Ethics Author Goree Receives Award

The Balance Sheet is proud to announce that Dr. Keith Goree was the recipient of the 2005 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award. Nominated by the Provost's council at St. Petersburg College and then approved by the Board of Trustees, he was on his way to becoming one of five regional finalists.

All Regional finalists were flown to Seattle in early September for the ACCT Annual Meeting, and the Award was announced at a gala banquet. Each Regional winner was recognized before Dr. Goree's name was called as the national recipient. Keith said, "I don't remember much after that except trying to get to the stage with the spotlights in my eyes, hoping I wouldn't trip over something I couldn't see. It was an amazing experience. My wife and kids will tell you that my head swelled a few sizes, but overall it was really humbling. To think . . . .1200 Community College across the nation, with untold thousands of terrific faculty members - and they picked me. I'm still amazed."

While at St. Petersburg College, Dr. Goree has worked on a variety of professional experiences: written books and articles, worked with the Justice Department on their national law enforcement curriculum, worked with his school system on character education issues, conducted workshops, and presented at conferences. Certainly the breadth of those experiences led to his selection for the award. While a result of his hard work, it is also a testament to the College and the Applied Ethics Program at St. Petersburg College.

Congratulations from everyone on The Balance Sheet Staff, Keith!

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