Bryan Taylor, son of Sheryl Taylor of Cary, Ill., was awarded the Carleen Verstraete Outstanding Resident Student Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. The award recognizes a student for outstanding service to residence life and is named in honor of Verstraete, a former resident assistant who was killed by a drunk driver shortly after her graduation in June 1990.
A senior, Bryan is majoring in chemistry with a minor in secondary education at North Central College. He is a graduate of Prairie Ridge High School.
Bryan has served as a resident assistant for three years in the residence halls, as a tutor and as a Legacy Ambassador, working to strengthen the connections between students and alumni. He also works with the Junior/Senior Scholars program, a college readiness program for students in high-need schools in Chicago and Aurora. Bryan’s name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.
With his sights set on teaching, he will begin pursuing a master’s program in educational leadership and administration at North Central in fall 2013.