Australia native wins prestigious award for service from William Woods University

Fulton, MO – Benjamin Grumley, a senior at William Woods University (WWU) and native of Traralgon, Australia, was recently honored with a prestigious award for service from the University as part of its year-end Co-Curricular Awards.

At the end of each academic year, WWU recognizes a select group of graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in academic, co-curricular and service projects during their time at the University.

Grumley, who graduated this Spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, received the Academic Service-Learning Award. The Academic Service-Learning Award is presented to the graduate with a minimum grade point average of 3.40 who, in the estimation of the faculty of the University, has best exemplified an exceptional commitment to service-learning.

In his nomination for the award, Grumley was described as someone who “exemplifies a profound dedication to serving others, demonstrating a heartfelt commitment that extends well beyond the ordinary. Tirelessly devoting his time to both his academic pursuits and the needs of those around him, he embodies what it means to be selfless.”

While at WWU, Grumley competed on the men’s tennis team, serving as captain during his senior year and earning First Team All-Conference in Men’s Singles for each of his four years at William Woods. He also served as a Community Advisor, mentored younger classmates in Exercise Science and was a regular on the University’s Dean’s List.