Saint Martin's honors outstanding student leader

Friday, February 15, 2002

Lacey, Wash. - Saint Martin’s College named Emily Thomas of Dufur, Ore., the 2002 Outstanding Student Leader of the Year at its Homecoming dinner and program on Feb. 8.

The annual award recognizes the achievements of a student leader at the college. Nominations are submitted by students, faculty and staff and the nominees are judged on several qualities, including values, creative vision and leadership.

Thomas, 21, is a senior majoring in business marketing. She is president of the student body government, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s College. She helped organize and attended the college’s yearly service trip to Mexico last year and will do so again this May. She serves as student body representative to the college’s board of trustees, is a member of SMC Alive, an on-campus ministry group and is a member of the Saint Martin’s women’s track and cross country teams. Thomas, who maintains a 3.99 GPA, has been named to the Saint Martin’s dean’s list every semester of her college career.

Thomas is the daughter of Bill and Barbara Thomas of Dufur, Ore.

For more information:
Kara Klotz, media specialist
Saint Martin’s Office of Communication
360-438-4541 or