Honor Woodward ’18 Receives Leadership Award from Children’s Miracle Network
The Children’s Miracle Network has selected graduating senior Honor Woodward for its 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon – Distinguished Leadership Award.
In 2017, Woodward launched Stetson’s first ever Dance Marathon — known as Hatterthon — to raise money for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In her two years working with this program, Woodward has helped Stetson raise over $41,000 for the kids at the hospital, said Lizzie Dement, assistant director of Leadership Development for Stetson’s Student Development and Campus Vibrancy.
Each year, Children’s Miracle Network chooses 20 students across the nation to honor for their outstanding work with Dance Marathon, a student-run philanthropy program to raise money and awareness for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Woodward says on the group’s website that the Dance Marathon taught her “more about myself, my campus and my community than any other experience that I have ever had in college.”
“It has directly shown me the power of giving and has forever connected me to a family of other passionate, servant-hearted individuals,” she said.
Woodward will graduate on Saturday, May 12, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Gender Studies.
“Immediately following graduation, I will be presenting my undergraduate research on the development and treatment of eating disorders on an international stage at the Appearance Matters Conference in the United Kingdom,” she said on the group’s website. “After my research presentation, I am moving to Chicago to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here, I will be pursuing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in health psychology.”