Caroline Reid, a Bridgewater College senior, has received the Melissa D. Jett Community Service Award. The award, presented on May 1, at the college awards ceremony, recognizes outstanding leadership in community service at Bridgewater College.
The award is named in memory of Melissa D. Jett, who would have graduated with the Bridgewater College class of 1999. She died Jan. 15, 1997, as the result of a traffic accident on campus. During her life, Jett was dedicated to serving others. The award is presented to a “senior who has demonstrated consistent and exemplary leadership in community service while a student at Bridgewater College.”
For her award, Reid received a certificate and her name will be added to a plaque in the college’s Center for Cultural Engagement.
Reid, a liberal studies and business administration double major with a minor in Spanish, is the daughter of G. Glenn and Arlene Reid of Broadway, Va.
At Bridgewater, Reid is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, a national foreign language honor society. She serves as a student representative on the college’s Conduct Hearing Board and the Committee on Teaching Education.
Reid has served as a volunteer with the Rockingham County 4-H and assisted with fundraisers for Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp.
For the past three summers, Reid completed Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H summer internships with Greene County and Albemarle County/Charlottesville Extension Offices. Following graduation on May 14, she has been accepted for a 2016 summer internship with the Albemarle County/Charlottesville Extension Office.
In September, Reid will begin an 18-week internship with the Disney College Program at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to more than 1,800 undergraduate students.