Hayden receives major awards at WWU

Sarah Hayden of Farmington, Mo., received several major
awards, including the Cockrell Award, at William Woods University last month.

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.
 
Hayden was also selected for the 2012 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.
 
In addition, Hayden was named a Distinguished Scholar in
Equestrian Science. Distinguished Scholar awards are designated to one
graduating senior by the faculty of various disciplines at William Woods each
spring. A minimum grade point average of 3.4 is required, but the faculty may
consider other relevant academic factors and variables in the selection
process.
 
Hayden has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her college
career, while remaining involved in Sigma Tau Delta literary honor society and
Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society.