Bridgewater College recently recognized Caroline Reid with this year’s Melissa Jett Community Service Award for her leadership during her time on campus, including volunteering and fundraising.
Reid majored in liberal studies and
business administration and minored in Spanish, earning a position in national
foreign language honor society Alpha Mu Gamma. She was on the college’s Conduct
Hearing Board and the Committee on Teaching Education.
During her time at Bridgewater, she
volunteered with the Rockingham County 4-H, completing internships with the
Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H over the past three summers, and fundraising
for the Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp.
Reid’s name will be added to a plaque for
the award, located in the Center for Cultural Engagement, and she received a
certificate in recognition of the award. She plans to begin an 18-week
internship at Disney World in Olrando, Florida, through the Disney College
Program, in the fall.
The award is named after former Bridgewater student Melissa D. Jett who died in 1997 following a traffic accident while on campus. She would have graduated with the class of 1999, and her two years on campus were marked by service to others.