Thomas Ashworth, Correspondent
The Jacksonville State University School of Business and Industry held an awards ceremony on Friday to present the winner of the Daugette Professorship Award.
The award of “Daugette Endowed Professor of Finance” was awarded to Ben Boozer.
Boozer has been an employee at JSU since 1999, and is currently a professor in the JSU finance department. He has taught the courses business finance, personal financial planning, financial management and advanced topics in finance.
“I am very honored to be selected for the prestigious Daugette Endowed Professor of Finance recognition,” said Boozer. “The Daugette family has a long history of service to Jacksonville State University, with this contribution a testament to their continued support of our students and faculty. It is a privilege for me to serve as a faculty member at JSU and have an opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of others. Our students are the best and I look forward to seeing each student succeed in the classroom and professionally”.
Bill Scroggins, JSU’s head of the Department of Finance, Economic and Accounting, thinks highly of Dr. Boozer, noting how much he brought to Jacksonville State and how much he enjoys his students.
“Ben just works with his students really well,” said Scroggins. “They like him. He’s very well-liked and student-oriented. Ben Boozer is just very well liked, very accommodating, always available and very approachable to everybody, certainly his students. He is a very good recipient of the award.”
Steven McClung, the dean of the School of Business and Industry, discussed the history of the award and what it means to earn it.
“The Daugette Family wanted to name an Endowed Professorship in Finance, so that professor will be chosen once every several years,” said McClung. “Our first winner was Ben Boozer, who has been a professor in our finance department for years. If you look, you may know Colonel Daugette was a president here at JSU for years.”