Bishop Robert Smith Award Winner for 2014: Marjorie Elizabeth Burdette
Bishop Robert Smith Award
This is the highest and most selective honor an undergraduate can achieve at the College of Charleston. These award winners are selected by a committee composed of the Provost, the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs and former award winners. The BRS was established by former President Theodore Stern to recognize seniors who exceptional demonstrate leadership and academic excellence.
About Elizabeth (sociology): she was a William Aiken Fellow who will pursue a job to gain experience in the non-profit and/or higher education field next year. She participated in the Bonner Leader Program for four year and was Bonner Senior Intern. Elizabeth led two alternative break trips and participated in two others. She received a Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State, to study Hindi in India. Elizabeth volunteered in the ESL program at St. Matthews Church, at Darkness to Light and at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. She was inducted into the Higdon Student Leadership Center’s Hall of Leaders for her work with the Alternative Break program.