Dr. Gail Streete Receives Jameson M. Jones Award


Publication Date: 8/29/2008

(l-r) William E. Troutt, Gail Streete, Michael Drompp

Dr. Gail Streete, the W. J. Millard Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, is the 2008 recipient of the Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service. The award, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community, was presented during the college’s Opening Convocation August 27 which marked the opening of the college’s 160th academic year.

The award received its name in 2005 in honor of Dr. Jameson M. Jones, a member of the Rhodes Class of 1936 who served as professor of moral philosophy and dean of the college from 1955 to 1971. Jones passed away on August 25. 

“Professor Gail Streete perfectly embodies the kind of intellectual leadership and faculty commitment to service that were so important to Dr. Jameson Jones,” said Dr. Michael Drompp, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who presented the award.

At Rhodes, Streete is chair of the Religious Studies Department where she has taught since 1990. Her areas of service include leading various faculty committees and academic programs as well as participating in diversity training, study abroad programming and various forms of community engagement. 

“She has chaired the Tenure and Promotion Committee. She served on and chaired the Educational Development Committee during the college’s development of a new curriculum,” said Drompp.  “She also has modeled campus citizenship through her work with the NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute) and Safe Zones programs.”

Nomination letters speak of her long and distinguished service record at Rhodes.  In addition, Streete has worked beyond the campus in the area of domestic violence awareness.