Rural Leader Magazine September/October 2015 - Page 34

Risings Stars in Rural America Above and Beyond Name: William Roderick Lewis, II Age: 23 Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida Profession: Information Technology   William is an outstanding young man who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and ability. He graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology.   William has an extraordinary talent with technology. He has received many laudatory remarks and comments from his supervisors for his outstanding work with Apple, Inc., the College of Engineering at Florida State University and his current involvement with the Florida Dental Association, where he is the Helpdesk Technician and Database Administrator.     William is the son of Lieutenant Colonel William Lewis and Joyce Lewis. He has one sister, Tonya Brooks. He is also the grandson of Minnie R. Lewis of Cuthbert and the late William J. Lewis of Bainbridge, Georgia. William currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.— Name: Joshua Minich Age: 30 Hometown: Americus, GA Profession: Registered Nurse   Joshua, or Josh as he is known by family and friends, is an awesome servant leader. He graduated from Americus High School in 2003. Later, he graduated Cum Laude both with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (2008)and in Nursing (2015) from Georgia Southwestern State University. Josh also holds a master’s degree in community counseling (2012) from Columbus State University.   While working on his undergraduate degree he was an active member of Chi Phi fraternity, which was selected by the GSW faculty as the most outstanding campus organization at least once while he was president. He was also a member of the Varsity Soccer Team, the GSW Orientation Team, and president of the Hurricane Watch, a student produced video organization.   Josh is also active in the community and his church, First Presbyterian Church of Americus. In addition to his work as a Nurse, Josh is the Director of the Campus Ministry for the Presbyterian Student Center at Georgia Southwestern State University that is also know as the "Pres House." There he works with a diverse group of undergraduate students as they manage the pressure of college life and living on their own for the first time. He also coaches and plays for an adult recreational league.   Josh is currently a Registered Nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, where he resides with his wife and son Conrad.— 34 | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015