Seven Troy University students were elected as TROY’s Most Outstanding Women for 2021.
The Most Outstanding Women is an award presented at TROY to women who have been involved in organizations and activities, and are proactive across campus.
The award is given out every year in the spring, and a banquet is held to acknowledge and appreciate the students selected.
Dominic Williams, the SGA’s vice president of campus affairs, was the coordinator behind this year’s election.
Williams hopes the award inspires students to be leaders across campus.
“I hope people don’t see this as a competition but see this to be inspired by the [upperclassmen] who have been tremendously active and show their pride in their hobbies and what they do on campus,” Williams said. “There were many other women who were very qualified for the award and still work just as hard.
“I hope people are driven to do what they love here on campus and grow not just whatever they’re involved in, but grow in themselves, too.”
To be nominated as an outstanding woman, students must be a senior with at least 90 completed credit hours. An organization, student, faculty or staff member must fill out a nomination ballot for the student.
Each nominated student is interviewed by selected faculty and staff across campus, and the interviewers select several women to receive the award.
Troy University’s 2021 Most Outstanding Women are Alyssa Hartz, Kynsley Rae Blasingame, Destyni Peoples, Mackenzie Martin, Shaley Smith, Gretil Sutton and Jade Blocker.
The women were honored March 18 at a ceremony recognizing Troy’s Most Outstanding Women and Mr. and Miss Trojan Pride.