Haylee Sheldon, a senior at William Woods University (WWU) and native of Hillsborough, New Jersey, was recently honored with a prestigious service and activity award 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.
Sheldon, who graduated this spring with a degree in Biology/Pre-Veterinarian, with minors in Equestrian Science, Chemistry and Physics, received the Cockrell Award from the University. While at WWU, Sheldon has been involved in a variety of activities and organizations while earning distinguished honors.
The Cockrell 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.
Sheldon’s leadership experience included serving as president and member of the Saddle Seat Club; treasurer and member of the Pre-Vet Club; Panhellic President and member of the Delta Gamma sorority; service as a University Ambassador and residence hall community advisor; and member of the Campus Advisory Board, Student Alumni Council, and Straight and Gay Alliance. Active in honors societies, Sheldon was also a member of Tri-Beta, Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa and the National Society of Student Leadership and Success.