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Rochelle King Recognized By Department of Defense

Rochelle KingApril 13, 2015 - Rochelle King, Shaw University’s Dean of Enrollment Management, was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense for her role in supporting American Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.

Members of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented King with the "Patriot Award." The Patriot Award, given to a supervisor, reflects the efforts made to support Guardsmen and Reservists through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. Sherlock McDougald, Shaw’s Assistant Director for Financial Aid, nominated King for the award. During the presentation, McDougald mentioned that as a U.S. Army Reservist, he was deeply thankful for the assistance and support he has received from King as his supervisor, and her willingness to understand the demands of a Reservist.

In addition, Shaw University was recognized for its support of the Guard and Reserve for "providing managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve."

ESGR is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws and resolves employer conflicts between the service members and their employers.