The student of the month is for November 2012 is a senior psychology major who lives in Springfield. She has already earned one degree from St. Catharine College—an associate’s degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education. She put this degree to work, but stayed close to campus continuing her education on a part-time basis while she pursued coursework toward her bachelor’s degree.
She has been on the dean’s list multiple semesters and has also earned several semester GPAs of 4.0. One of her faculty members remarked on her role as mother/mentor/role model to other psychology students and her peers like, admire, and respect her greatly.
In the words of her nominator, “As a single mother, she is determined to get her degree both for herself and as an example to her children. She also works many hours at the Washington County Library. She is a member of the psychology club. I am so impressed with her maturity, her commitment to her studies and her chosen field, and her ability to handle job, school, and most importantly family with grace and enthusiasm. She is a model for the non-traditional student.”
Student of the month for November 2012 is Janey Doty.
Stay tuned for the announcement of December 2012 student of the month.
Nominations for student of the month for January 2013 are also being accepted. These nominations will be taken until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 22.
The student of the month tends to be a student whose accomplishments in that month have been outstanding or significant in some particular way. However, a student can also be nominated for all around qualities which do not particularly pertain to the specified month. All students—commuter, resident, athlete, non-athlete, traditional, adult—are eligible.
Nominations can come from faculty, staff, or other students. Selection is made by the Judiciary Council of the Student Government Association (three students + faculty & staff advisors) joined by two additional members of the college community.
Description & Criteria
Student of the month is an honor given to a St. Catharine College student whose conduct exemplifies the mission of St. Catharine College.
Eligible students are enrolled at St. Catharine College and are in academic and disciplinary good standing with the college. They have demonstrated accomplishment in one or a combination of the following areas:
- Personal commitment to learning
- Outstanding leadership or service
- Significant involvement in curricular activities (e.g., student clubs and organizations, honor societies, athletics)
- Ability to successfully balance multiple life commitments (e.g., academics + parenting, job, community involvement)
- Extraordinary and exemplary personal qualities or inspirational character