Lynne Riedemann, a senior in elementary education at William Woods University, received the McNutt Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 21. At the Academic Convocation earlier the same day, Riedemann was named the 2004 Distinguished Scholar in Elementary Education.
The daughter of David and Elizabeth Riedemann of St. Peters, she also has been named to the 2004 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.
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.
Riedemann 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 her listing in “Who’s Who,” Riedemann 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.
Riedemann is active on the William Woods campus, where she participates in President’s Twenty, University Ambassadors, Leader Scholars and Recreational Outdoor Club. She also is involved with Lutheran Student Fellowship on the local, regional and national levels, currently serving as national vice president.
She is majoring in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood education. In addition, she is obtaining minors in history and American Sign Language interpreting.
During her time at William Woods, she has been on the Dean’s List consistently and was chosen for Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.