Nevada Resident Wins Major Awards at WWU

Emily McNutt-TeepeEmily Teepe of Nevada, Mo., was awarded the Amy Shelton McNutt Award at William Woods University’s academic convocation and co-curricular honors banquet, April 20.


Teepe is the daughter of Clarisse Teepe-Fryrear. A recent WWU graduate, she majored in biology and educational studies with a minor in chemistry.


The McNutt Award is given to the graduate whose consistency of purpose and selfless devotion to service were contributed without thought of reward and who best exemplifies the spirit and qualities of Amy Shelton McNutt, an alumna of William Woods in whose honor the award was named.


Teepe was also one of eight William Woods University students selected for Who’s Who, based on being 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.


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.


Teepe is a member of Chi Omega sorority and has served as chapter president and standards of personnel chair. She received the Chi Omega Academic Excellence Award.


She has been historian for Beta Beta Beta biology honorary, vice president and secretary of Biology Club, secretary of Order of Omega Greek honorary, and a member of Kappa Delta Pi education honorary, Student Alumni Council, Philanthropic Educational Organization, Pre-Vet Club, EDU Owls and Pre-Med Club.


She has volunteered with Up ’Till Dawn for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Relay for Life, Kingdom Christian Academy, Cub Creek Science Camp, Special Olympics and Make-A-Wish Foundation.


She was awarded the Outstanding Student Award as a freshman and junior and received the Order of Omega Award for service, character, scholarship and leadership in Greek life.