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Dukes Receives Excellence in Advising Award


Mary Dukes, senior lecturer in digital media studies, has been named the winner of Lee University’s 2016 Excellence in Advising Award.

Mary Dukes Named Award Winner
Mary Dukes

The Excellence Awards are the highest honors presented to Lee faculty members. The recipient of the Excellence in Advising Award is chosen by a faculty committee, which reviews a three-year history of student advisor evaluation data as well as other information provided by the nominating department chairs and deans.

“For me, advising is one of the most enjoyable aspects of working with students,” said Dukes. “It provides me the opportunity to spend time with them in a one-on-one setting and truly get to know them--their goals, plans and dreams for the future. I am very grateful for the privilege of working with my students to attain those goals, and I am very honored to be recognized for that interaction.”

Dukes joined the Lee faculty in 1999. She received her Master of Arts in Communication and her Bachelor of Arts as a double major in Radio-Television and Film from the University of Central Florida. She completed additional graduate study in mass communication at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Prior to joining the Lee faculty, Dukes was involved in a diverse professional career in both radio and television broadcasting. Her experiences include work as a radio news director and as a television producer.

Dukes has served as Discipline Coordinator of Digital Media Studies for the past 15 years. In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, she maintains active professional involvement in independent music video and film productions. Dukes also coordinates placing Digital Media students in organizations and corporations in professional internship opportunities.

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