Bill Rogers, a former Liberian student and track athlete, continues to fly the Liberian flag very high away from home, in an outstanding and exceptional manner.
The former track athlete, who is very passionate, focused, and committed to changing the dynamics, and to ensure the image of Liberia is well projected, is now an instructor of Kinesiology at Huston-Tillotson University in the United States of America.
Rogers, who holds a master’s degree in education, continues to make an impact on the global stage.
Due to his skills, leadership ability, and brilliant performances over the years, he was awarded the best professor at Huston-Tillotson University in the USA.
According to the university, through a proclamation designating Amb. Bill Rogers as Honorary Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia on behalf of Huston-Tillotson University, his recent representation of the university to Liberia during the inauguration ceremony of President Joseph Boakai, was exceptional.
Rogers, the university indicated, represented them with excellence and pride as he eloquently articulated the university’s goodwill for President Boakai and all of the people of the West African Country known as “Little America”.
The proclamation furthered that Rogers demonstrates an exceptional commitment to enhancing HT’s global presence, adding that his passion for education and cross-cultural understanding has not only elevated the university’s reputation, but has forged meaningful connections in Liberia.
“He embodies the spirit of academic excellence and the fostering of international collaboration,” the proclamation noted.
With pride and heartfelt satisfaction and humility, and under the signature of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Huston-Tillotson University, Melva K. Wallace, proclaimed that Amb. Bill Rogers has earned the distinction of Honorary Ambassador to The Republic of Liberia, on behalf of Huston-Tillotson University.
In an exciting mood via mobile, he described the honor and distinct recognition as astonishing, very rewarding, and worth appreciating.
He believes that more Liberians can do the same, once given the chance and opportunity to explore.
“Whatever I do, I do it to the best of my ability, void of eye service,” he said.
According to him, his work over the period has now paid off for him, adding that his honor is a well-deserved one, void of friendship or favoritism, but based upon merit, including his good relationship with students, as well as professionalism which he has exhibited over the period.
Narrating further, he emphasized that he has been committed to his plan in the classroom, naming fairness, consistency, and transparency, which have helped reach him thus far.
“I have good classroom management; I respect my students and they give me the full cooperation and respect as well,” the happy honoree and Liberian educator stated.
He pointed out that the recognition is a pride for Liberia and the African continent.
Additionally, Rogers hailed the President of Huston-Tillotson University, Melva K. Wallace, for helping to discover his talent, believing in him, and for exposing him to the global village.
“I am willing to do more, I am so empowered, I have the strength and courage to forge ahead unto bigger goals, I am humble, and let this award be seen as a symbol of power to every child on the continent, stressing that they are great,” he said.
Rogers used the occasion to encourage young people in Liberia, and on the continent, not to be discouraged, but to believe that education is the way forward.
“Remain focused and keep doing what you are doing and your talent will be scouted to the world, like me today,” he inspired the future leaders on the continent of Africa.
“Tears dropped from my eyes when I received the honors, especially reflecting on my sad past,” he noted.
The Huston-Tillotson University instructor also won numerous certificates from the Justice Department in the United States of America for managing young people properly.
He explained that it is a gift and a call to duty and he is using it wisely with his passion to help inspire, empower, and motivate more young people.
Bill hopes that Liberia will rise and rebrand through education.
“To the young people, I encourage you to keep the hope alive and have the courage that you can make it to shape the future of your country. Never settle for less, rather, believe in your talents and gifts; remember, no movement, no improvement, and never allow your talent and opportunity to be wasted,” he further urged the youthful population of Liberia, and Africa as a whole.