Marisa Benthusen Named to Who’s Who

Marisa BenthusenMarisa Benthusen of Raymore, Mo., has been named to the 2011
edition of “Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
Benthusen, an American Sign Language interpreting major, was
one of 14 William Woods University students selected for Who’s Who based on
outstanding campus leadership.
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
By being listed in
“Who’s Who,” Benthusen 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.
Benthusen is the founder and president of the Kindness
Connection. She also has been campus activities cardinal cabinet director for
Chi Omega sorority, public relations chairperson for Up ’Til Dawn for St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital and a member of the women’s volleyball team,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hands Up! Club, Pre-Med Club and Campus
Crusade for Christ.
She has volunteered with the Missouri School for the Deaf,
the campus recycling program, United Way, Relay for Life and Faith Maternity