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Longwood sophomore Crystal Peoples receives GEICO Achievement Award

April 28, 2010

James Mount, regional college recruiter for GEICO, presents a Geico Achievement Award to Longwood sophomore Crystal Peoples James Mount, regional college recruiter for GEICO, presents the Geico Achievement Award to Longwood sophomore Crystal Peoples

Longwood University sophomore Crystal Peoples recently received a GEICO Achievement Award.

Peoples was one of 65 to 70 undergraduate college students from around the country who received the $1,000 award for "exceptional" students of sophomore or junior status who have at least a 3.0 grade-point average, are majoring in business, computer science or math, and have demonstrated leadership in their campus and community. About 400 students applied for the award, which was presented April 27 by James Mount, regional college recruiter for GEICO, based in Fredericksburg.

Peoples, from Chesapeake, is majoring in mathematics and double-minoring in criminal justice and sociology. She has a 4.0 GPA.

She is president of math honor society Pi Mu Epsilon and the incoming (2010-11) president of the Math Club; the current recipient of the Katherine Maugans Honors Scholarship; and a member of the Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars and the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Board. She plans to earn a doctorate and teach on the university level.

Peoples recently was one of 18 undergraduates from across the country selected for the Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, to held June 20 to July 18 at Carleton College in Minnesota.