Amanda Wilson receives community impact student award
Amanda Wilson ’15, an anthropology major and education minor from Pittsburgh, has received a 2013 Community Impact Student Award from North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement. Wilson is one of 19 students across the state to be honored for making a difference in the greater community.
A member of the Bonner Leaders Service Crew on campus, Wilson works to address the educational needs of children and youth. She coordinated the “Kids on Campus” program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, and developed and led an eight-week workshop on education reform that incorporated weekly service at an after-school program. Wilson spent last summer with Teach on the Beach, an education-focused youth development program in Busua, Ghana.
“In addition to her passion for direct service, Amanda is always thinking about the bigger picture of social issues—education justice in particular,” said Shuli Arieh Archer, WWC Director of Student Engagement. “We are lucky to have her as part of our team.”
Wilson and other award winners were honored recently at North Carolina Campus Compact's annual student conference at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Nearly 200 student leaders from 28 campuses in three states attended. Warren Wilson students Rita Gunter and Allyson Miller presented a workshop session on "Spirituality, Faith and Service."
Alumni gathering in West Asheville
On Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m., the Alumni Board Events Committee invites you to an alumni gathering hosted by Gordon Smith ’94 and Brownie Newman ’02 at Altamont Brewing Co., owned by fellow alumnus, Gordon Kear ’02. Check out the Facebook page and help us spread the word.
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AFP honors Pearsall and Harris
At the recent Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Western North Carolina, two of our own were recognized for their philanthropic achievements. Mack Pearsall, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award. Pearsall served on our Board of Trustees for 10 years, retiring in April. His faithful support of the College through the years has made him one of the most generous living donors. Don Harris, our recently retired Director of Development, was recognized as Outstanding Fundraising Executive. While at the College, Harris cultivated donors and worked on the preliminary stages of the campaign for a new academic building.
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