Catharine (Cat) Douglass of Kansas City, Mo., a senior at William Woods University, has been named to the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
She was also named the Distinguished Scholar in Communications at WWU.
The daughter of Richard and Holly Douglass, she is majoring in Communications with a minor in English.
Douglass was one of 13 William Woods University students selected for Who’s Who, based on being an outstanding campus leader. 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,” Douglass joins and elite group 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.
An Alpha Chi Omega sorority member, Douglass served as the vice president for communications and as the Panhellenic delegate. She has also been the Woods Wire Communications Club secretary, a radio DJ and newspaper writer. She is the president of the Order of Omega Greek Honorary Society and a class representative for the Student Alumni Council. She has been a mentor for Freshman Advantage and PeaceJam.
Her community service involvement includes volunteering as a Young Life Leader for Fulton High School, Up ’Til Dawn fund raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, CARD-V (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) and other philanthropic activities.
She was the named an Outstanding Junior last year and has won awards in 2006 and 2007 for her experimental films. She is also on the Dean’s List.