Limestone Student Leadership Organization Earns National Award

Community service and a commitment to helping others, longtime hallmarks of the Limestone College experience, were recognized at a national conference recently when the College's Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) was awarded the Jenzabar Foundation's Best in Class award during a conference in Beverly, Massachusetts.

SALC is comprised of students who serve as ambassadors for Limestone and represent the College to its alumni, campus and community constituencies.

Mark Pursley '10 (left), president of SALC at Limestone, and Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation and CEO and Chairman of Jenzabar, Inc.

Jenzabar officials presented the award and a $1,000 grant to SALC representatives Mark Pursley, a senior from Rock Hill, S.C. who is serving as president of SALC, and K.C. Barnhill, director of alumni and parent programs and SALC advisor. The award was in recognition of SALC's highly successful second annul 5K race fundraiser which raised $5,000; all of which was given to the Cherokee Children's Home.

"We feel truly honored to be recognized by such a world-class organization like Jenzabar," said Pursley. "At Limestone, we take to heart the notion of helping others, and helping children is such a humbling and rewarding experience."

According to Jenzabar Foundation executive director John A Beahm, Limestone's Best in Class award was a "direct result of SALC's nomination for a 2009 Student Leadership Award, which drew nearly 150 nominations from institutions across the United States."

Other institutions recognized with the Best in Class award included Florida State University, Harvard College, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, Cottey College and Midway College.