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Member Dr. Beth Vogler receives award from Mars Hill University

Thursday, May 08, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Dr. Beth Vogler is a NASW-NC Member

Vogler, Dalamangus Receive G. MacLeod Bryan Awards from Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, NC)

Dedicated NASW-NC member Dr. Beth Vogler has received the G. McLeod Bryan Caring Awards from Mars Hill University.

The Bryan Caring Awards recognize members of the college community who make significant contributions to a better community and a better world. The campus community recognizes one student and one faculty or staff member each year who has made a positive impact on the community, whose involvement in the community is ongoing, whose action in the community is directed at serious social challenges and who works to connect the campus and wider community.

Beth Vogler lives a life which epitomizes the criteria of the G. McLeod Caring Award, according to Professor of Business Grainger Caudle, who introduced her at the Community Service Convocation.

“For many years Beth has been at the heart of our social work program, and has been its chair for the past five years.” He said. “This job is just an extension of her life’s work of making the world a better place.”

From 2005 to 2012, Vogler served on the board of the Asheville Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement (ABIPA), an organization which promotes economic, social, and health parity achievement for African Americans and other people of color in Buncombe County.

In 2012 Vogler was responsible for bringing the “One Million Bones” to Mars Hill. This was an international effort to raise awareness and resources for persons affected by genocide. Her leadership in this project resulted in a number of events on campus and lead to the creation of over a thousand replicas of human bones, which she personally delivered to the national event on the Washington Mall.

For a number of years, Vogler has also helped spearhead the university’s fund raising efforts for the United Way of Madison County, which provides much needed resources for many of the important non-profits serving the disadvantaged in the county.

During her speech at the convocation, Vogler emphasized the many mentors and teachers she has had in her life in the area of community service.

“I believe that this is not work that we do alone, but in conjunction with others, who can become our teachers about their experiences. Certainly, my learning from my teachers in the community continues every day,” Vogler said.

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