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W&L Seniors Ashna Sharan, Joey Brown Are Generals of the Month for March

Washington and Lee University seniors Ashna Sharan and Joey Brown will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, March 21, at 12 noon in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Sharan, from Chantilly, Va., is double-majoring in business administration and politics. She is a Johnson Scholar; received a Erik T. Wooley Fellowship grant to work and study abroad as a marketing intern in Peru during the summer of 2010; and was chosen Miss Virginia Dogwood 2012.

Sharan also is a member of Nu Delta Alpha national dance honor society; member of Washington and Lee Student Consultants; is a Tour Guide and vice president of Special Events; is choreographer for the Washington and Lee Repertory Dance; is a peer counselor; and is a peer tutor for students in college-level calculus.

Brown, from Memphis, Tenn., is majoring in computer science. He is an intern and assistant to the director of W&L’s Tucker Multimedia Center and assistant to the coordinator of the VA Governor’s Foreign Language Academy developing and maintaining the website to the language academy. He also works with the W&L teacher education department, maintaining their website.

Brown is also president of SARAH (Students Against Rockbridge Area Hunger), which raises funds for local food pantries; was a member of the Oregon state delegation during the 2012 Mock Convention and designed their Oregon t-shirt; is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and created and maintains their website.

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.

Sharan and Brown 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 two CSS presentations during the 2011-2012 academic year will be held during lunch in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on April 11 and May 9.