Washington and Lee University seniors Alicia Bishop and Scott Diamond were recognized as the Generals of the Month for April during a presentation on Thursday, April 4, in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Bishop, of Jacksonville, Fla., is majoring in music with a philosophy minor. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, W&L Hillel, Concert Guild, International Clarinet Association, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the National Association for Music Education.
A graduate of The Bolles School, Bishop was awarded the W&L Class of '58 Lew and Annette John Honor Scholarship and a Robert E. Lee Scholarship and has been named to the Dean's List and Honor Roll. She is co-president of the Washington and Lee Singers, president of W&L's American Choral Director Association Student Chapter and president of W&L's Virginia Music Educators Association Student Chapter.
She is a second principal clarinet for the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, first chair clarinet for the University Wind Ensemble, member of the Washington and Lee Singers and member of Cantatrici. Bishop also is the student conductor for Cantatrici and the Men's Glee Club.
Diamond, of Warminster, Pa., is a double major in economics and business administration. He received the Mosbacher Scholarship, is the treasurer of Sigma Nu Fraternity, is driver, dispatcher and monitor for Traveller Safe Ride System and committee member of Lifestyle Information for Everyone.
A graduate of Archbishop Wood Catholic High School, Diamond is the assistant to the coordinator of W&L Elrod Commons and was a student affairs intern. He has been named to the Dean's List and has participated in three Nabors Service League mission trips to New Orleans, Houston and Shreveport.
Diamond also is a financial institution specialist with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and is engaged in a corporate University training program performing off-site reviews of medium-risk financial institutions.
Generals of the Month is coordinated by the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) initiative and sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at Washington and Lee University. CSS seeks to recognize students who are not typically or sufficiently touted for the depth and breadth they add to our campus community.
Bishop and Diamond 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 at any time with the online form at go.wlu.edu/css.
The last CSS presentation of the 2012-2013 academic year will be held during lunch in the Marketplace in the Elrod Commons on May 2.
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs