Alexis Catron-Williams Awarded National Tau Sigma Scholarship
Alexis Catron-Williams, a senior majoring in Accounting, with a concentration in Management was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Tau Sigma Honor Society for Transfer Students. Lexy will graduate from Eastern Kentucky University at the end of this semester. Alexis transferred to EKU in the Fall of 2016 from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She was invited to join Tau Sigma in the Spring of 2017 after completing fifteen hours her first semester at EKU with 3.6 GPA. Alexis has been very active in Tau Sigma, she was elected treasurer for Tau Sigma and has served in that capacity admirably. She has attended the last two National Tau Sigma Leadership Conferences in Orlando and Chicago and co-presented with former president Ashleigh Fletcher at the Chicago conference. In addition to her service to Tau Sigma, she is the Vice President of the EKU chapter of ODK National Leadership Society. She also serves as the Public Relations Officer of the EKU campus’ accounting society. Lexy has begun her final semester and is serving in an internship with Platinum Roofing, located here in Richmond. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in the fall from the University of Kentucky.
Tau Sigma National Honor Society is a national honor society designed exclusively for transfer students! The mission of Tau Sigma is to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students." Tau Sigma provides its members opportunities to earn scholarships, attend leadership conferences, take leadership positions in the university, serve others at the university and in the community, all while developing friendships and becoming a more integral part of the university to which they transferred! Students who transfer to EKU will be invited to join after their first semester at EKU if they meet the requirements.
EKU’s Epsilon Epislon Chapter of Tau Sigma has been active since Fall 2013. Five hundred thirty-three transfer students have chosen to accept the invitation for membership. We currently have one hundred sixty eight active members on our role. We strive to ensure transfer students success by hosting Wheat & Greet for incoming transfer students each semester and sitting on student panels during Transfer Tours at the university to answer potential student questions about transferring to EKU. We also provide opportunities for our members to build their network through social outings, service projects and leadership. Our representatives have been able to attend the annual leadership conference each year and our members have received approximately six thousand dollars in scholarships over the years.