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Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez (AR '91)



Lee High School
Marianna, AR

At the time of the Award, Michael Rodriguez was:

Lee High School
Marianna, AR

Biographical Information

Michael Rodriguez is a counselor at Lee Senior High School in Marianna. Owing to the school's location in the economically depressed Mississippi River Delta region, students are often faced with the temptation and/or need to drop out of school and go to work, and Mr. Rodriguez's concerned counseling has often made the difference in their decisions to stay in school. He recently won a grant that made it possible to expose students to a variety of career opportunities through the use of posters, videotapes and guest speakers. He also established the Alumni Hall of Fame, in which successful alumni are recognized through bulletin board notices and assemblies. He conducts workshops for coworkers as well as individual and group counseling sessions for students.

Personal Message

My work as a high school counselor for 42 years has partially prepared me for retirement and an opportunity to continue to make a difference in the lives of those I love. My educator awards are in the past but the difference they have made in my life continue to this day. I am eternally grateful.

Additional Information


1970 University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, B.A.

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