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Bunnell, Browning Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Reception

— by on March 16th, 2010

Washington and Lee University senior Natalie Bunnell and junior Christopher Browning will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, March 17, 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 3:30 p.m.

Bunnell, from Clarendon Hills, Ill., is an art history and Romance languages double major. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa national honor society, Phi Eta Sigma freshman national honor society, and Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, and serves as secretary and show coordinator of the Arts League for promotion of students in the arts and general co-chair of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Bunnell is a cellist with the University Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, head of the W&L Peer Tutoring Program, Residence Life staff member and assistant head resident advisor, and a George Washington Honor Scholar and recipient of the James Garner Foundation Scholarship. She also has made the Honor Roll and Dean’s List for each term while at W&L.

Bunnell was an intern last summer at the Netherlands Institute of Cultural Heritage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The previous summer she inventoried, photographed, transported and organized the entire W&L art collection, working with the Washington and Lee University Collections.

Browning, from Naperville, Ill., is a politics and history double major. He is president of 1 in 4, the male sexual-assault prevention group; chapter representative to Greek Vision Council, which focuses on crucial aspects, programs and goals of Greek Life; member of Lifestyle Information for Everyone (LIFE); a volunteer for Project Horizon; and the winner of a Robert E. Lee Honor Scholarship and a Marshall Undergraduate Scholarship.

Browning is a founding member of End It., a movement that seeks to end sexual assault at W&L no later than 2030 and to make W&L a safer place; is the 4 in 1 liaison to End It.; was the recruitment chair and is the vice president-elect of Sigma Nu fraternity; and is vice president of special events for Student Recruitment. He has worked as a tour guide the past two summers. Browning is senior head desk attendant supervisor, responsible for managing the Leyburn Library circulation desk.

Browning has attended six conferences on sexual assault, including W&L’s 2nd and 3rd Sexual Assault Summits; William and Mary’s 1st Peer Education Forum; and The National Conference on Sexual Assault in Our Schools.

CSS is an initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to celebrate 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.

Bunnell and Browning were selected by the CSS committee, which is composed of students, faculty and staff. Any campus community member can nominate a W&L student by filling out the online form on the CSS Web site. Nominations are always accepted and encouraged.

The last two CSS receptions for the 2009-2010 academic year will be from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room on April 7 and May 5.