Local woman honored by BSC

Published 11:50 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dudley Long, vice president for student affairs at Birmingham-Southern College, has been selected to receive the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region III Robert D. Bradshaw Small Colleges Student Advocate Award. It will be presented at the regional Summer Symposium in Charleston, S.C., June 9.

Recipients are employed at institutions of higher education of less than 2,500 students, have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of small colleges, shown evidence of significant successful student advocacy and interaction with individual students and student groups, and shown evidence of performance above and beyond the call of duty while serving multiple roles within the campus community.

Long, a native of Uniontown, began her career in student affairs at BSC in 1977 as associate director of student affairs. After serving as director of student activities and later dean of students, she was named vice president for student affairs in 1988. In 2002, in honor of her 25 years of service to the college, the BSC Student Government Association endowed the Dudley Long Leadership Award.

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Long is a graduate of the University of Alabama where she earned an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s degree in education, counseling and guidance.

NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students.

The Robert D. Bradshaw Small Colleges Student Advocate Award, named for Dr. Robert Bradshaw who served as vice president of student affairs at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and was one of the early voices and advocates for small colleges, honors the significant roles he played in a small college setting and beyond.