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Three Recognized as Generals of the Month for April

Washington and Lee University students Austin Branstetter, Claire Oliver and Luke Andersen will be recognized at Generals of the Month on Wednesday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Branstetter, a senior from Nashville, Tenn., is a mathematics major and the recipient of a George Washington Honor Scholarship. He is the president of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, president of Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, member of Phi Beta Kappa, member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and winner of The Williams Prize for the junior with the highest G.P.A. in mathematics.

Branstetter also is the chair of the White Book Review Committee, a member of the University Board of Appeals and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. During his junior year he was an S. Cullum Owings Jr. Fellow and during his sophomore and junior years he was on the Key Staff of the W&L Outing Club and a member of the Executive Committee.

Oliver, a junior from Charleston, W. Va., is majoring in biochemistry with a minor in art history. A Johnson Scholar, she is a Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society member and an R.E. Lee Research Grant participant. She is a member of the W&L Residential Life staff, Traveller Safe Ride Program, Active Minds and Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Oliver is a volunteer at the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic, an assistant in the Dean of Students Office and a subcommittee chair of the Fancy Dress Steering Committee. She has been a lab assistant in the Department of Surgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Andersen, a senior from Rock Hill, S.C., is an economics major. A Johnson Scholar, he was a Class of 2012 Representative to the EC during his junior year and was a member of the Student-Faculty Hearing Board and copy editor of the Ring-tum Phi during his sophomore year. He was a member of Habitat for Humanity, W&L Campus Kitchen Project and Reformed University Fellowship Ministry.

Andersen is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society, Traveller Safe Ride Program and the Student Association for International Learning. He was also a peer interviewer for W&L scholarships and a member of First-Year Orientation Committee.

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.

Branstetter, Oliver and Andersen 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.

The last CSS presentation during the 2011-2012 academic year will be held during lunch in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons on May 9.

News Contact:
Julie Cline
News Writer

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