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Service, Leadership and Academics Honored at Student Life Awards
Colleen Rice and Timothy Mention won the Mary Mildred Sullivan and Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards.
The award is given annually to students who have given great service to the university and plan to continue that great service after graduation
Colleen Rice, Frank Ardaiolo and Tim Mention
Thelma Williams and Tyler Polomski
James Williamson, Aaron Fountain and Ashlea Weeks
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Music major
and business administration major
captured top honors at the
2013 Winthrop University Student Life Awards
ceremony Wednesday night.
, vice president for student life, presented the awards.
Mary Mildred Sullivan Award
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
. Sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, the two awards are presented annually to students who have given great service to the university and plan to continue service after graduation.
Rice, from Antioch, Calif., will graduate this May with a
Bachelor of Arts in music
and political science with a social sciences minor. Since transferring to Winthrop three years ago, she has been an Orientation leader and peer mentor, and is now staff coordinator on the peer mentor leadership staff. She has participated in
Alternative Spring Break
and served as philanthropy chair for her
Chi Omega Sorority
, where she organized a
Mention, of Hemingway, S.C., will also graduate this May with a
Bachelor of Science in business administration
with a health care management option. He is president of
Kappa Alpha Psi
fraternity, and has led them to award-winning status. Mention has taught leadership skills, manners and respect to high school students through his work with the
Guide Right Program;
MLK Day of Service
Rolling in Rock Hill
; participated in the
; and many other service projects. He is also a member of
The Gentlemen’s League
, as well as worked as an admissions counselor assistant.
American Legion Awards
were given to
, an exercise science major from Easley, S.C., and
, a middle level education major from Rock Hill. The awards are presented annually to graduating students who display outstanding courage, companionship, character, service and scholarship. Polomski has put in hours of volunteer work with MDA Summer Camp,
the Children’s Attention Home
and more, while Williams completed mission trips to the Bahamas, New York, Charleston and Nicaragua, as well as educated the student body through the
Winthrop Wesley Foundation
The James C. and Kimberly Dickens Williamson Leadership Award
is a new award given to two undergraduates who demonstrate campus or community leadership. Hartsville, S.C., sophomore
early childhood education major
and Columbia, S.C.,
junior history major
won the awards. Weeks serves as staff coordinator for the 2013
Orientation Leadership Staff
based on her excellent performance as an Orientation leader; Fountain is involved in the
McNair Scholars Program
, TRiO and
Multicultural Student Council
The Combining Service and Learning Faculty Award
, senior associate to the dean of the
Richard W. Riley College of Education
and project director of
. Johnson was recognized for her outstanding work in preparing Winthrop’s teacher candidates to work in high poverty and rural schools.
was recognized with the
Gloria Godfrey Jones Outstanding Tutor Award
for making history come alive for his fellow students.
The Exemplary Service by an Individual Award
was given to sophomore
, a business administration major from Sumter, S.C., for chartering the 32nd chapter of Special Olympics College.
Additional awards include:
• Newman Civic Fellows Award: Aaron Eichelberger
, a junior economics major from West Columbia, S.C.
•The Multicultural Student Life Award: Katrina Harmon
, a rising senior biology major from Columbia, S.C.
•The Serving Others and Reflecting (SOAR) Award:
, a senior sport management major from Columbia, S.C.
•The Student Safety Award:
Resident assistants from the
Department of Residence Life
• Intern of the Year: Victoria “Tori” Motteler,
a senior Rock Hill business administration major who interned with Maersk Line.
• Student Organization With Exemplary Record of Service: Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
• Exemplary Single Service Project By a Group: Kappa Sigma Fraternity
for its MS Bike Tour, which raised $500 for multiple sclerosis.
• Fred Angerman Quality Staff Award: RaLinda Register,
executive support specialist in the Office of Student Affairs.
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