April 6, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Shawnee State University Distinguished
Service Award Luncheon to Take Place
Shawnee State University will be holding its 2010
Distinguished Service Award luncheon on Friday, April 16,
from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Vern
Riffe Center for the Arts.
This year the Distinguished Service Award will be awarded to
SSU Women’s Basketball Coach Robin Hagen Smith.
This year’s award will be the sixth ceremony over the years.
Hagen-Smith is in her twenty-seventh year as Women's Head
Basketball Coach at SSU with an overall record of 611-180.
She is ranked as the fifth National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletes all-time winning active coach and
the ninth overall winning coach ever in the NAIA.
“We have many wonderful people on our campus who have worked
diligently and done very important things to support and
encourage women,” Roberta Milliken, director of the Women’s
Center at SSU said. “This award is our way of paying tribute
to them and thanking them for their efforts.”
The luncheon was originally scheduled for Thursday, March
18, but was rescheduled because of the SSU Women’s
basketball team returning from the NAIA national tournaments
in Sioux City, Iowa, that same week.