Shoreline students honored as WACC Presidents’ Leadership Award recipients

Eberth Arias (third from left) and Wei-Yu Liao (third from right) are honored with the Washington Campus Compact’s Presidents’ Leadership Award at a ceremony on April 28, 2017. Also pictured (from left to right) are Shoreline Community College President Dr. Cheryl Roberts, Anne Powell Arias, Nida Haque, and Ángel Gonzalez.

Shoreline students Eberth Arias and Wei-Yu “Will” Liao were honored at a ceremony at The Museum of Flight in Seattle on April 28, 2017 as recipients of the Washington Campus Compact’s (WACC) Presidents’ Leadership Award for outstanding leadership and commitment to service.

The WACC asked presidents from each member institution to select two students for the honor, and Shoreline President Cheryl Roberts identified Arias and Liao for their demonstrated commitment to service, sustainability, and equity to Shoreline’s campus community.

Arias serves as Shoreline’s Associated Student Government (ASG) Sustainability Officer, leading projects that promote sustainability, accessibility, and social justice. He also serves as the Chair of the Sustainable Commuter Options Fee (SCOF) Committee, which addresses issues of accessibility on campus, and as a member of the campus-wide Ecological Integrity Steering Committee, an advisory committee to the Executive Team and President Roberts with a concentration on developing and maintaining a framework to ensure that our ecological integrity guides our practices.

In addition to his committee work, Arias also actively sought out employment in the College’s Community Integration & Employment Program (CIEP) to learn and enhance the experiences of students with disabilities on campus.

Liao serves on the Tree Campus Advisory Group, which was recently successful in obtaining Tree Campus USA® recognition status for Shoreline’s campus. Liao is also currently undertaking a research project to propose rain gardens on campus. His research efforts include consultations with faculty, local experts, and City of Shoreline staff.

Both Arias and Liao attended the April 28 ceremony along with President Cheryl Roberts, Student Leadership Center Assistant Director, Ángel Gonzalez, and the ASG’s Policy & Procedure Officer, Nida Haque.

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