Baton Rouge Community College congratulates student, Kaitley Fisher, who is this year’s BRCC Unsung Hero award recipient. The Unsung Hero award is presented annually during the Unity Celebration, which brings together the three higher education institutions in the capital region – BRCC, Louisiana State University, and Southern University Baton Rouge – to celebrate the spirit, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorate the timeless values he shared. The award is presented to one student from each institution, who exhibits the character of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in both their academic work as well as their service to the local community. This year’s event was held on Thursday, Jan. 23 with LSU serving as the host institution. The theme was Envision the Future, Act Today.
Fisher is a native of Ethel, LA who attends BRCC as a cosmetology major and holds a 4.0 grade point average. She is also an infielder on the BRCC Softball team. As a student, she is always present and on time for her classes and eager to start her work each day. In her time away from the college, she exemplifies great leadership qualities, which include tutoring youth in her community and spending time with the volleyball team at her high school.
Unsung Hero award recipients are chosen through a nomination process which requires a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. The student must have attended the institution for at least two semesters and be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The student must not serve in any executive student leadership position, but is expected to be engaged in the campus community through their participation in student activities. Further, the student must embody the mission of the college and engage in community service with a spirit of unity as they serve others.