Two Jefferson City Residents Named Outstanding Sophomores at WWU

Jessica BargateZachary HurstJessica Bargate and Zach Hurst, of Jefferson City, Mo., received Student Alumni Council Outstanding Sophomore Awards at William Woods University’s recent co-curricular honors banquet.


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.


Bargate is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is chair of Student Assembly, president of the Multicultural Affairs Club, and a member of President’s Twenty, Campus Activities Board, Service-Learning Committee and William Woods Honor Society. She was awarded the art department’s 2010 “Professional Development Award” and the 2009 “Artistic Growth” Award.


She has volunteered with Peace Jam, Relay for Life, the Rwanda Community Partnership, Cards for Troops and St. Mary’s Riverside Clinic.


Hurst is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He is a pledge educator and was recently installed as academic advisor. He is also a member of the men’s soccer team, Campus Standards Board and President’s Twenty. He received awards as the 2009 Outstanding Greek New Member, Outstanding Freshman and 2009 AMC Academic All-Conference Soccer Team.


He has volunteered locally at a soup kitchen, blood drives, highway cleanup, chaperoning YMCA youth dances, and volunteering with a poverty simulation. He is also a head community advisor on campus.