William Woods student and Holts Summit native recognized with university awards

Photo courtesy William Woods University: Grace Mauzy, Holts Summit native and recent William Woods University graduate, holds the McNutt award she received. Mauzy also received the Academic Service-Learning award at the university's year-end Co-Curricular Awards.

A William Woods University student was recently recognized with awards for service and leadership as part of the college's year-end Co-Curricular Awards.

Holts Summit native Grace Mauzy received two awards from WWU at the awards ceremony.

She received the Academic Service-Learning and McNutt awards.

The Academic Service-Learning award is awarded to a graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.40. The graduate must also have "best exemplified an exceptional commitment to service-learning."

The McNutt award is given to a graduating senior "whose consistency of purpose and selfless devotion to service were contributed without consideration of award," a release states.

This award is named after Amy Shelton McNutt, an alumna of WWU.

Mauzy graduated on Saturday with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and advertising. She also had a minor in Spanish.

Mauzy was involved in several service and leadership projects at WWU. She was president of the Campus Activities Board, co-president of Student Assembly, new student orientation leader and a Veritan.

She also served as social media coordinator for the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, marketing coordinator for the Campus Activities Board, event planning officer for DECA, vice-president of public relations and marketing for Alpha Chi Omega sorority and a COVID vaccine student ambassador.

She also earned distinguished academic honors.

The Co-Curricular Awards "recognizes a select group of graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in academic, co-curricular and service projects during their time at the University," a WWU release states.