The Adviser of the Year is given to a faculty member who has provided exceptional support to her or his student advisees. Students submit nominations and the academic affairs committee of the Student Government Association chooses the recipient.
The SGA Student Leader of the Year Award, established in 2012 by the Student Government Association 2011-12 Executive Board, is presented to a student who exemplifies outstanding leadership and mentorship while having a positive impact on Hood students. The recipient is chosen by the SGA Executive Board from nominations submitted by students based on characteristics exemplified by Olivia White, vice president for student life and dean of students. This year’s recipient is Kaylene Wright.
Kaylene is a graduating senior with a double major in communication arts and political science. She has been highly involved as a leader on the Hood campus for the past four years and is compassionate, driven and dedicated. SGA believes that Kaylene represents the best qualities of Hood; through her excellent leadership, she truly embodies the College’s mission and motto to both help and inspire others.