Watson Recognized as Outstanding Sophomore
|5/17/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Lucas Watson of Louisiana, Mo., received a Student Alumni Council Outstanding Sophomore Award at William Woods University’s recent co-curricular honors banquet.
The Outstanding Student Awards are the only awards at William Woods University bestowed on students by the nomination and vote of other students. Nominees must demonstrate academic achievement, campus and community involvement and leadership.
Watson is a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity as treasurer. He is a member of President’s Twenty, Student Financial Committee, Pre-Med Club, Biology Club and University Ambassadors. He is a Freshman Advantage mentor and a Peer mentor.
Watson is currently doing research on tick-borne illness with Dr. Mary Sprat and attended the Missouri Academy of Science, where he won second place in the biology poster presentation sections for his work on Lyme--and Lyme-like bacteria found in Missouri ticks.
Watson has been initiated into two honorary societies on campus Beta Beta Beta biology honorary society and Alpha Chi academic honor society.
Watson has completed more than 25 hours of community service in highway clean up and several philanthropies, including raising money for Scleroderma Foundation.
He has been on the Dean’s List for three consecutive semesters.