Celina Student Wins Vol State Leadership Award

Submitted on April 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Carol Abney of Celina was recently honored with the Robert M. Ruff Distinguished Leadership Award during the annual Student Leadership Luncheon at Volunteer State Community College. Abney, a Vol State at Livingston student, was recognized for her work as a Supplemental Instruction Leader and with the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Abney started the NSLS chapter in Livingston and organized a number of community service activities with the student group. Abney is an Honors Program student with a 4.0 grade point average. She is currently working to establish an Honors Program on the Livingston campus.

The Robert M. Ruff Award is named for Professor of History and Political Science, Dr. Robert Ruff. The criteria for the award include dedication, dependability, sensitivity, objectivity and the ability to motivate others. Dr. Ruff is retiring this year after 39 years of service with Vol State. He worked closely with student clubs and organizations throughout his career, both as advisor and mentor.


Pictured: Carol Abney (right) receives the leadership award from Dr. Robert Ruff (left).

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