Morris receives major awards at WWU

Jennifer Morris holds some of the awards she received during the Academic Convocation and Co-Curricular Honors Banquet at William Woods University.
Jennifer Morris holds some of the awards she received during the Academic Convocation and Co-Curricular Honors Banquet at William Woods University.

Jennifer Morris of Overland Park, Kan., received several major awards, including the Cockrell Award, at William Woods University April 23.

The Cockrell 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.

Morris was also one of 16 students selected for the 2014 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” 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,” she 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.

In addition, Morris was named a Distinguished Scholar in Psychology. Distinguished Scholar awards are designated to graduating seniors by the faculty of various disciplines at William Woods each spring. A minimum grade point average of 3.4 is required, but the faculty may consider other relevant academic factors and variables in the selection process.

Morris graduated in December 2013 with a major in psychology and a minor in social work. Active on campus, she was president of her sorority, Alpha Phi, for two terms; and a member of Campus Activities Board and President’s Twenty.

She also was selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership honor society; Order of Omega, Greek honor society; and Psi Chi, psychology honor society.