Ashley Jones Selected for Who’s Who Among Students
Ashley Jones, a junior at the VCU School of Nursing and the VCU Honors College, was selected to be included in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges publication.
Each year, a select group of students is named to Who’s Who Among Students. This honor is conferred by more than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and is symbolized by the presentation of an award certificate.
Jones was one of 44 VCU students who received the Who’s Who award on April 26 at the Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony held in the Commonwealth Ballroom of VCU’s Student Commons. For the students – the outstanding campus leaders of the year – national recognition by the Who’s Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic achievement.
“I appreciate that Who’s Who takes time to recognize students who strive for excellence and I am proud to be considered one of them,” Jones said.
Individual schools make selections to Who’s Who Among Students each fall. Campus nominating committees, created to nominate the upper-classmen and graduate students eligible for the program, are composed of representatives from the faculty, administration and student body. To be eligible, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student, have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and must participate in campus or community volunteer activities.
Jones, from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was selected based on being named to the Dean’s list for three consecutive semesters, as well as her participation in numerous activities. A student ambassador for the VCU School of Nursing, Jones has served as a teacher’s aid, tutoring other students for three hours a week during open lab in a Human Anatomy class. She was also an Emerging Health Care Leaders participant, a student led organization for all pre-health majors, and was a pre-nursing mentor in 2010.
Her campus involvement also includes serving as a volunteer for the VCU Chi Alpha Campus Ministry and the VCU Health System. She has also participated in the VCU School of Nursing Alumni Connector program with Corinne Dorsey, N ’54, B.S. ’65, as her mentor.
“For me, receiving this award is an honor and a testament of my determination and sacrifice; it is not easy being an honors nursing student!” Jones said. “It also is a reflection of the wonderful support system I have through my parents, my church, friends, classmates, and the faculty at the VCU School of Nursing.”