Mauldin Receives W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion

Appalachian’s goal as a university is to create engaged global citizens that create positive change. The W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion was established to recognize the time, energy, skills and commitment of students, faculty, student development educators and staff who exceed their peers in providing leadership that enriches the quality of student life and advances the education of students in the pursuit of the university’s goal.

Jonathan Mauldin, a Plemmons Fellow, is one of the 2017 recipients of the W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion for his leadership efforts on campus.

Mauldin served as Club Council president this past year. The council is responsible for making recommendations on policies and programs for student organizations. It is responsible for reviewing funding requests and for petitions by students interested in forming new student organizations. The council also assists with club development workshops and opportunities to create stronger clubs and organizations on the campus of Appalachian State University. As president, Mauldin presided over the council, oversaw the budget, and represented Appalachian State University at community functions. During his tenure Appalachian’s total number of clubs number exceeded 400 and is still rising, creating more opportunities for students to become involved.

He also served the Walker College of Business as a Walker Fellow. Walker Fellows serve as representatives to all constituents of the Walker College, and to enhance the overall collegiate experience by fostering relationships with students, alumni and administrators to create, promote and execute opportunities for academic and professional growth. Mauldin served as the PRT Chair and also on the membership committee to ensure the success of the organization.

In addition to his club involvements, Mauldin also was the chair of logistics for “Leave Yosef a Legacy Day.” Leave Yosef a Legacy Day is a day of service that is put on by Appalachian State University's Service and Leadership Residential Learning Community. The goal of the day is to contact local organizations and ask if they need any help or work done at their location. Local organizations impacted include, but are not limited to, Humane Society, Farm Cafe, Dan'l Boone Gardens, Horn in the West, Hunger Coalition, Horse Helpers. Mauldin’s leadership role coordinated community efforts ensuring volunteers could make the biggest impact possible.