Presidents, Vice Presidents Cups Presented
The College of Southern Maryland presented Lora Clarke of Mechanicsville and Angela Majors of Indian Head with its highest student leadership awards at the annual Student Government Association awards banquet April 22 at the Jaycees Hall in Waldorf.
The President's Cup is awarded to Majors, the college's outstanding student leader based on a demonstrated ability to motivate and lead others, active involvement in the college's extracurricular programs and the giving of time and talent to better the college community.
In presenting the award, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried said, "Angela is a dynamic student who not only seeks to achieve personal and professional growth but also cares deeply about the development of her peers as well. She has shown the ability to establish an excellent rapport with many different constituents including students, alumni, administrators, faculty and staff. She is very dedicated as well."
"Angela has accomplished all that she has against all odds and as a single mother. The time and energy she invests in our college and its students is unbelievable. She is soft-hearted, a hard worker, exceptionally responsible and possesses a determined personality. Angela is an asset to CSM, the La Plata Student Association and we are looking forward to working with her again next year," he added. Majors was the featured student speaker during the annual Student Advocacy Day in February with legislators in Annapolis.
The Vice President's Cup is presented to Clarke, the student who has most significantly contributed to improving the college community. This award is designed to recognize the important work done by students behind the scenes. The major criteria for this award are dedication, commitment and involvement.
According to CSM Vice President Bill Comey, "Lora is reliable, accountable, and has become more comfortable holding her fellow officers accountable when she believes student programs are being impacted. Though Lora is more comfortable behind the scenes, much of the success of the programs, activities, and services offered to the students at the Leonardtown Campus can be attributed to Lora's commitment to the campus and her eager collaboration with other officers." Clark received the Shining Star award for her participation in the Student Activities Committee, which is responsible for Student Life programming.
The CSM Student Employee of the Year award recognizes a students initiative and contributions to the college community as an employee. This year's Student Employee of the Year was awarded to Alex Cullen of Indian Head.
"In an office with quite a bit of turmoil, Alex was called on to do much more than he had previously," said Associate Vice President and nominator Dr. Sue Subocz. Cullen was credited with handling pre-semester and regional conference planning work, daily administrative functions, budget and purchasing work for nearly 500 faculty, as well as piloting a program at CSM, serving as the student teaching assistant for several math classes.
Leah Jeffers, of Waldorf, received acknowledgment for being chosen for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities is a national program recognizing college students for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service.
For information on student life at CSM, visit http://www.csmd.edu/StudentLife.