The recipient of the Frank Bailey Prize is selected by the faculty and the Prize is awarded annually to the senior deemed to have rendered the greatest service to the College in any field. This year, we present the Bailey Prize to an accomplished scholar who has a distinguished record of service to both College and community.
Our Bailey Prize winner majors in Bioengineering and minors in Electrical Engineering. Performing well as a student, our Bailey winner has demonstrated intellectual curiosity, prowess in lab settings, great organizational skills, and an ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. Early on, our Bailey winner sought out research opportunities and all this led to additional opportunities to present findings at national meetings.
Our Bailey recipient also gave early evidence of a willingness to serve, working as an Orientation advisor and member of the Orientation Committee as well as assisting her peers as a note taker. Our Bailey recipient served on the Bioengineering Advisory Committee and as a counselor in the Educating Girls in Engineering (or EDGE) camp. Our Bailey winner reached out to our surrounding community, providing hope in the midst of despair by helping with the clean up following Hurricane Irene, helping provide housing to those in need through working with Habitat for Humanity, and bringing joy into the life of children participating in Toys for Tots.
Our Bailey Prize winner’s abilities and charismatic personality propelled her into leadership positions. As President of the Biomedical Engineering Society for two years, she breathed life into the organization and put it on a path to success. As President of our Best Buddies Chapter she supported and created opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. As Captain for our women’s basketball team, she proved herself a true servant leader.
Our Bailey Prize recipient has already been recognized for her service and leadership. She received the William Lockyer Community Service Award in both 2012 and 2013. She was inducted into the leadership honor society, Omicron Kappa Delta. This spring, she was selected as one of only 10 women in NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III basketball to receive the prestigious All-State Good Works Team Award, presented at the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tennessee.
It is our turn to recognize her service. In recognition of her commitment to serve and her inspiring presence in the lab and classroom, on the court, and in our campus community and the community beyond our gates, we present Amy Loya with the Frank Bailey Prize.