August 15, 2017

CARTERVILLE — John A. Logan College is one of only three community colleges in the state to be recognized for student leadership on campus.

The College has been awarded the 2017 Ed Snyder Merit Book Award, an award given annually to student governments who submit a binder or bound document that provides an impressive account of activities and service provided.

The criteria for receiving the statewide award require a demonstration of excellence in six areas: Student Voice, Assistance to Other Clubs and Organizations, Student Leadership Training, Community and/or Committee Service, Assuring Provision of Programming and Assuring Continuity of Governance.

The student activity at John A. Logan College stood out.

“This is something we all should be very proud of,” said Dr. Ron House, president of John A. Logan College. “Our students’ success on a statewide level is impressive and an inspiration to us all. Proof again of our talented student body and student leadership.”

Adrienne Barkley Giffin is the College’s director of student activities and cultural events. She recently received a letter notifying the College of the award.

“It’s such a joy to see the College’s efforts recognized with this award,” Giffin said. “Many people came together to make all of these projects, activities, and programs successful. I’m particularly grateful to Victoria Carlock, a student worker, for doing most of the work in assembling our entry, and, also, to all of the students involved in leadership on our campus.”

The award will be officially presented at the 2017 Fall ICCSAA Student Leadership Conference at Southwestern Illinois College on Oct. 20.