ETSU President’s Pride
ETSU announces new members of the President’s Pride service honorary
JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University has welcomed new members of the President’s Pride service honorary. Among these outstanding students, one is a dedicated musician. Two were selected to attend the Model United Nations in Singapore, and another organized fellow students to spend their spring break providing service, such as maintaining sea turtle habitats for the Nature Conservancy.
For more than three decades, President’s Pride has served at the discretion of the president of ETSU assisting with guests at official functions, providing support for campus events, and aiding charitable functions in the community.
Members of the highly competitive program must maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; be nominated by faculty, staff, or current Pride members; and complete a screening and interview process aimed at selecting students best able to assume active leadership roles. President’s Pride members serve strictly as volunteers dedicated to service to the university, with no scholarship or other incentives.
The nominees selected for membership include freshmen through graduate students, traditional and non-traditional in age, with a wide variety of academic majors.
By hometown, the new members are:
Adamsville: Nick Treece is a senior majoring in biology and sociology and president of the ETSU student Habitat for Humanity project. He is a regular volunteer in the Child Life Program at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center. His other activities include acting as an Admissions Ambassador, giving tours of the campus to visitors; membership in the American Medical Student Association; and volunteering with the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” He is the son of Tim and Regina Treece of Adamsville, and the grandson of Wanda Treece of Savannah, Tenn.