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Kathryn Marsh-Soloway ’13, Richard Saum ’11 and David Gibert ’11 Recognized at Celebrating Student Success Presentation

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Kathryn Marsh-Soloway

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Washington and Lee University students Kathryn Marsh-Soloway, Richard Saum and David Gibert were recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.

Kathryn Marsh-Soloway, a sophomore from Woodbridge, Conn., is majoring in art history and business administration and her minors are museum studies and the Shepherd Program. She is a Bonner Scholar and as such she works with W&L's Campus Kitchen, Girl Talk and Big Brother/Big Sister. She went on the spring service trip to Big Ugly Creek, W.Va.; was a team captain of the Nabors Spring Service Day 2010 and Fall 2010; and attended the national Campus Kitchens Conference in Waco, Texas.

Marsh-Soloway is a resident advisor, is co-president of the Big Brother/Big Sister program at W&L and was member of First Year Orientation Committee in 2010. She is a member of the Model UN team and was vice president of the club fencing team in 2009. She is a member of the national French honor society; and in summer 2010 she was a Campus Kitchens summer intern and a residential advisor for Alumni College. She led a Volunteer Venture trip to Roanoke in August 2010.

Richard Saum, a senior from Pawley's Island, S.C., is a politics and Spanish double major. Saum is co-chair of Campus-Community Coalition, working with the dean of students to enhance relations between the University and community members, seeking solutions on issues such as trash disposal and noise complaints.

Saum is communications chair and steering committee member of Traveller Safe Ride Program and was a representative to the Executive Committee as a freshman and sophomore. He interned at Holy Trinity College in Mar del Plata, Argentina, during the summer of 2009. There he instructed high school students in preparation for English language tests, hosted a forum on the Argentine political system and planned and supervised school outings.

David Gibert, a senior from Metarie, La., is majoring in business administration and accounting. He attended the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Barcelona, Spain, in the summer 2009. Gibert, co-chair of Campus-Community Coalition, works to enhance relations between the University and community members.

Gibert also is vice president of operations for General Activities Board; president of Students Against Rockbridge Area Hunger (SARAH) which, on average, raises $6,000 annually for area food pantries; co-chair of Ducks Unlimited; and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

CSS is an initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to celebrate the positive accomplishments of individuals and organizations at Washington and Lee University, especially students who are not typically recognized for the depth and breadth they add to our campus community.

Marsh-Soloway, Saum and Gibert 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 (online at

Future CSS presentations during the current academic year will be at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on Feb. 16, Mar. 9, Apr. 6 and May 4.