Director of Student Leadership Shalise Bates-Pratt presented Baylee Smith '10 with
a Junior Leadership Award.
Dean of Students Grant Azdell presented Kate Savage '09 with a Senior Leadership
R-MC's Habitat for Humanity organization received the
Dedication to Service award.
Dean of Students Grant Azdell presented Joel Bolton '09 with a Senior Leadership
Faculty, staff, students, friends and family members gathered in the Thomas Branch
atrium at the 4th annual Student Leadership Awards Reception on Wednesday, May 6,
2009. The ceremony honored recipients of the Student Leadership and Student Organizations
Awards, given to individual students who demonstrated excellence in co-curricular
leadership endeavors, and to student organizations that make exceptional contributions
to the Randolph-Macon community. The Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
and the Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society also lauded their newly inducted
members at the event.
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Eight individuals were presented with The Student Leadership Award:
First Year Emerging Leader—Ajiri Revels ’12 and Charles Kesner
Second Year Emerging Leader—Katherine Gray ’11 and Brandon Alwan
Junior Leadership Award—Baylee Smith ’10 and Seth Haley ’10
Senior Leadership Award—Kate Savage ’09 and Joel Bolton ’09
Four student organizations were also honored:
Best Newcomer Award—Sisters Serving in Pink (now known as the Tau
Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.)
Unsung Heroes Award—The Black Cultural Society
Dedication to Service Award—Habitat for Humanity
Event of the Year Award—Day on the Lawn benefit concert
(co-sponsored by Kappa Alpha and the Campus Activities Board)
The Student Organization of the Year Award went to Macon Peer Response
Top awards of the night included the Senior Leadership Awards and the Student Organization
of the Year Award. Kate Savage '09 received a Senior Leadership
Award. Savage is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and has worked with the Senior
Class Gift Committee. She also served as the executive director of the 2009 Macon
Miracles Dance Marathon. Savage is an international studies major with a minor in
communication studies. She was recently honored at the college’s annual Empower
Luncheon and was presented with the Woman of Excellence award, which honors students
who have worked to contribute to advancing the status of women on campus, and who
demonstrate leadership, vitality and integrity in their lives on or off campus.
Joel Bolton ’09 also received a Senior Leadership Award and was
lauded for his many roles on campus. Bolton, a psychology major from Manassas, Virginia,
has performed community service work with the college’s Brothers 4 Change organization.
He is a member of the Judicial Board and the Academic Integrity Student Committee,
and he has worked for the Yellow Jacket, the college’s student newspaper.
Bolton also worked as a tour guide, is on the Senior Class Gift Committee and played
intramural dodge ball, volleyball and flag football while at R-MC. “Receiving the
leadership award was confirmation that hard work and dedication are met with sincere
recognition at R-MC,” says Bolton. “I had no idea I was going to be nominated, and
winning was even more of a surprise, which made me look back at my involvement and
achievements with a smile.”
Bolton plans to work with his father this summer and then continue with his studies.
“After the summer I’ll be applying to graduate school in Cape Town, South Africa,”
he says. “I’ll be working on my master’s degree in social psychology.”
Macon Peer Response, the Student Organization of the Year Award
Recipient, was honored for encouraging healthy relationships on campus through their
work as sexual and relationship violence peer advocates.
For information on R-MC’s student organizations, visit http://www.rmc.edu/student-organizations/Student%20Organizations/Organization%20Directory.aspx
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