ODK selects Teacher of the Year at Florida Southern College Honors Convocation
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 16, 2005) — William Gregory, assistant communication professor and holder of the George and Dorothy Forsythe Chair in Advertising at Florida Southern College, was voted “Teacher of the Year” by Omicron Delta Kappa, the honorary leadership fraternity, at the annual Honors Convocation held April 20.
The ODK Outstanding Teaching Award is designed to recognize significant leadership in the classroom as well as on the campus at large. Gregory is active in the community as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, served as the governor of the 4th District of the American Advertising Federation, and advises the National Student Advertising Competition team, which this past weekend placed first in the district and advances to the national competition in Nashville.
Gregory has received numerous local, district and national ADDY and Mead Top 60 awards. He was Ad Man of the Year in 1986 and 1989. He has been named to Who’s Who in American Advertising and Who’s Who in American Education. He received the American Advertising Silver Medal in June, 1995, and the Jack Phillipps Gold Medal Award, the highest honor, for the 4th District in June of 1996. Gregory was on the board of directors of the Resource Center for Women, Ridge Art Association, Florida Children’s Home Society Ball Committee and the Boy Scouts of America Citizen’s Award Committee.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.