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2010-2011Outstanding First-Year Student Award

Hanna Potter & Rahcel Pollard
(left) Outstanding First-Year Student, Hannah Potter; (right) Finalist of Distinction, Rachel Pollard

The ECU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes annually an outstanding first-year student. The winner receives a plaque and a check for $500 from the chapter. In addition, this year the chapter also chose to recognize a finalist of distinction.

The finalist of distinction is Rachel Pollard, a graduate of the NC School of Science and Math. Rachel is an EC Scholar and member of the Honors College who plans to major in biology and eventually study veterinary medicine. Since arriving on campus, Rachel has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average and volunteered with the Little Willie Center, the Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, the Golden Living Center and has served as a biology and chemistry tutor for fellow students. She is also the Co-Chair of the Rising Leaders Circle.

The 2010-2011 Outstanding First-Year Student is Hannah Potter, a graduate of Forest Hills High School in Marshville, NC. While in high school, Hannah lived and studied in Egypt and continues taking Arabic lessons from a private tutor. An EC Scholar and member of the Honors College, Hannah plans to double major in International Studies and Religious Studies. She will travel to India in the summer of 2011 to study religion. In addition to maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Hannah has volunteered at the Little Willie Center, the golden Living Center, and has participated in the Language Exchange program through the International House. Over the recent spring break, she traveled with the Service Learning Center to New York City to do volunteer work. Eventually, Hannah would like to work with nongovernmental organizations abroad offering humanitarian assistance.

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