Toyin Showole '04 has
been chosen as the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Province Leader of the
Year, a first in St. Lawrence University's history.
ODK Circle, of which there are over 300 nationally, may annually
nominate a Circle Leader of the Year; at St. Lawrence, nominations
have been made for at least the past five years. Circle Leaders enter
a competition for Province Leader of the Year; there are 13 Circles
in the Province to which the University belongs. For the first time
ever, the Province Leader of the Year is the representative from St.
She will now go on to compete with the other 16 Province
Leaders for ODK Leader of the Year. There is only one chosen.According
to ODK, "The Leader of the Year Award is one of the Society's
most coveted awards. This award recognizes students who have made a
qualitative difference in their institutions and in the lives of others.
Each circle can nominate its Circle Leader of the Year for the Province
Leader of the Year Award. The 16 province nominees then compete for
the National Leader of the Year Award."
Showole, of Staten Island, New
York, will graduate with a degree in biology and begins medical school
this summer at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. In addition
to being active in St. Lawrence's ODK Circle, Showole has also been
a member of the volleyball team, a participant in the Collegiate
Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP), a residential Community
Assistant (CA), Organic Chemistry tutor, staff writer for The
Hill News (student newspaper), an admissions tour guide, a member
of Beta Beta Beta (biology honorary) and student delegate to the Alumni
Posted: May 7, 2004