Filer and Shiffer recognized for character trait of fairness

Lauren Filer and Alisha Shiffer, recent graduates from Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University, were recognized for exemplifying the character trait of fairness this past spring semester. Each year, the College honors selected students by choosing them as CHARACTER COUNTS! students for various character traits.  

Lauren Filer
Lauren Filer

Filer is from Frostburg, Md. and is a graduate of Mountain Ridge High School. She earned an associate of arts degree from PSC as a general studies major. Filer served as co-captain of the Potomac State Women’s Soccer Team and was a two-year starter in the position of forward. She also made the NJCAA All-Tournament Team this year.

Mark Sprouse, head women’s soccer coach, had this to say, “As co-captain of the soccer team, Lauren was in a position of relative power, yet she always treated her teammates with fairness and caring, thereby gaining the respect of the team.” She is the daughter of William Filer and Michele Filer.

Shiffer is from Augusta, W.Va. and graduated from the College this past May with an associate of arts degree in agriculture with an emphasis in horticulture. She served as a resident assistant (RA) in University Place and was honored as the ‘RA Rookie of the Year.’ She was a two-year member of the Diversity Club and served as the Club’s president for one year. Additionally, Shiffer was an active member of Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and the Sigma Phi Omega Honor

Alisha Shiffer
Alisha Shiffer

Society. According to one source, “If a wrong was committed by a student, Alisha was one of the first to vocalize the injustice and attempt to ensure a correction. She made every attempt to treat everyone fair and equal.” Shiffer is the daughter of Michelle McRae.

Potomac State will continue to honor students with the CHARACTER COUNTS! Program, which is an outgrowth of The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping people make principled decisions in order that they might live with greater integrity.