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Delta Student Earns YWCA Emerging Leader Award

March 4, 2019

Jamie DwyerAccounting student Jamie Dwyer of Midland will be honored for her many contributions to the Delta College community and beyond with a YWCA Emerging Leader Award in a ceremony at the Horizons Center in Saginaw on March 20.

The award recognizes women between the ages of 18-25 who demonstrate emerging leadership skills and who, through their character, accomplishments, and activities, exhibit a philosophy of empowerment of women and a commitment to the community. The award is given annually to one student from each regional school, Delta College, Northwood University, Saginaw Valley State University and Central Michigan University.

Dwyer is a student in the 3+1 program and intends to transfer to Northwood University. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.

She is a writing tutor at the WRIT (Writing, Reading Information Technology) Center and has also worked in Disability Services as a tutor in Accounting, Advanced Algebra and English/Reading. Last fall, she also participated in the Student Leadership Academy. An accomplished performer, Dwyer participates in chamber choir and chorale, where she has soloed and provided violin accompaniment.

"Just being nominated was a surprise, there are so many great leaders at Delta," Dwyer said. "I enjoy everything about Delta, not just the WRIT Center. But tutoring does give the best feeling, the feeling of satisfaction that even on my worst days I did something to help someone else, to help them realize their potential, to help them learn."