Cecilia Paquette, a senior at William Woods University (WWU) and resident of Clermont, Florida, was honored with two prestigious awards from the university during the William Woods Academic Honors Convocation and Co-Curricular Banquet on April 27. At the end of each academic year, WWU recognizes a select group of graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in academic, co-curricular and service projects during their time at the university.
Paquette, who graduated on April 28 with a degree in Communications, received the OWL Achievement and McNutt Awards from the university.
Recipients of the OWL Achievement Award are selected for their Outstanding Wisdom and Leadership while a student at William Woods. To be eligible, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.4 and have submitted a resume and list of campus activities for review. Criteria includes the student’s scholarship ability; participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities; citizenship; service the William Woods University and the community and potential for future achievement.
The McNutt Award is presented to the graduating senior whose consistency of purpose and selfless devotion to service were contributed without consideration of award and who best exemplifies the spirit and qualities of Amy Shelton McNutt, an alumna of William Woods University in whose honor the award was named.
Active on campus, Paquette work experience during her time at WWU has included as a Community Advisor, intern in the university’s Marketing and Communications Department and Freshman Advantage Mentor. She has also been a member of the President’s Twenty, an elite group of undergraduate students that serve in an advisory role to the president of the university; Peer Educators; Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity and vice president of campus affairs for Alpha Phi sorority.