GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Two graduating seniors have been selected from among nine nominees for Georgetown College’s coveted Outstanding Student Leader Award, presented annually at a ceremonial dinner by the Office of Student Life.
The Outstanding Student Leader Award recipients for 2014 are Aimee Kristin Davis and Dennis Andreasovich Propp.
Ms. Davis, a Psychology major with minors in Business and French, is the daughter of Trevor and Nancy Davis of Manorville, NY. She has been actively involved in campus activities, serving as a Residence Life staff member, being on the campus ministry leadership team, holding membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and the Depth Group, leading VBS at Dry Run Baptist Church, and organizing the campus wide Operation Christmas Child event, to cite a few. She intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University.
A Biology major with minors in Chemistry and German, Mr. Propp is son of Andreas and Toma Propp, Crestwood, KY. His campus activities include membership in Lambda Chi Alpha, participation in Campus Outreach, serving as a Biology and German tutor, being an orientation coordinator and a ropes course facilitator, acting as a Tiger Tour guide for the Office of Admission, and being a STEMM Fellow. He intends to spend a year as a medical scribe and then attend medical school at either the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville.
Office of Student Life guidelines say nominees must possess many outstanding characteristics: exemplary character, academic excellence, high personal integrity and being a superior role model are a must.
Laura Wyly, Dean of Students, said nominees must do more than possess these characteristics, however. “They must apply and use them to selflessly impact those around them,” she said, adding that nominees must be actively engaged in the Georgetown College community and seek ways to give back.
In presenting the awards, she congratulated all nominees for having worked to make Georgetown College a better place. “Your impact on Georgetown leaves it a better community than when you arrived,” she told them. “Thank you for giving so much of yourself and impacting GC for the better.”
The other nominees were Kelsey Danielle Burton, Winchester; Caliesha Lavonne Comley, Richmond; Evan Michael Jacoby, Lexington; Deanna Lee Johnson, Richmond; Brittany Xaviest Monique Livsey, Glen Ellyn, Il; Maya Lorene McLin, Shellville, GA; Conner Dietrich Mook, Louisville; and Margaret Collinson Smith, Bowling Green.
The award dinner was held Tuesday, April 22, at the college Conference Center. It was attended by student life staff members as well as GC’s President Dr. Dwaine Greene and Mrs. Carolyn Greene.