Three Fulton Residents Recognized as Outstanding Students

Three William Woods University students from Fulton recently
were named Outstanding Students by the Student Alumni Council. Receiving awards at the co-curricular banquet
were Nicole Elliott, Outstanding Senior; Ilana Archuleta, Outstanding
Sophomore, and Taylor Oestreich Outstanding Freshman.
In addition, other students named outstanding were: Freshmen,
Catherine Fuhs of Colorado Springs, Colo., and AnneMarie Connelly of Highland,
Ill.; Sophomores, Lucas Watson of Louisiana, Mo., and Katherine Wortmann of
Mexico, Mo.; Juniors, Zach Hurst and Jessica Bargate of Jefferson City and
Andrea Weed of Kansas City, and Seniors, Lisa Burke of Louisburg, Kan.; Liza
Payne of Zionsville, Ind.; Ann DeHart of Keosauqua, Iowa, and Melanie White of
Manhattan, Kan.
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.
Nicole ElliottElliott is an active member of the Delta Gamma sorority and
has served as vice president of communications, as well as WWU Panhellenic vice
president and president. She was named outstanding junior and senior Greek.
She has served as WWU recruitment counselor, on the United
Way Board, Relay for Life Committee, Up ‘till Dawn, First Impressions, WWU
Thespians and Dance Ovations Dance Company. She has also volunteered at
Presbyterian Manor.
Archuleta is a member of the Chi Omega sorority and is the
new memberIlana Archuleta educator and has served on the Panhellenic Council as vice president
for programming. She was elected to serve on the Tau Theta chapter of Chi Omega
Executive Committee as a freshman and sophomore. She participates in Chi
Omega’s philanthropy week, as well as all Greek philanthropy weeks. She
participates in raising money for the Make-a-Wish foundation.

She is a University Ambassador and a sophomore class
representative on the Student Alumni Council. She writes for the Talon
Newspaper. She also is a volunteer child care provider at First Methodist
Church nursery and summer Bible School.
Taylor OestreichOestreich is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he
is the philanthropy chair. He has been the Special Olympics basketball coach
for three years, participated in the Dudes for Diapers program, the
Adopt-a-Highway program and volunteered at campus blood drives. He participates
in various Greek philanthropy week programs.