Charleston, S.C. (April 24)---Lieutenant Colonel Patricia B. Ezell of graduate and professional studies, has been named the 1997 Employee of the Year. Major General R. Cliffton Poole, Interim President of The Citadel, will present a plaque to Mrs. Ezell for her outstanding service during a scheduled ceremony at Friday's afternoon dress parade by the Corps of Cadets.
Colonel Reilly, Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies stated that Mrs. Ezell was recognized for employee of the year for her kindness. "Pat Ezell is always willing to go out of her way to assist others, whether they be staff, faculty, or students."
Ezell joined The Citadel staff in 1982. She currently serves as the Assistant Dean to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Ezell is responsible for the development, coordination, and management of all operations of the graduate and undergraduate evening, summer school, Maymester, and continuing education programs.
Outside of The Citadel, Ezell is very active in the community. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Educational Opportunity Center, Executive Board for South Carolina Women in Higher Education, and is The Citadel's representative for American Association of University Women.
In addition to a certificate and plaque, Ezell will receive a U.S. Savings Bond, two seasonal basketball tickets, and a designated parking space on campus for one year.
Mrs. Pat Ezell and her husband Mr. Melvin H. Ezell - Citadel Professor of Health and Physical Education -reside in Charleston. They have two grown children and four grandchildren, their son, Jeff Ezell of Greenville, father of Haskell and Mary Helen, and their daughter, Jennifer Renken of Charleston, mother of Harlan and Tanner.