May 3, 2012
Baldi Receives Distinguished Student Award
Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College has presented its highest student leadership award to an honors student who has attended the College since the age of 14.
Palmyra resident Gina Baldi is the recipient of PVCC's Distinguished Student Award. The award was established in 1994 to recognize students who demonstrate exemplary service or leadership at the College and through activities in the College service region and beyond.
While maintaining a grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale, Baldi has been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, been involved in the Student Government Association, received scholarships and made the PVCC President's List. She has served as a peer mentor and counseling assistant working with at-risk students to help them develop college study skills and utilize college resources, been a weekend anatomy and physiology lab assistant and delivered presentations about college resources to developmental math and English classes.
"Gina exemplifies service, leadership and academic excellence," said PVCC President Frank Friedman. "She is truly a distinguished student and will make the College proud in years to come."
Baldi will receive an Associate of Science degree in physical and natural sciences (summa cum laude) at PVCC's commencement ceremony May 11. She was selected to participate in a prestigious research internship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital this summer and has been accepted to the University of Virginia where she plans to pursue a degree in medicine.