BRISTOL, Tenn. –King College student-athletes are the spotlight of many happenings on their campus. Thursday night, Tornado student-athletes paused and returned the favor by taking time to recognize the tireless efforts of the faculty and staff of the College as well as honor the 2012 Most Outstanding Professor, Dr. Karen Rohr.
Dr. Rohr, a professor of psychology, was awarded the Most Outstanding Professor by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during halftime of the men’s basketball game for her continuous commitment to her students.
Affectionately known on campus by her students and peers as “Doctor Misses”, Dr. Rohr challenges her students with her content but is dedicated to ensuring their success.
“She earned this award because she is hard on us [student-athletes], cares about us and hold us accountable while willing to accommodate our needs when we really need it,” said SAAC president and women’s basketball captain Kaylen Collins. “She supports all of us by coming not only to indoor sporting events but everything she can get make it out to.”
Both basketball teams and the cheerleading squad welcomed all King faculty and staff members on the court of the Student Center Complex to personally thank them for their contributions while many more students from the stands cheered on during the intermission of the men’s and women’s games. Many enjoyed the complimentary food and beverages served on the SCC Mezzanine while rejoicing in the successes of their student-athletes and the College, to date.
“I think it meant a lot to the faculty and staff to be recognized and included in our event,” said Collins. “It certainly meant a lot to the players to see people we normally do not get a chance to see out at our games but seeing them enjoy the game, the atmosphere, and one another was special.”