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Public Service Awards 2012
Public Service Awards 2012
The annual Wilson Center Award Banquet was held on April 20, 2012.
This year the Wilson Center recognized and honored the distinguished public service careers of three alumni, and one friend of the college. Certificates of completion were presented to the seniors in both the Public Service and the Military Leadership/National Securities Studies Programs. Both leadership programs are now recognized as minors and are noted on the transcript of graduating seniors.
Cameron T. Marshall - Cameron is a government major with a minor in public service. Cameron has been an active member of Theta Chi Fraternity, the President's Men, College Republicans, the Union-Philanthropic Literary Society, and he has served on the student campaign for the Annual Fund. He also has served as Student Assistant to the Director of Alumni Relations. (The title of Cameron's research internship project was "Economic Boom or Entrepreneur Bust: A look into state tax incentivizing of major corporations in South Carolina.") Cameron completed his internship with McMullen Public Affairs. He will join this firm as a consultant following graduation.
Walton Milam- Walton is an economics major with a minor in public service. He is a member of the SAE fraternity and the Garnett and Grey Society. He also is a member of the varsity soccer team and is an avid outdoorsman. Walton has served on the Honor Court as an advisor and investigator and now serves on the Appeals Committee. Walton completed his internship with the Danville Habitat for Humanity office. He plans to attend law school next year and pursue a career in intellectual property law, business litigation, and environmental law back in the Danville area where he intends to become involved in educational projects targeting school children.
Nay Min Oo - Nay Min Oo, an international student from Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), has combined a Foreign Affairs major with his Public Service minor. A member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies, he has managed to stay on the Dean's List every semester. Nay Min has been an active member of the International Club, serving as public relations officer and then as president. His other activities include the Student Committee for Recycling and Conservation (SCRAP) and the President's Leadership Council. Nah Min completed his internship with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as a research assistant following a semester at Georgetown University in the spring of 2011.
Dereck O. Parada - Dereck is a foreign affairs major with a minor in public service. He has been active in the Theta Chi fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, and as an organizer for numerous blood drives and the Big Event, the college's major community service event. He has served as president of his fraternity, Theta Chi. A member of the Garnet and Gray Society, Dereck also served as president of the Hampden-Sydney chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He is currently interning with the County of Prince Edward where he is involved in a community mapping project. Dereck completed his summer public service program internship with United Way Worldwide's office in Washington.
Ibn Akbar T. Salaam - Ibn is a government major with a public service minor. He has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and he was a Fellow this year with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. He has been inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science honor fraternity) and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership fraternity. Ibn is a member of Minority Student Union, a resident advisor and head advisor and a mentor with the Youth Empowerment Center. An active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, he was recognized as "College Brother of the Year" and served as president. He is a graduate of the Society of '91 program and served as Senior Liaison to the President. In 2010, he was a fundraising intern with the Senatorial Campaign of Congressman Kendrick B. Meek and has completed internships in the law offices of McEachin & Gee and with Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee. Following graduation, Ibn plans to attend law school.
Neil Smith - Neil is combining a major in Philosophy with a minor in public service. He has been a member of the Student Court and served as Chairman. Neil has been inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and is a fellow with the Center for the Study of Political Economics. He has been a member of the Union Philanthropic Society and served as president and a contributing writer of the Tiger staff. Neil completed his internship at the Fairfield Center, a non-profit mediation center in Harrisonburg, VA.
Joseph J. Tritico Joe is a government major with minors in Latin, Public Service and International Studies. He has been an active member of the Catholic Campus Ministry, Pre-Law Society and the Garnet & Grey Society. He is a graduate of the Society of '91 Leadership Program and has been inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. He is a member of Chi Phi fraternity where he served as secretary. Joe has completed Departmental Honors in Government and represented HSC in this year's Model OAS conference in Washington. He completed his summer internship at the Fulbright Commission's office in Prague and has studied abroad in France, Turkey and Greece. Joe is planning to attend graduate school after HSC.
Joseph L Wilson II - Joe is a Government major with a minor in the public service program. He has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society). He is a Patrick Henry Honors Scholar and a graduate of the Society of '91 Leadership Program. Last summer he interned with the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, D.C. Following graduation, Joe plans to attend law school and pursue a career in politics.
Tyler J. Wilson - Tyler is an English major with a minor in Public Service. Tyler has been a member of the Union-Philanthropic Literary Society, the founder and president of the school's film club, and has served as the staff-cartoonist for The Tiger. Tyler played rugby during his four years at HSC, serving as captain in his junior and senior years. Last summer, he worked as an intern at the national headquarters for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. After graduating, Tyler plans to move to the West Coast to work in the film industry with the goal of being a successful screenwriter.