b'p reSiDentSA wArD forA CADemiCe xCellenCe f All2020 r eCipientSS prinG2020 r eCipientSC olleGe ofh umAnitieS& S oCiAlS CienCeS h Arleyl AnGDAleJ r . C olleGe ofB uSineSSA DminiStrAtionD Aniellee lizABethC ollumof Moultrie, Georgia, is the recipient oft homASl yrSkovJ eSperSenof the Spring 2020 Presidents Award forHerning, Denmark, is the recipient of Academic Excellence for the Collegethe Spring 2020 Presidents Award for of Humanities and Social Sciences atAcademic Excellence for the Harley Valdosta State University. She graduatedLangdale Jr. College of Business summa cum laude with a Bachelor ofAdministration at Valdosta State Arts in Psychology during VSUs virtualUniversity. He graduated summa cum 229th Commencement on May 9. laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International It means a great deal to me to beBusiness, a Bachelor of Business named the top graduate of my collegeAdministration in Management, and because I have really tried to do my best academically over thea Minor in Entrepreneurship during last four years, she said. Its nice to have something tangible toVSUs virtual 229th Commencement on May 9. commemorate that. I also really enjoy the field of study Ive chosen. Its rewarding to be recognized in an area that I love.I am truly honored to receive this award and to represent the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, he said. My time As a student at VSU, Collum was a member of The Society forat VSU has taught me that hard work and a stimulating environment Collegiate Leadership and Achievement, Golden Key Internationalare important for success, so I would like to thank my teammates, Honour Society, Alpha Lambda Delta: The International Honorclassmates, and professors. Society for First-Year Success, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. SheAs a student-athlete at VSU, Jespersen was a member of the Mens worked as a lifeguard at a hometown pool and even served as poolGolf Team, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Business manager during the summer after her junior year.Student Advisory Council, the Society for International Students, and Beta Gamma Sigma: The International Business Honor Society. I am also heavily involved in my church, and my faith is a huge part of my life, she shared. Jespersens commitment to academic and athletic excellence resulted in him earning repeated spots on the Deans List, the Collums commitment to academic excellence resulted in her earning2020 Outstanding Senior International Business Award, the 2019 repeated spots on the Deans List, as well as being recognized as anOutstanding Senior Management Award, the 2018-2019 and 2019-outstanding student in her program. She was a HOPE Scholar.2020 Student Athlete Academic Award, the Steele Scholarship, and the Belk Hudson Management Scholarship. After graduation Collum joined the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. She has already served as a COVID-19 contactJespersen plans to continue his education and pursue a Master of tracer in Colorado and worked with the American Red CrossBusiness Administration in the near future. He aspires to be a leader providing disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Laura in Newin an international corporation. Until then he said he wants to Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently in New Mexico building housesexpand my knowledge of international cultures and gain more work with Habitat for Humanity. She plans to pursue opportunities toexperience. He is the son of Lone Lyrskov Jespersen and Michael teach English in Spain and study occupational therapy in the nearJespersen. future. She is the daughter of Rick and Donna Collum and sister of Jared Collum. 42 |VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY'