McTaggart Wins Prestigious Faculty Award

Fulton resident Molly McTaggart, a senior at William Woods University, received the prestigious Faculty Award at the university’s academic convocation April 20. McTaggart is the daughter of Debbie Laughlin of Fulton and Olof McTaggart of Mountain View.


The Faculty Award is given to the graduate magna cum laude or summa cum laude “who, in the estimation of the faculty of William Woods, has shown exemplary devotion and commitment to the life of the mind.”


McTaggart also received the Distinguished Scholar Award in accounting.


According to her nomination for the Faculty Award, “Molly is one of those rare students who not only brings knowledge and enthusiasm to a classroom discussion, she is also committed to and very involved in the William Woods University and Fulton communities.”


McTaggart will be graduating in four years with 151 credit hours, a double major in business and accounting, and she will be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam.


Despite all this, she has managed to be involved in all the following activities:


• William Woods University Strategic Planning Committee (the only student representative)


• Academic Honors Program


• Student Alumni Council


• Junior and senior class president


• President’s Twenty (communication chair and treasurer)


• Order of Omega


• Phi Beta Lambda business organization (vice president)


• Student Assembly finance committee


• University Ambassadors


• Academic tutor (accounting, economics and math at WWU; also at Fulton Middle School)


• Alpha Chi Omega (president; vice president for finance; recruitment, relations and judiciary boards; page and voting delegate at national convention)


• Fulton Country Club Women’s Golf Association


• Missouri Special Olympics volunteer


• Callaway Community Hospital volunteer


• Blood Drive volunteer


• Up ’Till Dawn for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital volunteer