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The Legacy of Dr. William A. Meehan

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Meehan Timeline

1972 – William A. Meehan graduated from JSU with a B.A. in biology

1972-74 – Taught high school biology and earth science

1976 – Earned an M.S. in biology from JSU

1977 – Became a JSU biology instructor

1977-79 – Served as coordinator of medical technology at JSU

1979-82 – Worked as director of academic advisement at JSU

1984-85 – Received Faculty Research and Service Award

1982-88 – Served as assistant to the vice president for academic affairs for JSU

1987 & 1999 – Received Most Outstanding Student in Administration of Higher Education Award, College of Education, University of Alabama

1992 – Married JSU alumna Beth Stevens

1992-93 – Served as JSU’s acting vice president for academic affairs

1988-98 – Associate vice president for academic and student affairs at JSU

1998-99 – Acting vice president for institutional advancement

1999 – Earned a Doctorate of Education from the University of Alabama

1999 – Named the 11th president of JSU

2000 – Received Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce’s W. Roy Crow Leadership Award and the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials’ Outstanding Achievement Award

2002 – Presented the Boys and Girls Club’s Eagle Award for Outstanding Community Service

2003 – Received the Silver Beaver Award from the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America

2005 – Named Educator of the Year by the Calhoun County Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and received the Open Door Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness          

2007 – Named Citizen of the Year by the Anniston Star

2008 – Presented the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boys Scouts of America Choccolocco District

2012 – Named National Alumnus of the Year for the Delta Chi Fraternity

2014 – Named Citizen of the Year by the Jacksonville News

2015 – Retires as president of JSU

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