson, residence coordinator, and Sam Hargraves, men’s basketball coach, with Great Scot Awards for May 2016.

Ritz, who has announced that she is leaving Alma at the end of this month after 19 years of service, has been the driving force in the college’s Academic Service Learning program, says Abernathy.

“Her leadership has been essential in making service and volunteerism a point of pride at Alma,” he says. Ritz was recently given the Michigan Campus Compact’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service to the profession.

Korson was recognized for his advocacy in making the college more welcoming and inclusive for all students, faculty and staff.

“Working with others across campus, Willard played a lead role in highlighting the need for gender inclusive restroom facilities and identifying a low cost approach to meeting this need on campus,” says Abernathy.

<em>Sam Hargraves</em> Sam HargravesHargraves was nominated for his leadership of the men’s team this year, setting the school record at 24 wins, winning the program’s first-ever MIAA championship, and advancing to the NCAA Division III Elite 8. His achievements also were recognized externally; he was named the Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year by D3Hoops.com.

President Abernathy periodically presents the Great Scot Award to members of the faculty and staff for “excellence in service to Alma College.”

Story published on May 17, 2016