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Who’s Who Among Students Comes to SC

Josh Ernst

Opinions Editor

Every year eight college students from across the United States are honored to be awarded the Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. This prestigious award goes to students who are leaders on campus. This year, the Springfield College Student Government Association is again taking the lead in the nomination process.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Kaitlin Robinson is heading the Springfield College nominating committee for the second year in a row. Working in conjunction with Carl Stiles, the director of student activities, Robinson and her Academic Affairs committee work to spread the word regarding Who’s Who Among Students. E-mails were sent to all upperclassmen who had high enough grades.

“The ideal qualities of an applicant are people who have a high academic standing, good citizenship with their community and campus [and] volunteer experience with their campus and off campus,” said Robinson. “The acknowledgement of these students is to honor their success and ongoing achievements.”

The applicants are reviewed and selected by a nominating committee led by Robinson and Stiles. All seniors who met the academic standards and filled out an application are being reviewed by this committee. The committee will pick the winners, and they will be announced on Stepping Up Day on April 19. The committee consists of a mix of students and faculty. Who’s Who Among College Students is a well-respected national organization. To be nominated is an honor and is an excellent addition to a resume.

But Robinson believes that the award goes beyond merely getting good grades. The committee is looking for leaders on campus, students who represent the school to the best of their ability.

“This award is very important because this gives the opportunity for all the students who have been involved, worked hard, succeeded many obstacles and still have a high GPA (to be) recognized amongst others,” said Robinson. “This gives the chance for people who do great things in their community and for others unselfishly to be acknowledged for their success.”

Josh Ernst may be reached at jernst@springfieldcollege.edu


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