Daughdrill honored with Wesson Good Citizen Award

Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Wesson Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet at theThames Conference Center on the Co-Lin campus on Tuesday night.

When the pomp and circumstance ended, Dr. Roy Daughdrill tookhome the top award when he was named the 2007 Wesson GoodCitizen.

“He’s just one of the best people I know,” said chamber memberLura Greer, who presented the award to Daughdrill. “Aside from hisadministrative success, he’s active in his church – he’s a deacon,Sunday school teacher and organist. He’s just a good person.”

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Daughdrill’s administrative success is distinguished, and itbegan 43 years ago in 1964 when he began teaching mathematics atNew Haven High School. Since then, his entire life has been devotedto education, on both sides of the teacher’s desk.

Daughdrill currently serves as the curriculum director forquality enhancement programs at Co-Lin

Daughdrill received an associate’s degree from Co-Lin, abachelor’s from Southern Miss, a master’s of mathematics fromMississippi State University and a doctorate of higher educationfrom the University of Mississippi. He also studied at JacksonState University and Vanderbilt University.

Throughout his educational endeavours, Daughdrill has heldvarious positions as teacher, professor and departmentchairman.

“He’s been there and done that, hasn’t he?” Greer said.

The chamber also presented its usual annual awards recognizingaccomplishments and successes in various areas. Those awardsincluded:

* Business of the Year: Jenny Lynn Photography, owned byJennifer and Jerry Brewer.

* Founders Day Queen: Lori Martin.

* Founders Day Ambassador: Brady Knight.

* Educator Awards: Rod Martin and Brenda Smith

* Ageless Hero: Charles Langley.

* Community Service Award: Barbara Crow.