Meredith Aaron, Sr. Woman's Volunteer Service Awardee

Senior Woman's Award for Volunteer Service, 2011

Meredith (Merrie) Aaron, a senior in the School of Education and Social Policy, is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Alumnae Senior Woman’s Award. 

Merrie, from Port Washington, New York, is majoring in Human Development and Psychological Services, maintaining a GPA of 3.7 throughout her undergraduate years, which includes committed volunteer work and involvement in campus life and its organizations.

Within three months of stepping foot on campus, Merrie accepted her first leadership position as president of the first-year students at Hillel.  Through her initiatives and leadership, the organization increased its membership and outreach efforts, strengthening of Jewish life within the Northwestern community.  This past fall, Merrie was recognized by Hillel International, receiving the Philip H and Susan Rudd Cohen Student Exemplars of Excellence Award.

In addition to her leadership roles within Hillel, Merrie has participated in Dance Marathon all four years as a dancer, earning membership into the 120-Hour Club; has an active role in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where she currently serves as Senior Admissions Counselor and Tour Guide; and a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.  Also, Merrie was the Alumnae and Corporate Relations Chair and a member of the 2010 Homecoming Committee and has served as a partner and advocate for the Northwestern Alumni Association.