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Wendelbo, Patterson Honored as Generals of the Month

Washington and Lee University students Morten Wendelbo and Cortney Patterson will be recognized at the first Generals of the Month presentation of the academic year on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 12 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Wendelbo, a senior from Aalborg, Denmark, is majoring in global politics with a minor in environmental studies. He was a Bonner Leader and finished 900 hours of community service to graduate the Bonner Program in October. He is a recipient of a Summer Student Independent Research (SSIR) grant for independent thesis research. In 2010 he was a nominee for Volunteer of the Year and Visionary of the Year both with Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), nationally. Wendelbo also has been a student coordinator of the Campus Garden and was a R.E. Scholar for Prof. Tyler Dickovick.

Patterson, a senior from Kansas City, Mo., is double majoring in politics and psychology. She is the president of Adopt-a-Classroom Literacy Campaign and has worked with Adopt-a-Classroom for four years; she has been a peer tutor since fall 2010; and has been the president and vice president for membership of Kappa Delta sorority. Patterson also is currently the Missouri State Chair for Mock Convention 2012.

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.

Wendelbo and Patterson 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 2011-2012 academic year will be during lunch in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 25, Feb. 15, Mar. 21, Apr. 11 and May 9.