Brice receives Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Award

Marquest Brice

Potomac State College of West Virginia University recently honored many of their students, faculty and staff with awards and recognition during its annual Weekend of Honors ceremonies. The Keyser Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self”Award was presented to Marquest Brice by Dinah Courrier, Professor Emerita of Office Systems Technology. 

Brice, from Gastonia, N.C., is a graduate of Hunter Huss High School.  He is majoring in business administration, is a member of the Student Government Association and serves as president of the Black Student Alliance Club (BSA). 

His volunteer efforts have been numerous and include: a local talent show, Black History Month events and the second annual ‘Tribute to Soul Food’ event.  He assisted with several dances which were co-sponsored with the Ag & Forestry Club.  Brice also spent countless hours coordinating events, gathering participants and obtaining speakers.

He has been instrumental in working with the College to develop a new scholarship that will be awarded through the BSA Club. 

According to Rotary guidelines, the recipient of this award must demonstrate exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others.  “Marquest epitomizes the motto of Rotary International which is, ‘Service Above Self,’” said Courrier.