Elisa Jones recognized as student leader
May 03, 2012
Elisa Jones, an Oxford College sophomore, has been recognized for her service and leadership with the Oxford Student Leader of the Month Award. Recipients of the award are nominated by members of Oxford's faculty and staff.
Honi Migdol, Oxford's director of student involvement and leadership, announced the award and released the words of one of Jones's nominators:
Elisa is by far one of the most amazing students I have ever had the opportunity to work with and constantly impresses me. She is a phenomenal RA where she is a role model to the campus and her staff...As an RA, Elisa focused on cyber bullying at the beginning of the semester on her hall through bulletin boards and education on appropriate online postings via social media. She is available and approachable to her residents and I constantly hear from them how appreciative they are of her. Elisa is also an amazing leader on her RA staff. She is never afraid to confront other team members in an appropriate and mature way and hold them to a high standard.
Elisa is one of the most mature students I have ever met. Elisa is always willing to learn how to be better at whatever she is doing and takes advantage of teachable moments. I have never met a student that works harder than she does in all aspects of her life. She consistently impresses me with her strength and determination to be a great role model to her peers with concern for her friends and her desire to follow her dreams. Elisa's heart truly belongs to Oxford and its community in how she interacts with other students and her desire to do well here in all aspects of being a student, a leader, and a friend. She has expressed to me many times how fortunate she is to attend Oxford and how much she values the education she is receiving in the classroom and outside. She has shared with me how her experience at Oxford has helped her expand her appreciation for diversity coming from Gainesville, GA. She embraces the differences of students and values the interactions with others she has had at Oxford. All of this and more have made her an asset to the Oxford community. When we think of student leaders, it can be really easy to think of the ones whose faces we see the most; however, sometimes it's the ones in the hall having those important conversations, being a positive role model to other through academics, and holding other students accountable who are the strongest ones around.