Courtney Yantes, a senior majoring in history at William Woods University, received the McNutt Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 18.
The daughter of Jerry and Nancy Yantes of Plain City, Ohio, she also was proclaimed the Distinguished Scholar in History and has been named to the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
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.
By being listed in “Who’s Who,” Yantes 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.
Yantes was honored for her involvement in campus organizations and service projects. A member and past vice president of Delta Gamma sorority, she has been secretary and treasurer of campus Panhellenic and a community advisor for her residence hall. She has been on the Dean’s List for four years.
Co-leader of Campus Crusade for Christ, she is also leader of Greek Bible Study. She attended the Campus Crusade for Christ Greek Conference twice and was a participant in the San Diego Summer Project and the Russia Summer Project.
She has volunteered her time as a counselor at Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp and as a speaker/coordinator for the Auxvasse Youth Retreat for First Baptist Church in Fulton.