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Meet Roy Copeland, VSU’s 2020 Presidential Excellence Award for Service Honoree

August 23, 2022
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Pictured are Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of Valdosta Point out University, and Dr. Roy Copeland, professor of company regulation in the Harley Langdale Jr. University of Small business Administration’s Department of Accounting. Copeland is the receiver of the 2022 Presidential Excellence Award for Service.

VALDOSTA — Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of Valdosta Condition College, recently honored Dr. Roy Copeland with the 2022 Presidential Excellence Award for Services.

The Presidential Excellence Award for Company recognizes a college member who has demonstrated a potent and regular commitment to services at VSU and to the neighborhood.

Copeland joined the college of VSU’s Harley Langdale Jr. Higher education of Organization Administration in 2012 and currently serves as a professor of enterprise law in the Department of Accounting, while also maintaining a non-public regulation practice. He earlier taught in the university’s former School of Arts and Sciences.

Copeland enjoys teaching students about health care law and work law. His principal analysis interests are true residence and partition actions, “specifically the effects of those proceedings on heir residence,” he shared.

“I also take pleasure in examining several civil legal rights laws and their affect on the African American local community.”

VSU: Instructing, mentoring, and conducting analysis are now entire-time work opportunities. What motivates you to make time for services?

Copeland: I am motivated by the seen effect that training and mentoring has on pupils. From time to time the instant outcomes are palpable on the other hand, the effect will come later on on when college students have moved on to the qualified planet and forward an e mail indicating that my teaching and/or mentoring experienced an impression on their picked out profession.

VSU: Which assistance roles have permitted you to have the largest influence, and which company roles you are currently serving in this semester?

Copeland: I believe the most impactful roles have been my assistance with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Advancement Authority and 100 Black Males of Valdosta, my role as chairman of the School of Small business Administration’s Ethics Committee, co-founding the Copeland African American Museum, my work on a quantity of mentoring committees, and one-on-1 mentoring relationships with learners. The most impactful roles can be divided concerning the effect on the community local community as a entire and those wherein I have built a discernable variance in the life of young people today. My do the job with the Enhancement Authority and the Copeland African American Museum has in all probability built the greatest effect on the area local community. The mentoring of youthful folks is of equal value, and that affect, in my humble viewpoint, is immeasurable.

VSU: What information do you have for other school who want to make time for services?

Copeland: They ought to uncover the time to provide meaningful support to learners and the community, as the rewards are unlimited.

The Presidential Excellence Award for school is an annual custom at VSU, just one that recognizes the varied talents and contributions of the university’s modern and active faculty. Awards are presented for excellence in training, investigation, service, on line training, and scholarship of teaching and discovering.

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https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/organization/

https://www.valdosta.edu/lecturers/academic-affairs/presidential-excellence-awards.php