HARTSVILLE, S.C. (05/04/2012)(readMedia)-- Coker College student Caitlyn Driscoll, of Grand Island, N.Y., recently received an Excellence in Leadership Award and the Rebekah Chapman Memorial Award during a celebratory banquet held April 19 at the Hartsville Country Club. Driscoll, a chemistry major, served as vice president of the Student Government Association and as residence life coordinator and is also a member of the cross country team.
For many years, Coker has made a tradition of honoring its student leaders. In the past, the customs of the May Court were observed, combining the recognition of selected student leaders with the celebration of spring and the conclusion of the academic year. Over time, the celebration has evolved into what is now the Excellence in Leadership Awards Banquet where students from each class are honored for their outstanding contributions to college life.
The Rebekah Chapman Memorial Award is given annually in memory of former Coker student Rebekah Chapman and in honor of her sister Sarah. The award is given to the student leader who embodies the spirit of the campus. Recipients are actively involved in college life, serve as constant cheerleaders for the College and are a friend to everyone.
Established in 1908, Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.