Editor’s Note: This is the second of 10 profiles of nominees for the 2011 Student Employee of the Year award that will be presented at the Annual Student Employment Awards Luncheon April 11.
According to Eva Moberg-Sarver, admissions events coordinator, it is rare that one encounters a student like Megan McGowan.
Moberg-Sarver is so impressed with the senior occupational therapy major and Batavia resident, that when the request came for student ambassadors to give campus tours to the final presidential candidates, McGowan was the first name that came to mind.
“Megan not only knows her facts about Keuka, and what makes this small school on the lake special, but her passion for what Keuka offers students is clear,” said Moberg-Sarver. “She knows how to connect with potential students, and always follows up on their questions. That is something many visiting families comment on during campus interviews and campus visit evaluations.
“Megan embodies all of the characteristics of a knowledgeable and active Keuka student,” said Moberg-Sarver. “Her degree of professionalism is not one we often see in college-age students. She is efficient, hard working, willing to learn and retain new projects, has a great personality and is dependable.”
Accordingly, McGowan has been entrusted with tasks that are not typically assigned to student ambassadors, including helping with new prospect data entry, assembling acceptance packages, and conducting inventory of marketing materials.
McGowan was awarded a Board of Trustees Scholarship, “and has continued to maintain a high level of academic excellence throughout her college career,” said Moberg-Sarver.
She also excels outside the classroom. A member if the tennis team, McGowan was named to the All-NEAC first team in doubles and second team in singles, and is a scholar athlete.
“Megan always goes above and beyond what is expected of her, and she is the first to volunteer to help out with any task,” said Moberg-Sarver. “Megan is not only an extremely strong occupational therapy student and athlete, but she is an irreplaceable student ambassador for Keuka College.”