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Biggers wins big: 126th R.E. Lee Wilson Award given to Candice Mey-Biggers

Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 17:04

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Xinzhong Zhao/Herald

Candice "Candi" Mey-Biggers received the 126th R.E. Lee Wilson Award last week during a ceremony at the Cooper Alumni Center. The Wilson Award is given annually to the university's most outstanding graduate. The award is given to someone who displays character, determination, involvement and academic achievement.

Candice “Candi” Mey-Biggers, a communications disorder major of ASU, is this year’s recipient of the 126th R. E. Lee Wilson award, the highest Distinguished Student award at ASU.

Biggers, who graduates in May 2012, was recognized Thursday, April 5 as Distinguished Student Awards were given in a ceremony at the Cooper Alumni Center.

Biggers grew up in Jonesboro, AR where she graduated from Valley View High School. Upon graduating, Biggers enrolled at ASU as an early childhood education major.

At ASU, Biggers became an implementer through Abilities Unlimited for a now 19 year old girl with Down Syndrome.

“Through working with her and volunteering at a summer program, I was exposed to the different therapy fields and soon changed my major to communication disorders,” Biggers said.

A member of Alpha Gamma Delta, Biggers has been an Orientation Leader for two years and was head Orientation Leader this past year.

She has also served two years as a member of the student conduct board and is vice president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

This past year, Biggers participated in the Global Student Leader program. She was also chosen as Who's Who among colleges and universities, served on the executive committee of Relay for Life and had the honor of being named ASU Homecoming Queen.

Biggers currently serves on two shared government committees -- one for financial aide and scholarships and one for admissions.  

Following graduation in May, Biggers plans to attend graduate school at ASU and obtain a master’s in communication disorders. After which, she will become a speech-language pathologist where she will specialize in working with children with developmental disabilities in a private clinic.

For the aspiring student finding their way, Biggers says, “Find some aspect of campus to get involved in, whether it be big or small. Make the most of your experience at ASU and it can do marvelous things for you in return, it has for me!”

The other students who received Distinguished Student Awards are as follows:

Adrian Everett of McGehee, JoNece Carter of North Little Rock, Kohl McCone of Monticello, Morgan Fincher Trevathan of Jonesboro, and Neena Veil of Jonesboro.

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