FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2017
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Glenville State College
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Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State College and the College's Athletic Department would like to congratulate Kaylee Dickenson and Stephen Mickle for being selected to receive this year's Williams and Montrose Awards.
Kaylee Dickenson is the 2017 Williams Award recipient. She is a native of Shady Springs, West Virginia and is the daughter of Patricia and William Dickenson. She graduated from Glenville State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in December 2016.
Dickenson was a three-year member of the Lady Pioneer Volleyball team as well as the Track & Field team. During her volleyball career at GSC she played in 265 sets and has 232 kills, 169 digs, and 96 blocks.
Even with her team commitments, she managed a 3.15 cumulative GPA. The Glenville State Volleyball team, along with Dickenson, completed several community service projects, camps, and other activities. "Kaylee was a leader for us at GSC not only on the court but also off the court. Every single player on our team looked up to her in some way," stated head volleyball coach James Mercer.
The Williams Award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an Associate Professor of Physical Education at GSC. She began her career at Glenville State in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964. Williams Wing of Pickens Hall was named in her honor on April 27, 1974.
The award is presented each year during Homecoming to the most outstanding female athlete who has graduated in the preceding class. This yearly selection recognizes the deserving female athlete and serves as a tribute to Miss Williams who was a role model and mentor to many women in her 47 years of teaching, the last 17 of which were at GSC.
Stephen Mickle is this year's Montrose Award recipient. He is a native of Woodbridge, Virginia and is the son of Glenn and Nanette Mickle. He graduated from GSC in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing.
Mickle was a four-year member of the Glenville State Pioneer Football team. In his senior season he was a starting offensive lineman for the G-men. He held a 3.62 GPA while being a member of the team and helping GSC's Sports Information Department with photography during the spring semester.
He also completed a tremendous amount of charity work; from canned food drives to helping with beautification at the Glenville Golf Course in addition to other community projects.
The Montrose Award was established in 1952 and is given each year during Homecoming to a male graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.
The award is named for Frank Montrose who came to Glenville in the fall of 1939 from Richwood High School where he had established himself as a grid great under the guidance of former Pioneer, Coach 'Babe' Jones.
Montrose established himself as one of the most promising backs in Pioneer history during his freshman year. Perhaps his greatest performance came in the game against Shepherd, when he passed and ran his team to a 34 to 0 victory.
Shortly before final examinations in the spring of his freshman year, Frank went blind. A month later, on June 21, 1940, the 21 year old Montrose died in a Baltimore hospital, a victim of nephritis.
Glenville State College and the Athletic Department would like to congratulate these two fine young individuals for all of their success on and off the field. Both will be honored on Homecoming Weekend as they are recognized at the Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet on Friday, October 20th and again on Saturday, October 21st at the Homecoming Parade and the Pioneer Football game.