Four NC State students to be honored with Mathews Medals

April 19, 2012
By Bill Krueger

Four graduating seniors have been selected to receive the Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to students. The Mathews Medal is modeled after the Watauga Medal and is administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program.

The award is named after Walter J. Mathews, the first student enrolled at the N.C. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889. It recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions based on leadership and service. The medals will be awarded at a ceremony April 22 at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center.

Here are this year’s recipients:

mathews-dennisSam Dennis of Jamestown, N.C. Dennis, a Caldwell Fellow, was president of the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, where he helped organize pep rallies and other events. He served on the Student Government Traditions Commission and was co-editor of The Brick, an annual publication designed to give students more information about NC State traditions.

mathews-girl2Alyse Flick of Raleigh. A pre-med student, Flick was president of the Pre-Med and Pre-Health Club. She provided meals to the homeless through Imagine No Hunger and raised money for and worked to build a home for Habitat for Humanity.  She was awarded a grant to develop educational materials to help teach elementary children about skin cancer.

mathews-girlLindsey Pullum of Wilmington, N.C. Pullum was the elections chair for Student Government. She founded the university’s first Arabic Club, and as a resident adviser, she organized educational and cultural programs for other students. At the Students Advocating for Youth Village, she mentored an elementary school student and a number of incoming freshmen.

mathews-chandlerChandler Thompson of High Point, N.C. Thompson served as student body president. She was co-editor and creator of The Brick and a founding member of Kappa Delta sorority. She served on the NC State Board of Trustees.

— Sylvia Adcock ’81


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