DeHart Wins Major Awards at WWU

Ann DeHart of Keosauqua, Iowa, received the Cockrell Award at William Woods University’s academic convocation and co-curricular honors banquet April 20.


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.


DeHart was also selected for the 2011 edition of “Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” 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,” she 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.


DeHart has been secretary and committees director of the Tau Theta Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity. Additionally, she has been a committee chair for Chi Omega’s community service committee, a participant in the Gateway Greek Conference, a Panhellenic delegate and vice president of both the Panhellenic and Greek Councils.


She has been the president of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa service honorary, Alpha Chi academic honorary, Student Alumni Council and the Hunter/Jumper Show Team. She was also the vice president of the Pi Phi chapter of Beta Beta Beta biology honor society and the treasurer of the Biology Club.


DeHart was a University Ambassador, head community advisor, phonathon crew member and admissions telecounselor.


Her internships and research include lead researcher of the animal behavior research project in Fulton; research assistant in tick-borne infectious diseases; animal care intern for the Denver Zoological Foundation in Denver, Colo.; student researcher in genomics education project for William Woods, and job shadowing at Versailles Veterinary Clinic in Versailles, Mo.