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Rachel Urban, Daniel Raubolt Named Generals of the Month for December

Washington and Lee University students Rachel Urban and Daniel Raubolt were recognized as the Generals of the Month for December during a presentation on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Urban, a senior from Opelousas, La., is an English and Japanese double major. She holds a R.E. Lee Scholarship and the Maxwell P. Wilkinson Scholarship in English. She is a University writing tutor and teaches a Japanese course to children at Waddell Elementary School in Lexington. She has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll.

A graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, La., Urban is the advisory chair of Student Association for International Learning (SAIL) and a member of the Washingtones a cappella group, Pan Asian Association for Cultural Exchange and the “Tea Society,” the Japanese Tea Ceremony student group.

Raubolt, a sophomore from Acworth, Ga., is an accounting and business administration major. He holds a Robert E. Lee Scholarship and an H. Lamar Mixson honor scholarship. During his freshman year, he was chosen as a Kemper Scholar by the Kemper Foundation business leadership program.

A graduate of Harrison High School, Raubolt is the sophomore representative to the Executive Committee, is the executive assistant to General Development Initiative Inc., a selective micro-finance investment group that provides development opportunities for non-standard clients, is a Volunteer Venture Leader for incoming first-year students, is a peer counselor and has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll. He also is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

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.

Urban and Raubolt 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 2012-2013 academic year will be held during lunch in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons on dates in Jan., Feb., March, April and May, yet to be determined.