Blake Hertzberg, a senior at William Woods University, received several awards at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 17. He is a computer and information science major and the son of Steve and Karen Hertzberg of Nevada, Mo.
Hertzberg received the Exemplary Leadership Award, the Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award, the Distinguished Scholar Award in Computer and Information Science and was named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
The Exemplary Leadership Award is given to a student who “challenges the process, inspires a shared vision, enables others to act, models the way and encourages the heart.”
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.
The Distinguished Scholar award is bestowed on the graduating senior who demonstrates academic excellence in a particular field of study. Candidates must earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.40.
Hertzberg was one of eight William Woods University students selected as national outstanding campus leaders and named to the 2002 edition of Who’s Who.
A campus nominating committee and editors of the annual Who’s Who 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.
Hertzberg’s accomplishments while at William Woods include: All-American Scholar, President’s Twenty, Orientation Assistant, Campus Ambassador, Outstanding Freshman and Outstanding Junior, Alpha Chi Honorary member, Leader Scholars member, golf team member, microeconomics consultant, Phi Gamma Delta Founding Father, corresponding secretary and treasurer, Fulton High School multimedia consultant and Bartley Hall senator.