Archuleta receives major awards at WWU
|5/3/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Ilana Archuleta of Fulton, Mo., received several major awards, including the Cockrell Award, at William Woods University April 24.
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.
Archuleta was also one of 14 students selected for the 2013 edition of “Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” A campus nominating committee and editors of the annual directory chose the students based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
By being listed in “Who’s Who,” she joins an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states. Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first published in 1934.
In addition, Archuleta was named a Distinguished Scholar in Business Administration. Distinguished Scholar awards are designated to graduating seniors by the faculty of various disciplines at William Woods each spring. A minimum grade point average of 3.4 is required, but the faculty may consider other relevant academic factors and variables in the selection process.
Archuleta was also named an Outstanding Senior by the Student Alumni Council. 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.
Archuleta has maintained a 3.79 GPA throughout her college career, while remaining involved in a number of campus activities, including Student Alumni Council, Chi Omega, Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society, Multicultural Affairs Club and DECA. She was also a University Ambassador and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary, Panhellenic Executive Board and Order of Omega Greek honor society.