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Voorhees University Student Lawrenz Ellman-Sanders Receives 2023-2024 NASAP Outstanding Student Award

Denmark, S.C. — Voorhees University proudly announces that Lawrenz Ellman-Sanders, a junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, has been honored with the Outstanding Student Leader Award at the 70th annual NASAP (National Association of Student Affairs Professionals) Conference.

The prestigious Outstanding Student Leader Award is presented annually to an undergraduate student who has shown exemplary dedication to promoting student autonomy and effectiveness in leadership. Lawrenz’s outstanding efforts in leadership and acknowledged responsibility to elected or appointed positions of responsibility at Voorhees University earned him this esteemed recognition.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Lawrenz, 21, has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities and commitment to serving his fellow students. His passion for entrepreneurship and dedication to making a positive impact on campus have set him apart as a role model for his peers.

“We are immensely proud of Lawrenz’s accomplishments and his commitment to leadership and service,” said Voorhees President Ronnie Hopkins. “His dedication to promoting student autonomy and his outstanding contributions to our university community truly embody the spirit of Voorhees University.”

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.


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