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W&L Seniors Alexandra Fernandez, Ronald Magee Named Generals of the Month for November

Washington and Lee University seniors Alexandra Fernández and Ronald Magee will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for November on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Fernández, of San Antonio, is an economics major in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. She is a Johnson Scholar whose full-merit scholarship is based on leadership, personal promise and academic achievement. She is a member of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and W&L Student Consulting, an organization that provides local and international pro bono consulting services.

Fernández, a graduate of Health Careers High School, also is a member of the W&L Venture Club that promotes entrepreneurial spirit through consulting, microfinance and marketing projects, and is a Key Staff for the Outing Club. She is a disc jockey for WLUR, and was a member of the Bonner Leader Volunteer Program.

Magee, from Lima, Ohio, is double majoring in biochemistry and Spanish and is a Johnson Scholar. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society and has been on the Dean’s List.

Magee, a graduate of Shawnee High School, is the secretary and alumni chair of the Xi Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; is on the W&L Campus Kitchen Leadership Team; and is a member of Student Association for Black Unity (SABU). He volunteered at Clinica Tamboril-Caritas in Santiago, Dominican Republic, last summer.

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.

Fernández and Magee 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 2012-2013 academic year will be held during lunch in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on Dec. 6, and dates in January, February, March, April and May that are yet to be determined.