Date: May 15, 2012
SUBJECT: C OF O MUSIC PROFESSOR LYNDA JESSE RECEIVES PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
By: Morgan Sowell
Associate Professor of Music Lynda Jesse received “The Mildred Letton Wittick Professional Achievement Award” at the 106th Commencement at College of the Ozarks on May 12.
“Ms. Jesse has served the College tirelessly and effectively for over 30 years. She has brought consistency and excellence to our vocal music programs and impacted countless numbers of students,” said Dean of the College Dr. Eric Bolger.
“The Mildred Letton Wittick Professional Achievement Award” honors faculty members for their outstanding professional accomplishments, which may include research, publications, performance, creative productions, and various kinds of service.
Lynda Jesse came to College of the Ozarks in 1975, and for the last 33 years, has assisted in the growth of the Music Department. She has directed the chorale at College of the Ozarks for nearly 30 years.
“Students who sing in the Chorale are exposed to challenging literature which enable them to participate in any university and pre-professional organization because they have learned to understand the various styles of the repertoire, techniques of singing in a top quality ensemble, and the ability to express their God-given talents to reach others through choral artistry,” said Jesse.