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Daniel Rester named outstanding student leader

Daniel ResterRogue Community College student Daniel Rester recently received the President’s Appreciation Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.

President Peter Angstadt presented the award to Rester at the college’s annual Honors Night ceremony in May. In nominating Rester for the award, Hollie Adair, TRiO outreach specialist, noted that “Daniel emanates intelligence, ingenuity and authenticity in all aspects of his life.”

Rester, who has worked 20 hours a week in the TRiO office, also has mentored high school students, assisted in student tours of campus, and helped with workshops on student success in higher education. He’s a member of the RCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and writes movie review columns for The Byline, RCC’s student newspaper.

A 2010 graduate of Hidden Valley High School, he participated in RCC’s first class of Rogue Ambassadors, a merit scholarship program. Rester will graduate June 16 from RCC with an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree and a 3.75 GPA. He plans to transfer to Southern Oregon University to study communication and journalism with a minor in film.

“I’ve loved pretty much everything about RCC,” Reser said. “All the different people and varied ages make learning so much more interesting, and the teachers are inspiring. They each have their own style but at the same time make it fit the learning styles of the students.”

Rester, whose goal is to become a film critic, is helping build the website, which has had over 1.5 million views in half a year offering movie news, opinions and written and video reviews.

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