Roiger honored by State Communicators

Karon Parrish

College Teacher of the Year
Photo courtesy of Jim Roiger
   The Arkansas State Communication Association named Computer Information Systems Dean Jim Roiger as its 2004 Arkansas College Teacher of the Year. Nominated by his peers, Roiger received the award Sept. 11 at North Little Rock's Wyndham Hotel at ASCA's fall convention.

    “It was an honor to present the award to Jim on behalf of our membership,” Chairperson Vicki Thompson said.

   ASCA is composed of communications educators statewide in both secondary and higher education. Thompson said Roiger has been an integral part of the association, and his efforts in developing the organization’s Web site has greatly increased their ability to communicate.

   Roiger began his career with UAM in 1993 as an instructor in Arts and Humanities. He received his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from San Diego State University in 1983, and his master’s degree in 1987 from San Diego State. He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Arizona in 1999.

   Roiger's publications include several conference papers, articles, computer programs and a book. He enjoys motorcycle and automobile racing, photography and writing poems.

   “I am surprised about the award, Roiger said. I try to do my best as a teacher and feel very proud just to have been nominated much less to have received the award.”

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