Bowling Green Resident Named to Who’s Who

Bradley Dempsey, Bowling Green, Mo., a senior at William Woods University, has been named to the 2008 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

The son of Melvin Dempsey and Karen Hale, both of Bowling Green, he is majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism.

Dempsey 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,” Dempsey 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.

Preparing to be a journalist, he has been the co-managing editor, writer and layout director for the school newspaper, Echoes, since 2005, and served as the public relations chair for Up ‘til Dawn in 2007. He is also a student writer for the WWU University Relations office.

He was elected to Order of Omega national Greek honor society, as well as Most Outstanding Member of his fraternity chapter, Phi Gamma Delta. Also in 2007, he was named Most Dedicated Writer of Echoes, and was selected as a member of the National Honor Society.

As a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he has been community service chair, corresponding secretary and historian. In the community, Dempsey has been a flag football coach for the YMCA, and occasionally volunteered at his church.