Sally awarded President's Award at Honors Convocation

Ashley Sally

Mount Mercy University recognized Ashley "AshCash" Sally with the prestigious President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 17. Sally was also chosen as the 2019 Commencement Student Speaker.

The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others during their tenure at Mount Mercy. This award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.

After earning her associate degree from Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas, Sally, a Milwaukee native, continued her success at Mount Mercy through leadership and volunteer roles across campus.

As president of the Black Student Union, Sally implemented the club’s first toy drive and many excellent events; was also a member of the Director of Diversity & International Student Success Hiring Committee; volunteered with the MMU Prison Book Club; and helped with sandbagging during the 2016 Cedar Rapids flood.

Interested in broadening her professional skill set, Sally held many on-campus jobs, including Office of Marketing & Communications intern, JumpStart academy head coach, resident assistant, Lundy Fitness Center associate, UC Information Desk associate, and women’s basketball team member, captain, and manager.

Sally is dedicated to serving those around her. She was promoted to assistant site director at the Milwaukee YMCA Day Camp after serving as day camp counselor and senior day camp counselor. She currently works at Jane Boyd as a youth development associate and at Target as an apparel team member.

Sally graduated on Sunday, May 19 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in diversity studies. She will spend a year of service with the Mercy Volunteer Corps in Sacramento, California.

Congratulations, AshCash!

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