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Stephanie Hardiman ’10 and Abel Delgado ’10 Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Reception

— by on November 13th, 2009

Stephanie Hardiman and Abel Delgado will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 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 taking place at 2:25 p.m.

Hardiman, a senior from Plainfield, Ill., is majoring in journalism and mass communications with a minor in environmental studies. She is currently co-editor of inGeneral Magazine; is general chair of the Contact Committee and was vice chair for publicity (2008-2009); member, executive board member, vice president of member development and philanthropy officer of Pi Beta Phi sorority; and is on the student recruitment committee.

She is the Arts & Life editor and a writer for the Ring-tum Phi; play-by-play announcer and commentator for W&L volleyball and a weekly disc jockey for WLUR-FM; and reporter and editor for Rockbridge Report. She also freelances for Valley Business FRONT magazine (Roanoke, Va.) and Her magazine (Nashville).

Delgado, a senior from Miami, Fla., is majoring in global politics with a double minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies and environmental studies. He is member and publicity chair of the Multicultural Students Association (MSA); member, is recruitment co-chairman (2009-2010) and was philanthropy chairman (2007-2008) of Chi Psi fraternity.

He currently works for Washington and Lee’s Campus Kitchen and Relay for Life; is the current staff editor and contributor to the Washington and Lee Political Review; is a columnist for the Ring-tum Phi (2006-present); is the author of Other Half (released fall 2009), an electronically published novel (http://otherhalfnovel.com); and is a contributor to NextGenGOP.com , a political blog Web site featuring the future of the GOP from the viewpoint of young Republicans.

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.

Hardiman and Delgado were selected by the CSS committee, which reviewed several nominations. The CSS committee 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 at go.wlu.edu/css. Nominations are always accepted and encouraged.

Future CSS receptions during the 2009-2010 academic year will occur from 2-4 p.m. in the Elrod Commons Living Room on Dec. 9, Jan. 27, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 7 and May 5.