Del Norte English professor Ruthe Rhodes has received the Kathryn G. Smith Leadership Award from College of the Redwoods, according to a press release received Friday.

Rhodes, who has been teaching at CR since 2005, was honored at a convocation ceremony on Aug. 24. CR also recognized professor Sean Thomas, associate faculty member Stuart Altschuler and warehouse delivery driver and custodian Kevin Crotty.

CR recognized Rhodes’ student-centered leadership and commitment to collaboration while facilitating the college’s Basic Skills project. The award is given to an individual employee or group of employees who “embody both the letter and spirit of leadership excellence within the CR community,” according to the release.