Emory Report
March 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 22



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March 2
, 2009
Oxford’s McQuaide is first DAR STAR

By Leslie king

Oxford College sociology professor Mike McQuaide was presented with the first Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) STAR award on Feb. 17.

McQuaide received the award, an etched crystal star, for his continued support of the work in development. It was presented by Kevin Smyrl, Oxford’s assistant dean of development, who praised McQuaide’s “outstanding service in bridging relationships among faculty, staff, students and alumni, and in supporting the events and programs of DAR through his positive influence, his financial contributions, his leadership and volunteer spirit.”

McQuaide says he had “no earthly idea” the award was coming but was “really, really tickled” about it.

He noted that Oxford’s size and the fact that its student body is still largely drawn from the Southeast puts a lot of alumni within easy reach and makes it easy to “tag along” to speak to groups, adding that it becomes a lot of fun.

“We have the best development and alumni relations team we’ve ever had in place,” he says, noting it is “much more proactive” today.