April 2, 2018 – Mrs. Janice Pendergrass, director of advancement at Bryan College, was honored Monday, March 26 with the award for Ambassador of the Year. The award was presented at the 2018 Dayton Chamber of Commerce banquet.
The award recognizes the dedication and outstanding contribution Mrs. Pendergrass made to the revitalization of the Leadership Rhea County program. Mrs. Anna Johnson, who presented the award, said Mrs. Pendergrass “spent countless hours creating a schedule, making phone calls, making personal visits, planning a budget and much more. It was her commitment to this project that made it a success.”
Bryan College has long known of Mrs. Pendergrass’s dedication and kindness. As the director of advancement, she works tirelessly with focus and dedication to ensure that events and projects exceed expectations.
“Janice Pendergrass is well deserving of the Ambassador of the Year award,” said Chuck Baker, vice president of advancement at Bryan College. “We were blessed and excited to see her recognized for her work in the community. As we have come to expect, she led the effort to develop and implement the Leadership Rhea County program for the Chamber with excellence. She is a true role model of commitment, dedication and service and we could not be more proud of her accomplishments.”
Mrs. Pendergrass joined the Dayton Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador in 2016 with the desire to gain a better understanding and knowledge of all that Dayton has to offer and build a network of business professionals with whom to share ideas and projects, and to glean wisdom.
“It is such an honor to be named Ambassador of the Year,” said Mrs. Pendergrass. “It’s my privilege to serve the Dayton Chamber of Commerce as an ambassador. I love Dayton and am proud to call it my hometown.”