Rogers named 2006 Centre Associate of the Year
RELEASED: Feb. 2, 2006
DANVILLE, KYExecutive and philanthropist James L. Rogers III was named Centre College's 2006 Associate of the Year at a black-tie gala at Churchill Downs' Jockey Club on Friday, Jan. 27.
Rogers is chief executive officer of The Packers of Indian River, a citrus growing and packing firm located in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Said Richard Trollinger, vice president for College relations, in introducing Rogers for his award: "Jim Rogers gives generously of his time, talent, and resources in serving on the governing boards of two colleges, including Centre, neither of which is his alma mater. A Kentucky native who continues to maintain strong ties to the Commonwealth, especially Muhlenberg County, Jim is one of three trustees of the Lon and Jessie Rogers Educational Trust, which provides more than a half million dollars annually in financial aid to needy and worthy Kentucky students, with preference given to students from Muhlenberg, Ohio and Pike counties. A member of the Centre College board of trustees since 1989, he chairs the Finance Committee, while also serving on several other committees. He plays a vital role in keeping Centre fiscally sound, so that the College can provide a life-shaping education to those bright and highly motivated students who pursue their educational goals at Centre."
Prior to taking over the operation of The Packers of Indian River in 1980, Rogers practiced law in Nashville, Tenn. Rogers holds both B.A. and J.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Indian River Citrus League and the board of trustees of Lindsey Wilson College. He and his wife Mary are members of St. Mark's Anglican Church of Vero Beach, Fla. They have five children, including Centre alumna Elizabeth Rogers Garavaglia, '92.Established in 1990, Centre Associates is a gift recognition society honoring the individuals, foundations, and corporations that have demonstrated a commitment to Centre's mission of offering superior liberal arts education.
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