William Woods selects Faculty Award recipient

Photo courtesy William Woods University: Taylor Bell, of Wentzville, was selected to receive the 2023 Faculty Award.

William Woods University announced the recipient of the Faculty Award, the highest honor the university gives to a student each year.

Senior Taylor Bell was selected to receive the 2023 Faculty Award. Bell is from Wentzville.

She recently graduated with honors with a bachelor of art in psychology and a minor in criminal justice, a WWU release states.

The Faculty Award is presented to a graduating senior who has "evidenced exemplary devotion and commitment to the life of the mind."

To be eligible for the award, the student must be a graduating senior with a minimum of 60 hours completed through WWU. The student must also have a 3.75 grade point average or higher.

Bell received the award at the university's year-end Co-Curricular Awards.

Bell was a member of the university's softall team, Omicron Delta Kappa, student alumni council, Psi Chi and Alpha Phi sorority.

While at WWU, she also completed three research projects. As a result of these projects, Bell presented five times at a national conference.

She completed two internships in the mental health field.

Bell was selected as the American Midwest Conference academic all-conference three times, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic scholar-athlete two times and National Fellowship of Christian Athletes scholar-athlete three times.