The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has named Telena Turner the 2018-19 Student Member of the College Board.
Turner, 19, is a Haysi, Va resident and a rising junior at UVa-Wise. She has lived on campus for two years and is a communication major and English minor.
Turner is a first-generation college student and says her family encouraged her to embrace her “profound love of learning and value the opportunities I am given.”
Turner serves as the president of the National Society of Leadership and Success, a student ambassador, a Peake Honors student, a Napoleon Hill scholar, and the upcoming Judicial Board Chair for Sigma Alpha Omega. Turner’s involvement on campus gives her the opportunity to see student’s goals and aspirations. Turner says she wants to make herself available to students and is in the process of determining how to implement this availability.
“I am very grateful and humbled to serve the college and my peers as the Student Member of the Board,” Turner said. “I have always been in love with the idea of storytelling, and I find that people’s stories and experiences are some of the most valuable resources we have. I am honored to have the opportunity to share the experiences of our campus community by serving as a student member of the Board.”