Coleman Receives Several Awards

Nick Coleman of Salem, Ark., a senior at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., received the Cockrell Award and the Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 23.


Coleman has also been named to the 2003 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”


The son of Mel and Debbie Coleman, he will graduate May 10 with a bachelor of arts in political/legal studies and a minor in business administration.


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.


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. Coleman was previously honored as an Outstanding Sophomore and Outstanding Junior.


Coleman was one of six 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.


He 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 Who’s Who directory since it was first published in 1934.

Coleman’s involvement in numerous aspects of campus and community life includes: President’s 20 co-chair; Phi Gamma Delta Founding Father, recording secretary and president; golf team captain; University Ambassadors; the President’s fraternity selection and implementation committee; Little Brother Little Sister program; YMCA youth basketball camp and youth football camp.


He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law organization and mock trial team. The team won the national championship in 2002 and he was recognized as part of the Outstanding Defense Team. He also was part of the American Mock Trial Association Top 20 Team.


Coleman was on the Dean’s List every semester and was chosen as an All American Scholar and as a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society. He participated in the university’s Mentor-Mentee Project, which allows a student to work closely with a professor on a research project.


He also was a recipient of the Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship, Phi Gamma Delta AAA Scholarship and Phi Gamma Delta Foundation Scholarship.