Scholars of the Month recognized
Lori Hubbard, COA Representative
April 23, 2012
Filed under Student Government
Scholars are the leaders of our campus and the future leaders for generations to come. Scholars resemble excellence and the desire to achieve greatness. Scholars live busy lives, yet still have time to do great things within our community. Scholars are risk-takers; they are the ones who think outside of the box. Scholars hold their personal standards to the highest level, as they should. Do you know the next Scholar of the Month?
Life is demanding and is always asking so much from each of us. As Embry-Riddle students, we have numerous responsibilities inside and outside of the classroom. We have responsibilities not only to ourselves, but to others around us including family, friends, co-workers, professors, and colleagues.
The Scholar of the Month program is designed to show the students that their SGA supports and admires students that uphold the high standards of our university. As an organization focused on the development of the professional skills needed for participation in a global community, the Student Government Association wants to recognize those students who are not only academically strong, but also those who are involved in our campus community.
The Student Government Association wants to encourage students, faculty and staff to recognize student scholars within our campus for the Scholar of the Month Award. Recipients will receive a certificate, their name engraved on a plaque in the SGA office, and a $25.00 gift card.
The March winners for the Scholar of the Month award were: Stefany Davila, Adam Kuebler, Adrienne Smith, and Gilda Tirra. Each of these recipients of this award was nominated by one of their professors and peers. The SGA encourages peers to recognize one another because the faculty and staff may not be aware of the involvement of the student outside of the classroom. They excel academically and are involved in giving back to the community.
Stefany was nominated by her Omicron Delta Kappa honors fraternity faculty advisor, Dr. Richard Snow. Stefany is a senior in Aerospace Studies Major with her minors in Homeland Security, Humanities, and International Relations.
Stefany is not only one who works tirelessly and efficiently, but she holds title as President of ODK. She coordinated her philanthropy event called, Charity House, with great success despite the adverse weather conditions. She is also a sister of Theta Phi Alpha sorority and works in the volunteer network office. In short, Stefany is organized, efficient, and extremely competent and a no-brainer for Scholar of the Month.
Adam Kuebler was nominated by his classmate, Jonathan Heckman. Adam is senior and is planning to work at United Airlines as a Revenue Management Analyst. He is a very active member of the Embry Riddle and Daytona Beach community.
Throughout his time here at ERAU, he has started a business called, Eagle Trade, and has been a member of various clubs which include: President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, and an active member of Delta Mu Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.
In addition, Adam finished 3rd out of 190 people in the annual Lufthansa Case Challenge. He was a founding member, finance, and marketing director of TEDxEmbryRiddle. As part of the honors program, Adam did a research project on the air cargo market between the US and Brazil; this research was presented at the Symposium on Brazil at Daytona State. Overall, Adam is an awesome student and spectacular leader in our community and he will continue to be successful in the future.
Adrienne Smith was nominated by her professor and Eagles Flight Team coach, Les Westbrooks. Adrienne is a senior in Aeronautical Science Major, who is known to have a pretty sweet demeanor and a willing spirit to help.
Adrienne has demonstrated her excellence by her involvement and scholastic achievements. She is a board member of the Eagles Flight Team, which requires 12 hours a week of formalized, scheduled practice and meetings. She has been assigned many takes in her role as a team secretary and they have been completed in a professional and timely manner.
Additionally, she is an active member of the AOA honors society. She also finds time to tutor her fellow students through a private tutoring service that caters to students on campus. Adrienne exemplifies an outstanding Scholar of the Month.
Gilda was nominated by her fellow Women in Aviation executive board member, Leah MacCallum. Gilda is a senior in Aeronautics Major with minors in Homeland Security and Air Traffic Control. She has held the title as the President of not only Women in Aviation, but also for The Ninety-Nines Chapter for the past two years.
She is also a sister in Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and is an active leader on our campus. Off campus, she enjoys ice skating and volunteers her time teaching basic skating to those wanting to learn. Gilda has a vivacious personality and a big heart. She has been described by her colleagues as hard working, honest and quite an inspiration to the women on our campus. She resembles everything a leader should be and will she continue to be an asset for our future generations to come.
Scholars are students that are just like you. They come from various walks of life and backgrounds. Students are driven, focused, and involved in and out of the classroom. The SGA wants to acknowledge students who show excellence both inside and outside the classroom.
In the past only professors have been allowed to nominate students, but this year, the privilege has been extended to all members of the ERAU community. If you are a professor, an RA, a project leader, or a student, and you feel that a student you know deserves recognition, be sure to nominate them for Scholar of the Month.
Students nominated will be evaluated on their GPA and extracurricular activities, but the main focus is on a short essay written by the nominator; this essay should explain why the nominee is qualified to be Scholar of the Month. Things to be considered should be class participation, academic excellence, community service, extracurricular involvement, and a general desire to help others. While GPA is an important characteristic of a scholar, it is not always the best representation of their work.
As a result, students who show dramatic improvement in their grades over the last few semesters will also receive consideration. The goal is to find the most well rounded student, not just the smartest. Nomination forms can be found under the services tab on the SGA website,