PR senior receives top university honor
The University of South Carolina presented its highest student honor,
the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award to Lauren Nottoli, a public relations
student from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Lauren is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia.
Mentoring roles during her time at Carolina have included both the
Emerging Leader and Greek Emerging Leader Programs, as well as service
as a University 101 Peer Leader.
She served as president of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, during
her junior and senior years, and was named one of the top 11 presidents
of her sorority nationally. Her involvement in Dance Marathon includes
work as a dancer, Miracle Cup coordinator, external director and
mini-marathon director for Dance Marathon. She was a top five finalist
in this year’s University Homecoming Showcase, and a finalist
for USC’s Outstanding Woman of the Year award.
“I am most proud of getting to know so many people and making
an impact on them. I wanted to let them have a great experience like
I have had here,” she said. “One of the greatest contributions
I have brought to this university is sharing my love for USC with
high school students in the form of Dance Marathon.”
After graduation in May,
she will travel as a collegiate leadership consultant for her sorority,
Gamma Phi Beta, and plans to attend law school in fall 2014.
This is the second consecutive year that a public relations student
has received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award; Christina
Galardi won the honor in 2012.
Sullivan awards are given each year to one graduating woman and
one graduating man for outstanding achievements, campus leadership,
exemplary character and service to the community. The award, given
at 15 colleges and universities across the country, is named for
the 19th-century New York lawyer and philanthropist.