Ogg, Virgin graduate from WestStar program
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:31 pm
The Press 6.22.10 Jerald Ogg and Barbara Virgin recently were honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by UT Martin.
UT Martin’s WestStar program, created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants, now has more than 580 graduates.
Ogg is the vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
He is a member of the Weakley County Advisory Board for Lifeline Blood Services. He previously served as president of the Martin Parent-Teacher Organization and coached 16 girls softball teams over a 12-year period.
On June 30, 2009, Ogg retired with the rank of colonel from the U.S. Air Force, where he was an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He has received the UT National Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award and the UT Martin Outstanding Educator Award along with several honors from the U.S. Air Force.
Virgin is the executive director of the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce.
She is chairman of the education advisory committee and involved with the Weakley County Reading Railroad. Some of Virgin’s honors include certification and charter membership in the West Tennessee Master Gardner program and completion of Leadership Obion County program.