We are excited to honor Lisa Mari Wilson of Cuba with the Outstanding Student Award at the 2017 East Central College Commencement. The award is the highest honor given to a graduate of ECC.
To be considered for the honor an ECC student must have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to academic achievements, participation in campus and community activities is also considered.
“Lisa is the perfect choice for this award,” said ECC psychology instructor Dr. Wendy Pecka. “Lisa has developed her scholarship and leadership abilities far beyond what she even thought was possible. She is the very embodiment of grit, integrity and resilience – taking on responsibilities for the simple sake of helping others, while testing her own capabilities.”
Lisa has been a Phi Theta Kappa active member since Fall 2015, becoming the chapter Secretary in Spring 2016. During her time at PTK, a nationally recognized honor society for two-year colleges, she was involved with various charity causes and campus events. Specifically, she helped organized a food drive for the Union Food Pantry, a toy drive from Lutheran Family Services and volunteered for Relay for Life. She was also served as Psychology Club President at East Central College.
She graduated with honors and will pursue a degree in psychology at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Congratulations to Lisa!