Imperial Student Receives Several Awards

Rebecca Quintero, a senior at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., received the Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 23. She is the daughter of Frank and Debra Quintero of Imperial, Mo.


At the Academic Convocation the same day, she was named the Distinguished Scholar in Communications. She also has been named to the 2003 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”


Quintero will graduate May 10 with a bachelor of science degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.


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.


Distinguished Scholar Awards are 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.


By her listing in “Who’s Who,” Quintero 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.


Quintero was honored for her involvement in numerous campus organizations and service projects, including University Ambassadors, Campus Crusade for Christ servant team, varsity softball and Alpha Chi Omega sorority.


She has been the head community advisor of Allen Hall and Camden Point Hall and she has worked as a staff writer in the University Relations department. She also was a media relations assistant for Missouri River Otters professional hockey team in St. Louis.

Among her honors and awards are the Communications Division Portfolio Award for Expression and Creativity, the Presidential Scholarship, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honorary and consistent appearance on the Dean’s List.