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Alex Shabo ’12 and Greg Lennon ’11 Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Reception

W&L students Alex Shabo and Greg Lennon will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room.

The reception is open to anyone in the campus community. Free food and beverages will be available beginning at 2 p.m. with a brief presentation at 2:30 p.m.

A sophomore from Hingham, Mass., Shabo is a psychology and business administration double major. She was just selected a member of the Bonner Leaders Program; is a resident advisor for first-year students; a member of the Literacy Campaign; is a Peer Tutor currently tutoring calculus for first-year students; is a member of the Career Service Project Team; and is a member and service chair of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Shabo is a member of Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society; is a volunteer with the Nabors Service League; works with the W&L Campus Kitchen; is a member of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF); and is student editor of the new blog “A Week in the Life.” She has been on the Honor Roll and Dean’s List her freshman and sophomore years.

Lennon, a junior from Virginia Beach, Va., is majoring in international politics and attended the Salzburg Law School in Salzburg, Austria, on International Criminal Law last summer. He is president of the Greek Vision Council which focuses on crucial aspects, programs and goals of Greek Life; vice president of 1 in 4 (male sexual assault prevention group); publicity chair of the CONTACT Committee; Interfraternity Council representative, philanthropy chair and former historian of Sigma Nu fraternity; member of Lifestyle Information for Everyone (LIFE); and a volunteer for Project Horizon.

Lennon also has attended many conferences, including the Marshall Plan and Iraq at the Marshall Foundation; Campus Strength Training, Men Can Stop Rape; Virginia Peer to Peer Educator Summit at the College of William and Mary; Sexual Assault in our Schools, Safe Zone; and presented a Men Can Stop Rape Program at the W&L Regional Sexual Assault Summit.

CSS is an initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to create ongoing dialogue about the positive accomplishments of individuals and organizations at Washington and Lee University, especially students who are not typically recognized for the depth and breadth they add to our campus community.

Shabo and Lennon were selected by the CSS committee which is composed of students, faculty and staff. Any campus community member can nominate any Washington and Lee University student by filling out the online form on the CSS website. Nominations are always accepted and encouraged.

Future CSS receptions during the 2009-10 academic year will occur from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room on Jan. 27, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 7 and May 5.