Joshua Potter of Fulton, a senior at William Woods University, received a Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 19.
The son of Joe and Kathy Potter, he also has been named to the 2006 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” and was chosen as the 2006 Distinguished Scholar in graphic design.
The faculty of various disciplines at William Woods have the opportunity each spring to designate one graduating senior as a Distinguished Scholar. 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.
The Outstanding Student Awards are the only awards at William Woods University bestowed on students by the nomination and vote of other students. Nominees must demonstrate academic achievement, campus and community involvement and leadership.
Potter was one of 12 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,” Potter 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.
Potter is president of Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society and vice president of University Ambassadors. He is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Jesters, Writer’s Ink and Student Alumni Council. He created and organized the Inklings Film Festival at WWU, and has had numerous roles in school plays. He has two specialty shows on the school’s radio station and is working on a Medieval Film.