Thirty seniors from Maryville College will appear in the 2008 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” These students have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.
Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in co-curricular activities and potential for continued success.
They join an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Colombia and several foreign nations.
Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.
Honored during the college’s Leadership Awards Ceremony held April 29, the students were among several peers and campus and community organizations recognized for achievements.
Opportunities for involvement in and leadership of various campus causes is a long-held hallmark of the Maryville College educational experience, which seeks to prepare students for an enriched life as citizens, leaders and educated persons.
“Each year, this annual event follows the Academic Awards ceremony, and it provides another opportunity for the Maryville College community to recognize exceptional students,” said Vice President and Dean of Students Vandy Kemp. “At this particular event, we focus on those students who have demonstrated positive character and who have provided exemplary leadership within our campus community.
“The very first time you step onto the Maryville College campus, you hear much about the importance of leadership in this community as well as the many opportunities available to develop leadership skills both in and out of the classroom,” he said. “Tonight, we gather to recognize those students who have emerged from the Maryville College experience to shine with particular brightness as leaders among their peers.”
Maryville College students named to the 2008 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” include:
Danielle Allen, Megan Burgess, Lauran Canacaris, Jill Copeland, Kati Ferst, Kevin Fowler, Heather Graves, Ian Harman, Julianne Hickman, Amy Hoover, Adam King; Jason Lambert, April Martin, Sarah McPhetridge, Matthew Murrill, Hannah Norris, Hope O’Connor, Lukas Oelfke, Joshua Phillips, Silvia Saray Román González, Rachel Rushworth; Stephen Shankles, Morgan Skyy, Lauren Smalley, Peter Trofatter, Patricia Weaver, Rachael Whaley, Emily Winsauer, Tracie Witherspoon and Jesse Zabal.