Christopher Williams of Spencer and Rebecca M. Fint of Aurora have been chosen as this years Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer at West Virginia University.
That announcement was made during halftime festivities of Saturdays (Nov. 13) WVU -Boston College football game.
Williams, a senior graphic design and art education major, is the first vice president of service of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, team captain of the WVU cheerleading squad and a member of the National Art Education Association WVU student chapter, among other activities.
His honors include being inducted into the Mortar Board national senior honorary, as well as making the College of Creative Arts Deans List seven semesters and Athletic Directors Honor Roll four semesters.
He also received the spring 2004 APO Presidents Award and the spring 2002 National Presidential Service Award.
Reflecting on his WVU experience, he said there are three essential elements in a Mountaineers spirit: pride, family and generosity.
As a WVU student, I am proud to be a part of a university that truly cares about this state,Williams said.Throughout all of WVU , you can see how we come together to support and watch out for each other.
He is the son of Donald and Patricia Williams.
A senior physical education/teacher education major, Fint was sponsored by the Collegiate 4-H Club. She has held many leadership positions in 4-H including 2002-03 secretary and 2001-02 social chair, and she currently serves as a committee chair on the National Collegiate 4-H Conference Planning Committee.
In addition to 4-H, she is involved with the Physical Education Majors Club and was selected as a WVU Extension Service Representative to Romania this past summer. She has also served on the WVU Presidents Committee for Nutrition and Wellness.
Among her honors are the Anna Shuman Physical Education Scholarship, which
she received three consecutive years, and the 2000-01 WVU Leadership Scholarship. She also made the School of Physical Education Deans List in 2002 and 2004. In 2001, she was honored as a Mountain State Forest Festival Princess.
Being a Mountaineer is not simply becoming a student,she wrote in her application essay.It is the person you are. Mountaineers become active in our school, continue to show our support and never forget the days we held at WVU . We hold our state and university in our hearts and show our spirit by loving our school and all for which it stands.
Her parents are Joseph and Stacy Fint.