Robertsons to receive SoCon service award

Elon trustee Jeanne Robertson and her husband, Jerry, will receive the Southern Conference Distinguished Service Award for their exemplary leadership and support of the Phoenix athletics program. The award will be presented during the SoCon Honors Dinner on May 30 in Hilton Head, SC. During the the event, the conference recognizes Distinguished Service Award winners from each member institution, as well as outstanding student-athletes.

The Robertsons are long-time supporters of Elon's athletics programs and the Phoenix Club. They made a major gift to fund construction of Dr. Alan and Norma White Field at Belk Track on campus, and also made a generous gift to name the Alan J. White Bell Tower at the North Athletics complex.

Jeanne Robertson is a nationally known professional speaker and humorist, averaging 90-100 presentations to corporations and associations around the world each year. She has been recognized by her peers with every top honor and designation, and was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 1981.

The Robertsons' son, Bailey "Beaver" Bowline, is a 1989 Elon graduate.