Chatham Resident Named Outstanding at William Woods University

Sarah Chatham, of Chatham, Ill., a junior at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., received a Student Alumni Council Outstanding Junior Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 18.

She is the daughter of Gary Chatham of St. Louis, Mo., and Julie Chatham of Chatham, Ill.

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.

Chatham has been assistant recruitment/continuous open bid chair, risk management vice president, chaplain, historian and warden for Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is also a member of Order of Omega Greek honor society.
She has been Student Alumni Council sophomore and junior class president, University Ambassadors secretary and newspaper photography editor. She has been involved with WWU theatre, dance team, Dance Ovations Dance Company and Campus Crusade for Christ. She served as executive director of WWU’s Cancer Awareness Week and is a Relay for Life participant.

She received an Outstanding Sophomore Award last year and is also on the Dean’s List. She also earned a visual arts performance award for expression and creativity.

Her community service involvement includes being a summer Sunday school teacher, Up ‘Til Dawn fund raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Little Brother/Little Sister mentor, arts and crafts teacher for vacation bible school, various group camp mission trips, teddy bear drives, cereal drives, school supply drives and various other philanthropic activities.