Fulton residents Laura Tenney and Tony Turley are among 13 William Woods University students named to the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
Tenney, a December 2006 graduate with majors in social work and English, is the daughter of Byron and Connie Tenney. Turley, the son of Larry and the late Shawn Turley, is a senior biology major.
The students were selected for Who’s Who based on being outstanding campus leaders. A campus nominating committee and editors of the annual directory chose the students on the basis of academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
Other William Woods students chosen for Who’s Who are Andrea Ankrom of Middletown, Mo.; Molly Borgmeyer of Columbia, Mo.; Emily Crites of Union Star, Mo.; Cassandra Davis of Old Monroe, Mo.; Catharine Douglass of Kansas City, Mo.; Erica Dyer of Odessa, Mo.; Lynn Frydrych of Butternut, Wis.; Jessica Gabrian of O’Fallon, Mo.; Victoria Leibman of West Hartford, Conn.; Emily Thomasson of Madison, Tenn., and Courtney Yantes of Plain City, Ohio.
By being listed in “Who’s Who,” they join 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.
Tenney has been a service learning leader, tutor and mentor worked for AmeriCorps since August, working with at-risk students at Fulton Middle School.
As president of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, Tenney organized a county-wide writing contest for youth and presented her creative writing at a Sigma Tau Delta international conference in Portland, Ore.
She also has been a member of Phi Alpha social work honor society and Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. She was on the Dean’s List each academic year.
Tenney advocated at the state level for the elderly and disabled, and she has helped organize community-wide events, including the Callaway County United Way Day of Caring and the Blanket the Kingdom blanket drive.
Turley is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and has served as president, secretary, senior chair, a judicial board member, rush captain, treasurer and as an executive board member. He is treasurer of the Biology Club, and recently was named Distinguished Scholar in Biology at WWU.
He has volunteered at numerous blood drives on campus, helped with YMCA activities (kids’ night, basketball clinics and soccer clinics) and volunteered at the Red Cross and Boone Hospital. He has also taken part in many highway clean ups in Fulton.