Bennett wins McNutt Award

Krystal Bennett, a senior at William Woods University, received the McNutt Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 20.

Bennett also received a Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award at the banquet. The Outstanding Student Awards are the only awards at William Woods University bestowed on students by the nomination and vote of other students. Nominees must demonstrate academic achievement, campus and community involvement and leadership.

The daughter of Clifton and Janet Bennett of Couch, Mo., she also has been named to the 2005 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

The McNutt award is given to the graduate whose consistency of purpose and selfless devotion to service were contributed without thought of reward and who best exemplifies the spirit and qualities of Amy Shelton McNutt, an alumna of William Woods in whose honor the award was named.

Bennett was one of 13 William Woods University students selected for Who’s Who, based on being an outstanding campus leader. A campus nominating committee and editors of the annual directory chose the students based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

By being listed in “Who’s Who,” Bennett joins an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states. Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.

Bennett is involved in a number of campus activities. She is president of University Ambassadors and co-chair of President’s Twenty. She also is external director for Up ’til Dawn, a student organization raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

She is president of Phi Alpha Theta history honorary and vice president of Kappa Delta Pi education honorary. She was secretary of R.O.C., fundraising chair for Campus Crusade for Christ, president of Leader Scholars and Community Advisor for Allen Hall.

Bennett held an internship with the Department of Natural Resources at the Missouri National Guard Museum and the Missouri State Capital Museum.