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W&L Seniors Ali Hamed, Jennifer Ritter Named Generals of the Month

Washington and Lee University seniors Jennifer Ritter and Ali Hamed will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for October on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Hamed, from Zarqa, Jordan, is a double major in physics-engineering and economics. He has done research during the summers of 2011 and 2012 resulting in a co-written journal article and research during the summer of 2010 resulting in two presentations at the American Physical Society Meeting and at the W&L-Virginia Tech Research Symposium. He has been a teaching assistant to physics students.

A graduate of Al-Walid Bin Abd Al Malik, Hamed also is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society for first year students, and has been on the Honor Roll and Dean’s List. He has won four scholarships: Elizabeth B. Garrett Scholarship, Henry Ruffner Scholarship, Walter LeConte Stevens Scholarship and James McDowell Scholarship.

Ritter, from Mariposa, Calif., is majoring in religion with a minor in dance. She is the co-president and student choreographer of the W&L Repertory Dance Company and an Appalachian Adventure Leading Edge Trip Leader. She is the co-president of Catholic Campus Ministry and the personnel chair of Chi Omega sorority.

She is a graduate of Mariposa County High School and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, Nu Delta Alpha Dance Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for first year students. She has been on the Dean’s List and has won the William Hirschmann Memorial Award, a dance study scholarship, and the Cynthia D. Klinedinst Award, a scholarship award for summer study of dance.

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.

Ritter and Hamed 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 Nov. 15, Dec. 6, and dates in Jan., Feb., March, April and May, as yet to be determined.

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