Zouras receives college's Student Leadership Award
Ellen Zouras, president of the Women in Technology student group, received the 2011 College of Technology Student Leadership Award Monday (April 11).
As the winner, Zouras will receive $200 for Women in Technology to use for a service project.
Other nominees for the award were Spencer Douglas, representing the National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter, and David Lehmann, representing the Mechanical Contractors Association Student Chapter.
During the awards reception, Branden Burke, the 2010 award recipient, provided an update on how his student organization, Associated General Contractors (AGC), will use the $200 award.
AGC members and other volunteers will travel to Indianapolis April 30 to rehabilitate homes in the Super Bowl Legacy Project area. They will volunteer with Rebuilding Together – Indianapolis, and 500 other volunteers, to work on 16 homes during the day.
Burke challenged the 2011 nominees to continue to stress the importance of volunteering among their peers.
“We are the future of our industry,” he said.
Volunteering was the theme of the evening. Duane Dunlap, associate dean for Statewide Technology, delivered remarks highlighting the lessons he has learned over a lifetime of volunteering.
Zouras is a junior majoring in building construction management. During her three years in the College of Technology, she has served as president, treasurer and fund-raising chair for the Women in Technology organization. She also serves as a mentor for the Women in Technology Learning Community and volunteers for college camps aimed at attracting more females to the college.