Dickerson, Ly Receive Dean of Students Leadership Award

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 9, 2010

Kathleen D. Dickerson ’10 and Danny Ly ’10 were awarded the Dean of Students Leadership Award at the Arcadia University Honors Convocation on March 27. This award is presented to recognize and honor senior students for their influence on others, their commitment to Arcadia University, and constant efforts to enhance student life at Arcadia University.

“This award is presented to students who have demonstrated a significant depth and breadth of leadership experience that enhances student life on campus. These two students have been part of the organization of many significant events and programs on campus, have served as role models and mentors for their peers, have maintained strong academic records, and have extended their reach off-campus through community service,” said Assistant Professor Mark Wade.

Dickerson, of Brick, N.J., has been a Resident Assistant for two years. She was a member of the Orientation team for three years, two as a member of the Orientation Planning Executive Committee. 

She is a tutor for the Learning Resource Network. Dickerson has studied abroad in Spain, Argentina, Guatemala and Greece.  “Argentina and Spain were both service trips. In Argentina, I tutored homeless students and ran health and nutrition workshops for homeless mothers. In Spain, I translated for doctors,” she says. After graduating, she would like to teach English in the Philadelphia School District.

Ly, of Bensalem, Pa., is a Commuter Assistant and has been an Orientation Leader for three years. He is a member of Knight Club and on the men’s tennis team. Ly enjoyed London Preview and “traveled to Louisiana for the alternative spring break to help people due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” he says. After graduation, he plans to teach, possibly in the Peace Corps.