Like many students, Marshal Cahall came to Washington College for its small class sizes and beautiful location. “I liked the idea of having a personal relationship with my professors,” Marshal says.
But Marshal’s experience at Washington College surpassed his expectations. “I never imagined that I’d have the opportunities that I’ve had through student organizations and community service. I’ve learned a lot outside the classroom.”
The economics and business management major juggled a full schedule of extracurricular activities. As co-president of Omicron Delta Kappa, Marshal helped set up and facilitate discussions about leadership. As parliamentarian for the Student Government Association, he oversaw SGA elections and insures that each student club abides by the SGA constitution. As president of Omicron Delta Epsilon, Marshal brought in guest speakers to discuss economic issues. Additionally, Marshal served on the judiciary board of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He also was a Residential Assistant and a tour guide.
Based on his strong demonstration of leadership skills, the Independent College Fund of Maryland selected Marshal as a recipient of its Leadership Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded each year to one student at each of the ten Maryland colleges that receive funding from the educational advocacy organization. The award is given based on academic achievement and outstanding leadership qualities.
As for Marshal, he attributed this honor to his professors.
“My professors gave me the tools to get involved on campus. I developed a strong work ethic through my classroom experience and I ran with it,” Marshal says. By being open to new experiences, Marshal has made the most of his time at Washington College. He’s ready now to apply what he learned in college to help sustain farming communities like the one in nearby Millington where he grew up.
“Ideally, I want a career involved with agriculture or farming,” he says. “I wouldn’t say that my education has changed my perceptions of agriculture or farming, but it has made me realize how essential agriculture is to American society, and that the public often overlooks it. Living close to campus has been a huge advantage. I get to do all the things I enjoy in the area, such as hunting, fishing and farming, and still get a great education.”
— Rachel Hughes ‘14
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Hometown and high school? Centreville, MD/Queen Anne’s County H
- Majors: Business Management, Economics
- Honor Societies: Cater Society of Junior Fellows, Omicron Delta Epsilon (Econonmics), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership), Sigma Beta Delta (Business)
- Greek Life: Phi Delta Theta
- Parliamentarian: Student Government Association
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- Residential Assistant
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