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W&L Seniors Shannon McGovern, Keaton Fletcher Are January Generals of the Month

Washington and Lee University seniors Shannon McGovern and Keaton Fletcher will be recognized as the Generals of the Month for January. The presentation will be on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11:45 a.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

McGovern, of Silver Spring, Md., is a journalism and mass communications and computer science double major. She is a member of the W&L Outing Club, a trip leader for The Leading Edge Appalachian Adventure pre-orientation trip and a member of Chi Omega sorority.

A graduate of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, McGovern is a computer science lab assistant and works on W&L Campus Recreation Social Media placing announcements and ads. Last summer, she interned at U.S. News and World Report interviewing political authors and policymakers and covering current political news, legal controversies and policy changes.

Fletcher, of Littleton, Colo., is a psychology and neuroscience double major. He is a Johnson Scholar, president of Lifestyle Information for Everyone (LIFE), development chair of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and vice president of recruitment for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

A graduate of Columbine High School, he is a member of Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society and  a member of General Admission, a coed a cappela group. He has been on the Dean’s List during the 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 academic years.

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.

McGovern and Fletcher 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 Feb. 14, and dates in March, April and May, yet to be determined.

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Julie Cline
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