College names outstanding student of the year

Friday, February 23, 2001

Lacey, Wash. - Saint Martin's College honored the significant contributions of Shanelle Pierce, the 2001 Outstanding Student Leader of the Year, during homecoming ceremonies.

The annual award recognizes the achievements of a student leader at the college. Students are nominated by fellow students, faculty and staff members and are judged on the basis of several qualities, including values, creative vision and leadership.

Pierce, 21, is a senior with a double major in community service and religious studies. Besides serving as president of the Associated Students of Saint Martin's College, the college's student government association, she is responsible for developing and organizing the college's first service trip to México this spring. Pierce, who is from Monroe, Wash., has also been a resident assistant advisor, director of ASSMC communications and spends time during the school year giving tours to prospective students and their families as a student ambassador in the admissions office. She has also been an active member of the Soccer Club, and Campus Ministry Organization.

While she has remained active and held various leadership positions, Pierce has maintained a 3.87 cumulative grade point average and has been on the college's academic honor roll throughout her college career. She is a member of the college's honor society, the Society of Fellows.

Pierce is the daughter of Kathleen and Richard Pierce, of Monroe.

For more information:
Christina Ramirez-Milhoan
Office of Communication
360-438-4541 or