Adult Ed doctoral student develops award-winning safety plan

January 31, 2020


Chris Hardman | Professional HeadshotChris Hardman, a doctoral student in Auburn’s Adult Education program was recognized by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall for developing an award-winning school safety plan. Hardman’s fall practicum project was to upgrade Lee-Scott Academy’s (LSA) school safety protocols. Prior to Hardman’s efforts, the school basically did not have a safety plan. Hardman not only developed and implemented the plan and procedures, he also trained the staff.

As a result of his work, Lee-Scott was selected as one of 12 Alabama 2019 Safe School Award winners.  The award was presented to LSA on January 16 by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.  LSA Headmaster Stan Cox directly credited Hardman for his work in developing and implementing the safety plan that allowed LSA to be considered for the award. Winners were selected by a panel of independent judges who reviewed submissions from a total of 124 schools.

“Chris Hardman continues to demonstrate the high standards and skills demanded throughout his doctoral program,” said Jim Witte, coordinator of the Adult Education program. “One of his most valued traits is the ability to transition from the theoretical to the applied domains and produce accurate workable solutions to complex problems. My sincere congratulations for all that he does, and for this outstanding recognition.”

To learn more, see the video of Attorney General Marshall’s presentation.