Zachary Hurst of Jefferson City, Mo., is the recipient of a scholarship from Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of his accomplishments at William Woods University. Hurst is a junior at William Woods and the son of Daniel and Jeannie Hurst.
Hurst received the $2,700 UPS Scholars Program Award, given to students who are deemed outstanding by their college because of their activities and achievements.
He has been involved in men’s soccer, Campus Standards Board, Greek Council and President’s Twenty. He is external vice president of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity and the head community advisor of Booth Hall. He participates in the LEAD program and intramurals on campus and was recently initiated in two honor societies, Omicron Delta Kappa, a service honorary, and Order of Omega, a Greek honorary.
Hurst also has supported and participated in multiple philanthropies, including the Jimmy-V Foundation, American Heart Association, Make a Wish Foundation, Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence and Service for Sight.
Hurst says that being a member of the men’s soccer program and Pi Kappa Alpha has taught him a lot about how to give back to the community. He helps run a youth soccer camp, chaperones multiple YMCA youth dances with the men’s soccer team, participates in highway cleanup, moves materials and cleans up Faith Maternity Center, works with the WWU blood drive, and helped with a poverty simulation for the community.
He has received numerous awards at William Woods University, including Greek New Member of the Year, Outstanding Student (freshman, sophomore and junior years) and two NAIA Academic All-Conference Awards.