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Alumni Spotlight October 2015

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Lee Ward

Dr. Lee Ward '79 & M'83

BS - Biology
Henson School
MED - Seidel School

MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY: Biology

CURRENT EMPLOYER: James Madison University

CURRENT OCCUPATION: Faculty/Administration

DESCRIBE YOUR CAREER PATH:
I have spent thirty-three years in higher education, with stops in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia, at both public and private institutions, in a variety of positions including: Intercollegiate Athletics (coaching baseball) Student Affairs Administration (first year programs, career services, recreation, service-learning, health services) Teaching (science and technology studies). Currently, I am professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Director of the University Health Center at James Madison University.                  

MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED WHILE ATTENDING SALISBURY UNIVERSITY:
If I didn't take my own life seriously, I couldn't expect anyone else to take me seriously. Unfortunately, it took me most of four years to figure that out - but I eventually did with the help of philosophy professor and accidental mentor, Dr. Fran Kane.

WHAT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES/ORGANIZATIONS WERE YOU INVOLVED WITH?
Baseball, Alpha Omega Biology Club and The Flyer.

BEST COLLEGE MEMORY:
Field experiences with biology professors Tom Jones, Charley Wingo and Harry Womack. Spending all my time (and some when I should have been in class) at the Salisbury Zoo contemplating the meaning of it all.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SALISBURY UNIVERSITY?
To play baseball under Deane Deshon.

IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE SALISBURY UNIVERSITY IN THREE WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE AND WHY?
Welcoming. Flexible. Opportunity. I always felt like the university (back then, the college) was home to me; it was the place where people understood and accepted me. I always believed that faculty and staff at the college would find a way to help me, even if that way was different or untested. And on reflection, I realized that the college gave me many opportunities to grow, some that I capitalized on, and some that I didn't.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT AND WHY?
Sunset Beach, NC. It is a favorite because it is quiet, private, isolated, calming, serene - and it lacks the bars, tattoo parlors, amusement parks, gas stations, liquor stores, and traffic that tend to disrupt those characteristics.

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Married 34 years now, to Carroll Hall Ward and having two wonderfully bright, talented, caring and passionate children.

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I love horses and I have ridden at stops around the world, including on the Tibetan Plateau in China, in the central Highlands of Scotland, and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

HOBBIES/OTHER INTERESTS:
My hobbies are playing fantasy baseball, playing golf, and reading the best crime fiction. My interest is my research and writing on how college and universities can enhance the educational experiences of low-income and first generation college students through high impact practices such as learning communities, study abroad and capstone experiences.

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