Andrea Rosser, a senior at William Woods University, has won several top awards for academic and co-curricular achievements. The daughter of Glenn and Brenda Rosser of Foristell, Mo., she is a political/legal studies major with an English minor.
Rosser was named the Outstanding Woman of the Year at the all-Greek banquet April 17. A member of Alpha Chi Omega, she was nominated by her chapter president on the basis of her contributions to her chapter and the Greek community at WWU, portraying a positive image of fraternity life, and embodying the ethics and values of the fraternity community as a whole.
She was also named the Distinguished Scholar in Juvenile Justice at the university’s academic convocation April 20. To be a Distinguished Scholar at William Woods, a graduating senior must be selected by the faculty of a particular discipline. A minimum grade point average of 3.4 is required.
At the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 20, Rosser received a Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award. 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.
In addition, she has been named to the 2005 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Rosser 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,” Rosser 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.
Rosser’s involvement on the William Woods campus includes being a University Ambassador, Orientation Assistant/Peer Mentor and Freshman Advantage Mentor. She has been a member of President’s Twenty and Student Assembly chairperson for student affairs and organizations.
She served as vice president of education and vice president of chapter relations and standards for Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is the student representative on the CARD-V (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) executive board. She organized and coordinated “Take Back the Night” events to raise awareness about domestic violence and self protection.
Rosser has been treasurer and vice president of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law organization, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta National Mock Trial championship team. She also is a member of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association.
She helped establish “Up ’til Dawn,” a WWU student organization raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and chaired corporate financing.
In addition, Rosser has earned numerous honors as a WWU student. She is on the National Dean’s List and WWU Dean’s List and is a member of Alpha Chi Academic Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary and Order of Omega Greek Honorary.