Lexington, Virginia • February 9, 2011
Washington and Lee University students Abigail Mack Dean and Stephen M. Wilson will be recognized at the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) monthly presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Abby Dean, a senior from Frederick, Md., is majoring in Spanish and teacher education. She has been a residential advisor for first-year students and president of Young Life, both since 2008. Dean has been chair, driver and dispatcher of Traveller Safe Ride Program and director of activities and community service for Chi Omega sorority.
Dean also is a member of General's Christian Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship and an officer for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). She is a volunteer for Campus Kitchen at W&L and Nabors Service League. She works at Maury River Middle School in Lexington as a teacher's assistant and a Burish Intern (volunteer coordinator).
Stephen Wilson, a junior from Columbia, S.C., is a double major in politics and studio art-photography. He is a resident advisor for first-year students, a Bonner Leader, the junior class representation to the Executive Committee (student government), a member of the Student-Faculty Hearing Board and vice chairman for finance and vice chairman for publicity for the Contact Committee.
Wilson also is a student representative to the Community Grants Committee and the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate. He is a mentor and student coordinator of the NEXT Afterschool Program at Maury River Middle School and worked for Life Pieces to Masterpieces in Washington last summer as an art instructor using art as a way to mentor 24 African Americans males, ages 3-21.
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.
Dean and Wilson 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 go.wlu.edu/css).
Future CSS presentations during the rest of the academic year will be at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on Mar. 9, Apr. 6 and May 4.