Roanoke College recognizes outstanding campus leaders
Salem, Va. - Roanoke College's Student Life Council recently recognized students and a staff member for outstanding leadership on campus.
The council's 2011-2012 leadership award recipients are Candace Lewis, Nathanial Castellano, Juliet Lowery and the student club, RC electric.
Castellano and Lewis both received the Outstanding Student Leader award. At Roanoke, Lewis, a 2012 graduate, was president of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., senior student coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student coordinator of BonD, a pre-orientation program.
Castellano, also a 2012 graduate, completed the Leadership Roanoke program and was president of the InterFraternity Council and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He also was chosen as last year's Greek Man of the Year.
RC Electric won the Outstanding Student Organization award. Recipients of this award demonstrate a high level of organizational effectiveness, with all members contributing to the group's success. Student members of RC Electric, a club that aims to make Roanoke more energy efficient, are in the midst of transforming a 1939 Pontiac into an electric car.
Juliet Lowery, who is director of Multicultural Affairs at Roanoke, received the Outstanding Organization Advisor of the Year award. This award is given to advisors who have had a significant impact on campus organizations. Lowery provides students with opportunities to be involved and to succeed at Roanoke and in the community. She advises the Black Student Alliance, the Tau Omega Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the Pagan Club, the Lambda Alliance and Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Development (H.O.L.A).
The Student Life Council was created in 1966 by former Roanoke President Perry Kendig as a forum for students, faculty and administrators. The council determines the funds that are allocated to student organizations and activities.
Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.
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