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Six W&L Students Are Recognized by CSS for Fall 2013

Six Washington and Lee University students are the fall 2013 recipients of the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at W&L.

Those students being recognized are Katie Florescu ’16, Will Fulwider ’14, Alex Gannon ’14, Ashley Humbert ’15, Lacy McAlister ’14 and Richmond Poindexter ’14.

CSS seeks to recognize students who are not typically or sufficiently touted for the depth and breadth they add to the W&L campus community.

Florescu, a sophomore from Merritt Island, Fla., is a Romance Languages major. She is a resident advisor for first-year students, a dispatcher and driver for Traveller Safe Ride System and memorabilia co-chair for Fancy Dress. A graduate of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Fla., Florescu is founder of Younity, a first-year program designed to promote individuality and unity in the W&L social community; a Spanish and English tutor with English for Speakers of Other Languages; and a member of Women in Sciences and Technology and Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.

Fulwider, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, is a Chinese major and environmental studies minor. He is the editor in chief of Muse Literary Arts Magazine; a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma; a Permaculture group leader—a member of a core leadership team attempting the implementation of an environmentally sustainable permaculture display garden on campus; and a member and officer of SEAL (Student Environmental Action League). A graduate of Upper Arlington High School, Fulwider is a blue bike program supervisor; WLUR 91.5 FM music director; and has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll.

Gannon, a senior from Richmond, Va., is majoring in business administration. He is the president of Campus Community Coalition, which works to improve relations between the University and the residents of Lexington; co-chair of the Voting Regulations Board; and co-chair of the Student Financial Aid Committee. A graduate of St. Christopher’s School, Gannon is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Sigma Society.

Humbert, a junior from Somerset, Pa., is majoring in English and minoring in women’s and gender studies and education policy. She is a resident adviser for first-year students; an Outing Club key staff member; and co-chair of the activity committee of the First-Year Orientation Committee. A graduate of Somerset Area Senior High School, Humbert tutors and reads to the students at Waddell Elementary School; is committee chair of the Sexual Health Awareness Group; and has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll.

McAlister, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., is majoring in sociology and minoring in poverty and human capability studies. She is the general chair for the Nabors Service League, responsible for coordinating student service across campus and community, including chairing the Nabors Service League Contact Committee; a team member for the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF); and leads a women’s Bible study for RUF. A graduate of Charlotte Latin School, McAlister is the service and philanthropy director for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority; works with the Shepherd Poverty Program as a work study; and has been on the Dean’s List.

Poindexter, a senior from Inverness, Miss., is an economics major. He is co-president of the General’s Activities Board; the entertainment committee chair of Fancy Dress; and is continuing education chair of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. A graduate of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn., he also is co-chair of the Campus Community Coalition, which works to improve relations between the University and Lexington residents.

Recipients 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 by going to the Leadership Development website and clicking on the Generals of the Month banner.