Amber Sharp has been honored for her academic achievement and campus leadership as “Student of the Block” for the eighth block at Tusculum College.
Sharp is a junior athletic training major hailing from Tazewell, Tenn. A 2007 graduate of Claiborne County High School, she has always possessed a love for the full student experience, taking part in many student organizations and programs during her high school career, which include Business Professionals of America, the National Honors Society, Student Council, serving as a teacher’s aide, participating in the journalism program and attending Skills USA.
Continuing her commendable level of engagement, Sharp balances her many responsibilities as a student in the rigorous athletic training program with co- curricular activities, which include the Student Alumni Association, the Bonner Leader program, the President’s Society, the Athletic Training Student Society, Iota Tau Alpha, the National Athletic Training Association, the Southeastern Athletic Training Association and serving as a mentor for the Murdock Circle (student living and learning community.)
Amanda Waddell, director of career services, who co-nominated Sharp along with Dr. Troy Goodale, assistant professor of political science, noted in her nomination, “Amber is a shining example of what we wish to instill in each of our students. She is responsible, reliable, civic-minded and academically driven, and I can think of no student more deserving of this recognition.”