SU roundup: Cross wins leadership award

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WINCHESTER – Senior student-athlete Ashley Cross has been named the winner of the Timothy Doak Mentor Leadership Award in selections announced Tuesday afternoon by Byrd School of Business Faculty.

Cross, a field hockey/lacrosse student-athlete at Shenandoah, earns the award through her work with the First-Year Seminar (FYS) program.

She maintains a 3.03 GPA as a business administation major with minors in communications and entrepreneurship.

On the field, Cross earned All-ODAC accolades in both lacrosse and field hockey in 2013 and was named as the league’s Player of the Year in field hockey.

Last month, she became the first SU field hockey player to be named NFHCA All-Region.

“Mentors go through a rigorous selection process and must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered and retained in the program,” said Director of General Education and First-Year Seminar Amy Sarch, Ph.D.

“This year Ashley mentored for Dr. Miles Davis’ class, ‘Marijuana, Contraception and Same-Sex Partnerships: Contemporary Social Issues in the Business World’.

“This award is given to the student mentor who can be counted on consistently inside and outside the classroom, shows initiative and follows through on ideas that goes beyond what is required.”

Cross was nominated for the award by Davis, dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, and the members of his class.

“Ashley is the personification of the Timothy Doak Mentor Leadership Award,” Davis said. “She consistently showed initiative in dealing with students, and even dealing directly with me. Ashley has a can-do spirit and I am fortunate to have her as a mentor.”