Lynn Frydrych, the daughter of Todd and Pamela Frydrych of Butternut, Wis., and a senior American sign language interpreting major at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., received several prestigious awards at WWU April 18.
She was awarded the Faculty Award during the academic convocation and she received the President’s Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet. She was also named to the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” and received a Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award.
The Faculty Award is given to the graduate magna cum laude or summa cum laude “who, in the estimation of the faculty of William Woods, has shown exemplary devotion and commitment to the life of the mind.”
The President’s Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made unusual and outstanding contributions to the university during his or her undergraduate years. The recipient of the President’s Award must display sound academic accomplishments and demonstrate characteristics of loyalty, service and devotion to William Woods University, as well as extensive participation in campus activities and evidence of personal leadership.
Frydrych 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,” Frydrych 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.
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.
Frydrych has taken numerous leadership roles while a student at William Woods University. She has been president of her class for three years, a head Community Advisor and an officer/leader in President’s Twenty, Campus Activities Board, Campus Integration Group, Campus Crusade for Christ, University Ambassadors, Student Alumni Council, Hands-Up Club, Campus Standards Board, Chi Omega and Leaders Scholars.
Beyond WWU, she has been a volunteer at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and at the Missouri School for the Deaf, as well as organizing projects for many other needs in the Fulton community.