Sarah Maxwell of Crofton, Md., a senior in social work at William Woods University, received Cockrell Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 17. She is the daughter of Mary Sue Gomez of Crofton and Kevin Maxwell of Bowie.
The award is presented to the graduating senior who has participated in a variety of campus activities, serving as an officer or chair, and who has held membership in honorary groups. The student must exemplify outstanding campus citizenship, contribute to society, exhibit loyalty to the university and its policies and have a genuine regard for others in personal relationships.
Maxwell has also been named to the 2002 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” She was one of eight William Woods University students selected as national outstanding campus leaders.
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.
Maxwell 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.
Maxwell’s involvement in numerous aspects of campus life includes Fellowship of Campus Christians, Students for Social Work and the Hunter/Jumper Show Team. She served as a Community Advisor and was actively involved in numerous honorary societies, including Alpha Chi, Phi Alpha and Alpha Mu Gamma, for which she served as vice president.
In addition, she has participated in the CROP Walk for Hunger and while studying abroad in Ecuador, she volunteered at a local orphanage. Her plan is to pursue a master’s degree in social work at the University of Pittsburgh.