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Lauren Acker ’12, Daniel Hsu ’14 Named Generals of the Month

Washington and Lee University students Lauren Acker and Daniel Hsu will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 12:10 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Lauren Acker, a senior from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is majoring in sociology and anthropology with an emphasis on anthropology.  She belongs to Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Alpha National Honor Society for Anthropology, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society and Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Academic Honor Society. She is a scholar-athlete.

Acker is the president and student founder of 23, an organization whose mission is to create and strengthen a united community of student-athletes by strengthening a sense of personal responsibility and wellness among student-athletes through risk reduction and bystander intervention. She also is captain of the 2011-12 lacrosse team and treasurer of Student Environmental Action League (SEAL).

Daniel Hsu, a sophomore from Richardson, Texas, is majoring in neuroscience. He is the resident advisor for the International House and was the W&L Resident Advisor of the Month for October. He is on the Campus Kitchen (CKWL) leadership staff, co-president of Pan Asian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE) and co-chair of issues and awareness for the Nabors Service League.

Hsu is a clinic and client-support intern at the Rockbridge Free Clinic and a youth mentor with NEXT Afterschool Program (middle-school children). He also is a Bonner Scholar, historian of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society.

Generals of the Month is coordinated by the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) initiative and sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at Washington and Lee University.  CSS seeks to recognize students who are not typically or sufficiently touted for the depth and breadth they add to our campus community.

Acker and Hsu were selected by the CSS Committee, which is composed of students, faculty and staff. Any member of the campus community can nominate a W&L student at any time with the online form at go.wlu.edu/css.

Future CSS presentations during the 2011-2012 academic year will be held during lunch in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on Dec. 7, Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 21, April 11 and May 9.

News Contact:
Julie Cline
News Writer

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