2013 winner of FHSU's Torch Award as outstanding graduating senior
Jessica Tormey was named as
the recipient of the Torch Award as the outstanding graduating senior from the
Class of 2013 at Fort Hays State University. She received a Bachelor of Science
in Business Education and a B.S. in Secondary Education.
Aycock, a 1984 graduate of FHSU and president of the FHSU Alumni Association,
introduced Tormey as the Torch Award winner. One faculty member, said Aycock,
wrote of Tormey, "This student has demonstrated the self-will and
determination to make her a successful student and contributor in society. It
was very evident when I first met this individual that she would be a very
special student to Fort Hays State University."
been actively engaged in the Phi Beta Lambda and Collegiate DECA business
organizations as well as FHSU’s Marketing Management Association, Student
Government Association and Anderson VIP Ambassadors. Most recently, Tormey was selected as Collegiate DECA National Vice-President. She is also a former
flutist in FHSU’s marching and concert bands and wind ensemble. In her work
with the SGA, Tormey headed the highly important and sometimes very difficult
Appropriations Committee for more than two full terms.
Award candidates are nominated by members of the faculty on the basis of
classroom excellence, participation in professional organizations and
involvement in student or civic activities. The Alumni Association, established
in 1916, is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of more than 46,000
graduates living throughout the United States and 70 foreign countries.