Jessica Hartell, a senior at Frostburg State University, has received the National Association of Social Workers – Maryland "Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work Student of the Year" award for 2008.
Hartell, the daughter of Pam and Larry Marrow, is a native of Cumberland. A 2004 graduate of Allegany High School, Hartell is vice president of the Social Work Student Alliance, secretary for the Student Center of Volunteerism, president of the Campus Girl Scouts, historian for the Colleges Against Cancer Alpha Phi Omega National Co-ed service fraternity and a lifeguard tutor.
She also studied abroad at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, she is a BSW student representative on the NASW Board of Directors, and she danced at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in the fall.
“Jessica is one of the most well-rounded students I have had the pleasure to know,” said FSU Social Work professor Kathy Powell, who nominated Hartell for the award. Powell said in particular that she admires Hartell’s work ethic and her resolve to continue her education.
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