Twelve Washington and Lee University students are the winter 2014 General of the Month recipients for the Celebrating Student Success (CSS) initiative sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at W&L.
Those students being recognized are Alex Baca '14, Alexandra Prather '14, Bryan Mullady '14, JP Beall '14, Grace Lee '15, Emily Warner '14, Charlotte Collins '14, Kevin Ortiz '16, Lauren Mosely '15, Meredith Roberts '14, Pasquale Toscano '16 and Wilson Hallett '15.
Baca, a senior from McLean, Va., is a computer science major with concentrations in chemistry, engineering and business. He is a team captain for the Appalachian Adventure pre-orientation program, team captain of Relay for Life and co-founder and president of the W&L Association for Computing Machinery Chapter. Baca, a graduate of The Landon School, is a member of the Outing Club, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the W&L chapter of the American Chemical Society, the Chamber Singers and the Washingtones a cappella group.
Prather, a senior from Houston, Texas, is an economics and global politics double major and poverty and human capability studies minor. A graduate of Stratford High School, she is president of Model United Nations, founder of The Pampoyo (Bolivia) Women's Knitting Cooperative helping the local women sell their knitted goods in the U.S. and president of Engineers Without Borders. She met the Pampoyo women while working on water sanitation projects with Engineers Without Borders.
Mallady, a senior from Williamsburg, Va., is an accounting and business administration major and mathematics minor. He is a resident adviser for first-year students, president of club baseball, a Eucharistic minister at the Catholic Church and records statistics, announces and films athletics for W&L Sports Information. A graduate of the Walsingham Academy, he is a member of Washington and Lee Student Consulting, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Southern Comfort men's a cappella group, Phi Eta Sigma honor society and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Beall, a senior from Redlands, Calif., is an economics and classics double major. He is a student justice with the Student Judicial Council, co-president of the Polo Club, president and founding member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, opinions editor for the Ring-tum Phi and a Kemper Scholar. A graduate of Redlands High School, Beall is a member of Eta Sigma Phi Classics honor society, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Lexington Bridge Club, General Admission a cappella group, Concert Guild and Catholic Campus Ministry. He has been listed on the Dean's List and Honor Roll.
Lee, a junior from Boca Raton, Fla., is a major in biochemistry and a minor in poverty and human capabilities. She is a Bonner Scholar, chemistry chair of Women in Technology and Science, disability chair for the Nabors Service League and undergraduate head honor advocate. A graduate of Atlantic Community High School, Lee is a member of the Shepherd Student Faculty Board. She has volunteered with the Rockbridge Area Health Center and Project Horizon.
Warner, a senior from Lancaster, Calif., is a psychology major and poverty and human capabilities minor. She is an Americorps Service member through the Bonner Scholars program. She does research in Professor Megan Fulcher's developmental psychology lab and Professor Dan Johnson's social cognition lab. A graduate of Antelope Valley High School, she is a member of Nabors Service Day, Campus Kitchens leadership staff, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, General's Christian Fellowship and the first Questbridge scholar chapter at W&L.
Collins, a senior from Dallas, Texas, is a psychology major with a pre-med focus and poverty and human capabilities minor. She is the head peer counselor, president of Active Minds and a tour guide with the Student Recruitment Committee. A graduate of Ursuline Academy, Collins is a member of the Bonner Leaders Program, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Psi Chi psychology honor society, W&L Mental Health Task Force, W&L Think Tank, LIFE, Nabors Service League: Health Care Impact Area and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She is the G. Holbrook Barber Scholar for 2013-14.
Ortiz, a sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., is a double major in politics and economics. He is a perspectives co-chair for the First-Year Orientation Committee, alternate justice for the Student Judicial Council, vice president of Model United Nations, statistician and office assistant in the Sports Information Office and a tour guide for the Student Recruitment Committee. A graduate of Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., Ortiz is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and club swimming and has been on the Dean's List and Honor Roll.
Mosely, a junior from Lakewood, N.J., is a double major in global politics and East Asian languages and literatures, with an emphasis on Japanese. She is the head student intern in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, vice president for the Multicultural Student Association, community chair for the Student Association for Black Unity and on the advisory board for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. A graduate of Monsignor Donovan High School, she is a member of Nolza (W&L's dance crew), Student Association for International Learning (SAIL) and W&L's Ladies' Club.
Roberts, a senior from Sequim, Wash., is a psychology major and poverty and human capabilities minor. She is a Bonner Scholar, a Questbridge scholar, president of Student to Student Mentoring, tutor for English for Speakers of Other Languages, and member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi psychology honor society and Generals Christian Fellowship. Roberts has done research for Professor Dan Johnson and is a research assistant in Professor Karla Murdock's lab. A graduate of Sequim High School, she works with the Department of Social Services, Eagles Nest with Rockbridge Area Community Services and Project Horizon.
Toscano, a sophomore from Kettering, Ohio, is a classics and English double major. He is a Johnson Scholar, sophomore justice with the Student Judicial Council, is an interviewer for the 2014 Johnson Scholars, peer tutor and a tour guide with the Student Recruitment Committee. He has been listed on the Dean's List and Honor Roll. A graduate of Fairmont High School, he is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society and the University Wind Ensemble. He is a research assistant for Professor Rebecca Benefiel.
Hallett, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., is an economics major and Latin American and Caribbean studies minor. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Kathekon and Phi Eta Sigma honor society. He is a peer counselor and vice president of the Squash Club. A graduate of Woodberry Forest School, Hallett is a member of the Williams Investment Society and a recipient of an English-Speaking Union Exchange Scholarship.
CSS seeks to recognize students for the depth and breadth they add to the W&L campus community. Recipients 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 by going to the W&L website and clicking on the Generals of the Month banner on the Leadership Development page within the Student Life website.