Claire Thibodaux of Wildwood, Missouri, recently received the prestigious Cockrell Award at William Woods University.
The Cockrell Award is presented to the graduating senior who has participated in a variety of campus activities, serving as an officer or chair and who has held membership in honorary groups. The student must exemplify outstanding campus citizenship, contribute to society, exhibit loyalty to the university and its policies and have a genuine regard for others in personal relationships.
Thibodaux graduated in December of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration, with a concentration in management information systems and a minor in Spanish.
She was selected for the 2014 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,” based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
Thibodaux was actively involved on campus and served as chapter president, vice president of finance and Panhellenic delegate for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. She was the Student Assembly finance chair and vice president of programming for Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. She was Campus Activities Board president, treasurer of President’s Twenty and senior representative for Student Alumni Council.
She also was a member of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success, and Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society. Thibodaux was awarded the Outstanding Freshman and Outstanding Sophomore awards.
While in college, she interned at RubinBrown and 1canoe2. She also volunteered at the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV), the Fulton Nursing Home and Gambril Gardens Nursing Home.