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January 10, 2012 - Rachel Rogers, senior woman administrator for athletics and director of athletic development at Shorter University, is one of eight Rome residents selected as recipients of the 2012 Heart of the Community Awards. The recipients are individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the community through volunteerism and humanitarian efforts.
Rogers will receive the 2012 Young Heart Award. At age 29, Rogers is well known for her community spirit and selfless volunteerism. She is an active participant in the Feed the Hungry Program at Thanksgiving and a key member of the NAIA Football National Championship Host Committee. She has volunteered with the Tour de Georgia, the Clocktower Classic US Handcycling Event, the Open Door Home, and the Community Kitchen. She sponsors a child in Zambia, Africa, and recently took part in a mission trip to Haiti. She is an active member of Young Professionals of Rome and serves as advisor for the Chi Phi Fraternity.
A native of Hiawassee, Ga., Rogers is a 2004 graduate of Shorter and earned her Master of Arts in Leadership from Shorter in 2010.
For information on this year’s other winners, visit www.theheartofthecommunity.org.
Rome’s Heart of the Community Foundation, which is sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center, presents the awards each year. The foundation works to improve health and promote education in the Rome and Floyd community.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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