2012 Recipient : UofMN

Rory Williams

Though I have been a student at the University of Minnesota for less than a year, during that time I have prided myself on high academic performance while actively getting involved on campus. The first purpose of attending college is to get a good education, and because of that, academics have been my first priority. My performance has reflected this, carrying 18 credits during my first semester while maintaining a 4.0 GPA in the College of Biological Sciences Honors Program. Taking classes including chemistry, Chinese, and music theory, I am continuing to pursue my interests in music—with a minor in piano performance—and in Chinese, in addition to my biology major.
While academics come first, I balance this with strong involvement in Delta Chi and in many other ways on campus and in the community. After being initiated this fall, I have actively become involved in our chapter and in the Greek community. Through both being Sweetheart week chair and having the honor of being selected as Alpha Gamma Delta’s sweetheart, I have set a foundation off of which my role will greatly grow throughout my college experience. My involvement, however, is not limited to Delta Chi. I place an emphasis on both community service and on student group involvement. In high school, I volunteered tutoring Minneapolis elementary school students and in a variety of other ways, and plan to continue this service as I begin at the University. Already, I have been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity throughout the year and am a founding executive member of the Ethics in Medicine and Global Health student group. However, this is just the beginning. Throughout my next three years as I University of Minnesota Delta Chi, I will expand my involvement, and encourage my Delta Chi brothers to do the same.

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