Students Receive Outstanding Student Awards

Outstanding students at William Woods University were honored at a co-curricular honors banquet, April 17.

Highlighting the evening were presentations of the Exemplary Leadership Award, McNutt Award, Helen Stephens Award and Cockrell Award.

Blake Hertzberg, a senior from Nevada, Mo., received the Exemplary Leadership Award. The award is given to a student who “challenges the process, inspires a shared vision, enables others to act, models the way and encourages the heart.”

Jon Hall, a senior from Norman, Okla., received the McNutt Award. The 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.

Erin Jewell, a junior from Kelso, Wash., received the Helen Stephens Award. The award is presented to an outstanding junior athlete who has achieved excellence both in the classroom and in the area of intercollegiate athletics. The student must demonstrate the talent, discipline and desire that best describes the legacy of Olympic Gold medallist Helen Stephens.

Sarah Maxwell, a senior from Crofton, Md., received the Cockrell Award. The award is presented to the graduating senior who has participated in a variety of campus activities, serving as an officer or chair, and who has held membership in honorary groups. The student must exemplify outstanding campus citizenship, contribute to society, exhibit loyalty to the university and its policies and have a genuine regard for others in personal relationships.