|Roberts Given ASU’s Jack Branch Award|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Friday, 08 May 2009 07:40|
The senior associate director for Appalachian State University’s Learning Assistance Program, Jean Roberts, received the Jackson A. Branch Award for her service and support to Mountaineer student-athlete teams.
Linda Coutant of ASU’s news department said Roberts also serves as the director of academic services for student-athletes.
The award was created in honor of Jack Branch’s many years backing Appalachian athletics.
Branch earned a master’s degree from Appalachian in 1956 and has served as a member of the Alumni Council and the Yosef Club Advisory Board.
The road off of Stadium Drive on ASU’s campus that runs by Owen’s Field House is named Jack Branch Drive in honor of Branch’s service.
Roberts has worked with the university of 25 years and in her current role, she helps students prioritize academics by providing a support system and advises student-athletes in career and personal counseling.
The proof of Roberts’ work is in the pudding as several ASU athletic teams including football, men’s basketball, women’s cross country, and women’s field hockey, scored better than 80 percent of other universities’ athletic programs nationwide in the newly released NCAA Academic Progress Rates.
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