Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award
The award is presented to the student of the senior class who has made the most unselfish contribution(s) to the student body and the College of Charleston. It is awarded to a student of the graduating class for special achievement. Nominations will be accepted from the student body, faculty, and staff. The recipient will receive a cash award and a plaque.
Jessica Amber Cantrell. Nominated by Alison Piepmeier of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Together with Dr. Piepmeier, Amber secured a grant to do research in feminist disability studies. Amber is completing a bachelor’s essay bridging the gaps between disability studies and fat studies. Amber has worked two years with the REACH program at the College of Charleston, our fully inclusive program for students with intellectual disabilities. This work and her scholarship have given me great respect for Amber’s work ethic, her dedication and her trustworthiness.