Fowlkes Receives Jean Barbee Hale Award
Business Operations Director Rankin Fowlkes was named the recipient of the 2022 Jean Barbee Hale Award for Outstanding Service during a luncheon Wednesday, May 25. The award is given each year to one staff member who exhibits the same qualities and spirit of Jean Barbee Hale - outstanding loyalty, responsibility, dedication, and commitment to excellence in service to the school.
Hale’s husband, Ben, established the award in 1998 to honor his wife’s 24 years of service. The Hale’s son, Steve Hale ’84, his wife, Karen, and their daughters, Lauren Goff and Lindsay Hale, were in attendance to celebrate the event.
“The recipient of the Jean Barbee Hale award of 2022 has provided exceptional leadership in financial matters,” Headmaster Pete Sanders said. “(Fowlkes) also teaches Economics, Principles of Management, and has also been a coach at the school. He’s a behind the scenes guy who keeps us on track financially and helps make business matters understandable. He works in school administration but also with our discerning trustees. There is a lot that he does that keeps our culture going behind the scenes.”