Southington resident Emily Durocher was recently awarded Kappa Delta’s “Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.” The award is presented annually to the top echelon of Kappa Delta student leaders. It is based upon high academic performance, exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus, and in the community.
The distinction of being named a “Corre Girl,” as it has become fondly known, is the sorority’s highest individual collegiate honor. It is awarded to only 12 students across the country out of 12,000 undergraduate members.
Durocher is the vice president of member education for Kappa Delta Sorority at Franklin & Marshall and was recognized in receiving the national “Genevieve Forbes Morse Excellence in New Member Education Award.” This award is presented to the top collegiate chapter in the country for its new member education program. Both awards were presented at Kappa Delta’s National Collegiate Convention in Orlando, Fla. in late June.
While at Franklin & Marshall, Durocher has served as Prime Minister of the Ware College house Parliament, Chair of the Operations Committee, Academic Excellence Chair, and a Standards Boards Member. She serves as a certified volunteer EMT in the Lancaster area as well as a student athletic trainer, working with F & M athletes through all three sports seasons.
In addition, she has served as an Orientation Planning Director for incoming freshman. During the academic year, Durocher served as an RA and a biology teaching assistant. She is the Franklin & Marshall Class of 2016 Treasurer as well as a member of the College House Evaluation committee. She was inducted into the Benjamin Rush Pre-Health Honor Society was recognized for her scholarship through the Marshall Fellows Program.
Durocher plans to use this fellowship award to travel to Honduras on a medical mission trip in the spring.
She was also a violinist in Franklin & Marshall’s Orchestra and Philharmonic Ensemble. Durocher’s volunteer work included work with children through the SLAM (Sports, Leadership, Academics & Mentoring) program in greater Lancaster.
In a Kappa Delta press release, Durocher credits the preparation and challenges from her teachers in the Southington Public Schools and her work with children through the Southington YMCA and Camp Sloper as two strong foundational components to her motivation and desire to enter the health care field to help others in need.
She is working this summer in an immunology lab at Franklin and Marshall doing research on Crohn’s disease. In September, she begins her senior year as a biology major with a minor in religious studies. She plans to attend graduate school in September 2016 to become a Physician’s Assistant.