Kayla Coutts wins 2016 ODK Leader of the Year Award

At a general body meeting on February 3, the Sigma Circle selected Kayla Coutts ’16 as the Col. J. Logan Schutz Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year Award recipient.

Photo courtesy Kayla Coutts
Photo courtesy Kayla Coutts

Kayla is a senior University Honors dance major, business minor, and pre-health student. She is a recipient of the College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Senior Scholar Award and a Maryland Summer Scholars Research Program Award. Kayla has served as captain of the women’s club soccer team, dance event coordinator for Best Buddies and a tutor for the Maryland English Institute.

A performer in numerous School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Main Stage dance productions, Kayla served as Dance Captain for Spring Awakening, and her choreography was selected for performance at the American College Dance Association Conference.  She is the Assistant New Member Educator of Alpha Chi Omega and has previously served on the executive board. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Columbia University for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Kayla was selected out of a pool of outstanding applicants for this honor.  She will receive a $1,000 dollar scholarship and will be nominated for the National Leader of the Year from the Sigma Circle.