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Sarah Keckler ’10 and Jamie Goodin ’10 Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Reception

— by on February 15th, 2010

W&L seniors Sarah Keckler and Jamie Goodin will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Keckler, from Gardners, Pa., is a business administration and East Asian language and literature double major with a Japanese concentration. Keckler is the president of W&L Students for Life; co-chair of Student Activities Organization; chairwoman for University Life First-Year Orientation Committee; and was awarded the VFIC/Norfolk Southern scholarship, the Paul Shuford Scholarship, the H.P. Hood Foundation Scholarship, the Horatio Alger Scholarship and the American Business Women’s Association Scholarship.

Keckler is a founding member of Washingtones, a co-ed a capella group on campus; a member of the Chamber Singers; a member of SPEAK which seeks to decrease and prevent sexual misconduct and assault on campus through awareness and education; an officer of PAACE (Pan-Asian Association for Cultural Exchange) which seeks to create awareness and appreciation for Asian culture; and a member of W&L’s cross country and track and field teams.

Goodin, from Amherst, Va., is majoring in business administration. He is a member of KEWL (Knowledge Empowering Women Leaders); a GED tutor with Project Pride; a works project volunteer with the Nabors Service League; vice president of Web design for the Gay-Straight Alliance; and a member, a delegate to the Carlson Leadership Conference, and vice president of finance, programming and recruitment of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Goodin is founder and president of inVision Film Production; coordinator of the first annual W&L Student Film Festival; coordinator of the first two annual student Band Night Campus Music Revival; coordinator of the Rock Against Rape Sexual Assault Awareness Concert; co-head of media for Aduro, W&L’s student advertising group; a disc jockey for the W&L student radio station WLUR 91.5; door-to-door salesman with Southwestern Company; and worked on the ad campaigns for Science, Society, and the Arts Symposium and George & Bob, a Lexington men’s store.

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.

Keckler and Goodin 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 Web site. 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 Mar. 17, Apr. 7 and May 5.