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Speed Student and Student Council receives recognition

Speed School Senior Jared Hatfield and Speed School Student Council were recognized Monday, April 12 during a ceremony which honored outstanding students and organizations on campus.

 In their 11th year, UofL Student Awards are based on leadership, service and involvement. Nominations are made by students, faculty and staff. The final recipients are selected by a committee. 

 Congratulations to:

 Jared Hatfield: Hatfield has been involved in groups and initiatives at the Speed School of Engineering since first enrolling at UofL. He has progressed through many leadership roles with the Speed School Student Council, and now is director of administration. In 2007, he founded the Student Tablet User Group (STUG) that focused on helping students who were required to use a Tablet PC in their classes. Hatfield filmed, starred in and edited all but one of the more than 30 episodes (to date) of Tablet Tips, an Internet video series.

Collaboration Award: Speed School Student Council

Recognizes an outstanding project, activity or program jointly coordinated by student organizations or groups that has enhanced the university community.

Speed School Student Council is host to several activities that are designed to bring out students to meet other students, professional societies, faculty and the dean. At UofL they work with the Career Center with the career fair and the dean's office with the Dean's Forum. Throughout the summer they invite incoming freshman to attend outreach events to help them get connected to the school. Statewide, they travel to Morehead State University for the Governor's Scholars Program where they help students learn about what engineering is and all the fun involved in it. Finally they work with the Triangle Fraternity on a Leadership Advantage Program -- a four-day day camp for incoming freshman that takes place two weeks before the fall semester to prepare them to start their college experience. 

Read about other award recipients.

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