O’Fallon Resident Named to Who’s Who

Jessica Gabrian of O’Fallon, Mo., a senior at William Woods University, has been named to the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

The daughter of Bruce and Cheryl Gabrian, she is majoring in American Sign Language interpreting.

Gabrian was one of 13 William Woods University students selected for Who’s Who, based on being an outstanding campus leader. 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,” Gabrian 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.

Gabrian has been involved in numerous campus activities. A member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, she has served as vice president and president. She has been a student mentor and assistant director of Freshman Advantage and she has been president of the Hands Up Club for interpreting majors.

She served on the Student Alumni Council for two years as a class representative. She has been a member of Campus Activities Board, Up ‘Til Dawn for St. Jude Hospital and Order of Omega Greek honor society. She has been a member of the women’s volleyball team, serving as co-captain and coordinator of Champions of Character.
Gabrian is the founder and chair of R Cubed, a campus recycling club, and she was the recipient of a $1,000 NAEM Environmental Scholarship. Her volunteer activities include Fulton Day of Caring, Garrett Animal Shelter, STARS After School Program and CARDV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence).