Eastern Kentucky University senior Callie Whitus is the recipient of the 2020 Florence Hood Minor Award. This award is given to junior college students who are members of the Delta Zeta sorority. Award recipients have shown leadership, maintained good academic standing, and made great contributions to their college, individual chapter, and Delta Zeta as a whole.
“Leadership is a way to empower and uplift those around you,” she said, “You can make a positive impact as a leader, as well as inspire others to do the same.”
Within the Delta Zeta sorority, Whitus has held multiple leadership positions in her three years as a member. She has been the editor of the Delta Zeta magazine (LAMP), a recruitment assistant, and most notably, President.
“My time as President of Delta Zeta inspired me to be a leader who represented my chapter in the best light and empowered them to make changes they wanted to implement not only in their time in Delta Zeta, but for the rest of their lives,” she said.
Whitus plans to graduate this December with a bachelor's of biomedical sciences degree with a pre-medical concentration. She plans to attend medical school after graduation.
“I have had many leaders in my life who I look up to,” said Whitus, “In the future, I hope to become the leader that others look up to.”