Jon Hall of Norman, Okla., a senior at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., received the McNutt Award and the Student Alumni Council Outstanding Senior Award at the university’s co-curricular honors banquet, April 17.
During the recent Academic Convocation at William Woods, Hall was named the Distinguished Scholar in Mathematics. He also has been named to the 2002 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall, he will graduate May 4 with a bachelor of science degree in computer information science and mathematics.
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 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.
Distinguished Scholar Awards are bestowed on the graduating senior who demonstrates academic excellence in a particular field of study. Candidates must earn a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.40.
By his listing in “Who’s Who,” Hall 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.
Hall was honored for his involvement in numerous campus organizations and service projects, including Campus Government Association (CGA), Freshman Orientation, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Presidential Lecture Series, University Recreation Division, Summer Conferences, Community Review Board and Student Alumni Council (SAC).
He has worked at WWU as a math and critical thinking tutor, an on-campus computer technician and a community advisor.
He has been active in the Fulton community as a volunteer at the local animal shelter and the promotional video director and editor for the United Way of Callaway County. In Norman, he was president of the First Christian Church Youth Groups.
In presenting the McNutt Award, Mike Wills, director of residential life at William Woods, said, “Anytime superior technical intellect and expertise is needed, when creativity, excellent problem solving skills and absolute dependability are required, one student consistently appears at the top of everyone’s A-List. . .Jonathan Hall.”