Assistant Director of Admission Receives Rick Snow Award

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Leah Ripley, assistant director of admission at West Virginia Wesleyan College, was the 2013 recipient of the Rick Snow “Distinguished Young Professional” Award at the West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (WVACRAO) conference that took place October 9-11 at the Mountaineer Casino and Resort in Chester, WV.

The Rick Snow “Distinguished Young Professional” Award was created in 1991 to honor distinguished young professionals in Admissions, Records, or Enrollment Management who have made a significant contribution to WVACRAO.  The award commemorates Richard Snow, the Registrar/Director of Admissions at Bluefield State College who befriended and mentored many new admissions and records professionals through the years.  A nominee should have been active in WVACRAO a minimum of three years, but no more than eight years.  A commitment to WVACRAO may have been demonstrated by regular attendance at annual conferences, program participation as presenters, recorders, or moderators, committee involvement, and other professional activities.  The award may be given to only one person per year, but is not necessarily awarded each year.

Ripley has been involved with WVACRAO for the past three years through the West Virginia College Day Tour and attending the annual conference each year.  For the past two years, Ripley has been active in the organization as a Conference note taker and presenter and has recently been selected to serve as chair of the West Virginia College Day committee for the 2014-2015 school year.

“I am honored to receive the Rick Snow Award for my service with WVACRAO,” stated Ripley.  “I have had the pleasure to meet some amazing people and have made lifelong friends thanks to this organization that I truly believe in and am privileged to serve.  There are some truly incredible individuals working in higher education in the state of West Virginia, and I am thrilled to have been recognized by them.”