Ashlee Branam '04
B.A. Educational Studies and Spanish; Shelbyville, Ind.
Dean's List; Phi Society (Sophomore Honorary); Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honorary); Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor); Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary); Spanish Department Fellow; Kenneth I. Brown Scholar; American Commons Club Scholar; Kim Sharfstein Scholarship of Delta Gamma; Who's Who Among Students in America's Universities and Colleges; Campus Crusade for Christ - Leadership Team; Delta Gamma Fraternity - Vice President: Social Standards, Bible Study Leader; Breakaway - Site Leader and Committee Chair; Spanish Department - Teaching Assistant; Admissions Office - Hosting Intern; America Reads Program - Tutor; Operation Smile; Habitat for Humanity; Success Through Assisting Youth - Mentor; August Orientation Staff; Honors Mentor; Humane Society; Licking River Round-up; Hogar de Cristo (Domestic Violence Shelter); Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Supporting comments: "Ashlee got her feet wet on the River Roundup her first year here and subsequently jumped into several service opportunities in the Denison Community Association. Before the year was over, she had served on Habitat, Breakaway and the Humane Society committees. Ashlee was nominated by her peers to attend the Alternate Break Citizenship School over the summer, and then to lead the trips as DCA's Breakaway chair. She arranged a pre-trip reflection meeting for the trip participants last year that was the most informative and engaging session I have attended. Ashlee has brought a great leadership style to Breakaway that will impact future trips. Ashlee's leadership is defined by her devotion to serve. There is nothing imposing in leaders like Ashlee. They have the gift of generosity. She has even crossed borders in her love for serving: class borders, cultural borders, and language borders. She coordinated the English-as-a-Second-Language class taught by Denison students at the Vocational School in Newark; she provided support for victims of domestic violence in Chile; she worked as a Teaching Assistant. I was able to appreciate first hand her love for helping others."