Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rotarians Of The Year Named

C. Pat Bagley, Tennessee Tech University dean of the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences, has been named co-Rotarian of the Year by the Cookeville Rotary Club. Also named to the honor is Brad Davis, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Cookeville. The awards were announced at the recent Rotary Gala held at the Leslie Town Centre. The awards, presented annually by the 145-member Cookeville Rotary Club, are given to one or two Rotarians who have gone above and beyond expectations. In January with a group of 21 students and faculty members from TTU, Bagley toured a boys’ orphanage in Puebla, Mexico, and helped raise more than $700 to support the orphans. He also provided leadership for a Group Study Exchange Rotary group from Pakistan, which visited Cookeville in April, and was involved an international grant to provide adults in Bolivia books and teachers to promote adult literacy. Davis provided leadership to initiate the first Rotary Club Soccer Tournament in Cookeville this year, attended by 50 soccer teams, some as far away as Memphis.