2009 Wilson Award
presented to Gregory Kyle Fulton
Fulton of Jonesboro, a senior at Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro, was named today as the recipient of the R. E. Lee
Wilson Award for 2008-2009 at the 76th annual Student
Honors Awards ceremony in the Student Union Auditorium. Fulton is
the 123rd recipient of the award and was chosen
by unanimous vote of the Student Honors
The Wilson Award, ASUís most prestigious student award, is presented
annually to the most outstanding graduating senior. The committee's
selection from among the nominees is based upon character,
determination, involvement and academic achievement, as well as
leadership in organizations and activities of general campus
significance. Fulton is a native of Jonesboro in Craighead County,
and is the son of Ronald and Loretta Fulton of Jonesboro. He majors
in biology pre-professional and Spanish through both the College of
Mathematics & Sciences and the College of Humanities & Social
Sciences. Fulton will graduate In Honors, and has been named
to the President's List and Chancellor's List each semester since
his freshman year. He served as public relations director for the
ASU Student Government Association, was selected for 'Who's Who
Among Colleges and Universities' and was chosen for an intensive
language program in Costa Rica where he lived for a month with a
family who spoke no English.
The Wilson Award is
presented at the annual Student Honors ceremony during Convocation
of Scholars Week, and is the highlight of the annual event. The
Wilson Awards have been
since 1934 and are named in honor of R.E. Lee Wilson, a member of
the institutionís Board of Trustees from 1917 to 1933.
Wilson Hall was completed in 1932 with his
help. This building, named for Mr. Wilson, is the oldest building
on campus and is the site of The Scholar, the symbol used today to
portray ASUís mission to educate, enhance and enrich lives.
Wilson was dedicated to ASUís
development, and a member of his family has presented the award each
year. Perry Wilson of Little Rock, great-great grandson of R.
E. Lee Wilson, presented this yearís award medallion. Margo Travis
AufderHeide, who received the Wilson Award in 1976, presented Fulton
a scholarship check from the Wilson Fellows, comprised of past
winners, to continue his education.
Distinguished Service Awards announced yesterday
ASU Chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts
presented the Distinguished Service Awards, which are based on
scholarship, contributions to student life, and involvement in
university activities. This year, 23 students were nominated
for a Distinguished Service Award.
Distinguished Service Award winners are, from left, Yana-Janell
Scott, Kevin Linker, Rachel Caitlin Farris, Kyle Fulton, Quan Poole,
Heather Gillion, and Brian C. Flagg.
In addition to Fulton, the recipients of the annual Distinguished
Service Award for 2008-2009 were Rachel Caitlin
Farris, Brian C. Flagg, Heather Gillion, Kevin
Linker, Quan Poole, and Yana-Janell Scott.
All of the Distinguished Service Award winners have numerous
achievements in leadership roles, campus activities and academics.
For details about this year's Wilson Award winner, or the
Distinguished Service Award winners, see the
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