Katlyn Taylor named Outstanding Student at Potomac State College

Katlyn Taylor

Katlyn Taylor was named the “E. William Noland Outstanding Student” for 2012 at Potomac State College of West Virginia University this spring.

Taylor was a pre-pharmacy major from Cumberland, Md. She served as president of the College’s Circle K Club and as an active member raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She assisted with the blood mobile and blood screenings, served as president of the Life Science Club and was an active participant on the Relay For Life team.

Taylor is a member of the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society and was named to the Provost’s Lists for all semesters in which she has attended Potomac State.  

She is actively involved in her community, serving as an American Red Cross youth volunteer, a member of the Youth Health Service Corp., and a member of the Medical Reserve Corp. Taylor has served as a teacher’s assistant at a childcare center in Cumberland, Md. and has job-shadowed at pharmacies in Morgantown and Cumberland. She plans to continue her education at West Virginia University where she has already been accepted into the WVU School of Pharmacy in Morgantown, W.Va.

In 1981 Potomac State College received funds from an anonymous donor for the establishment of an outstanding student award. Upon the death of the donor, the award became known as the E. William Noland Outstanding Student Award.

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for the award: (1) the student must be a full-time sophomore; (2) the student must have carried a minimum of 14 semester hours for each of the semesters considered; (3) the student must have been named to the Campus Provost’s List for the first three semesters with no failing grades; (4) the student must have at least two campus leadership and/or service roles; and (5) the student’s conduct must be above reproach. It must also be ascertained that the student has presented no disciplinary problems to the college community.

“Taylor exemplifies what an outstanding student should be and is deserving of this prestigious award,” said College Provost Kerry Odell, who presented the award. Taylor is the daughter of Steve and Leigh Hull and Mike and Nancy Taylor.