WKCTC Student Affairs names Student of the Month for October | News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Graves County resident Aleshia Haley was selected as Student Affairs Student of the Month for October at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
“I was a little stunned just to be nominated,” said Haley. “But wow! I can’t believe it was me who got picked out of the thousands of WKCTC students on campus.”
The Student of the Month program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of students on campus. Individuals selected must be currently enrolled at WKCTC and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and are nominated on the basis of exceptional performance, personal attributes, academic excellence and active participation in various student organizational activities.
Haley is a criminal justice major who plans to be a forensic scientist. She is very active both on campus and in the community. Haley is the secretary of Alpha Epsilon Beta. She served as a valuable member of this year’s AEB Take Back the Night 5K organizational team that raised $1,000 donated to the Child Watch Children’s Advocacy Center to help with the treatment and prevention of child abuse. She is also part of the Polar Plunge team and will plunge a second time this year to benefit the Kentucky Special Olympics.
Haley is active in the community with fundraising activities for such charities as Fresh Start, a program for women who have been incarcerated for non-violent crimes and are re-entering the community.
“I was watching Aleshia sing at the college’s Open Mic event last month and it occurred to me how she truly epitomizes what it means to be a well-rounded student and person,” said Leslie Page, AEB co-advisor. “Like many of our students, Aleshia is balancing the task of working, going to school and being a mother. She has a great attitude and a sense of humor and openness that is very refreshing."
Haley said it’s wonderful to have instructors and advisors who are supportive and encouraging, and wanted to give a special thanks to Gary Reese, WKCTC criminal justice/homeland security and emergency management program coordinator and AEB co-advisor.
“Mr. Reese always pushes me to do better and I really appreciate that,” she said.
Student of the Month winners receive $100, a certificate of excellence, recognition on the WKCTC Facebook page, campus announcements, and Web site. Winners are also recognized by Pepsi MidAmerica in the Paducah Sun and will receive one free month’s supply of their favorite Pepsi product.
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