Watson Recognized as Outstanding Sophomore

Lucas WatsonLucas Watson of Louisiana, Mo., received a Student Alumni
Council Outstanding Sophomore Award 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.
Watson is a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity as
treasurer. He is a member of President’s Twenty, Student Financial Committee,
Pre-Med Club, Biology Club and University Ambassadors. He is a Freshman
Advantage mentor and a Peer mentor.
Watson is currently doing research on tick-borne illness with
Dr. Mary Sprat and attended the Missouri Academy of Science, where he won
second place in the biology poster presentation sections for his work on
Lyme–and Lyme-like bacteria found in Missouri ticks.
Watson has been initiated into two honorary societies on
campus Beta Beta Beta biology honorary society and Alpha Chi academic honor
Watson has completed more than 25 hours of community service
in highway clean up and several philanthropies, including raising money for
Scleroderma Foundation.
He has been on the Dean’s List for three consecutive