Ruby Honerkamp, an East Hampton resident who is a senior at Emerson College, has been chosen to represent the college in the inaugural membership induction to the 2012–13 Purple Key Leadership Society.
Recipients "have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service, solid academic achievement, and a commitment to civic engagement," according to a statement from the college.
Honerkamp has been very involved on campus. She was the secretary and then the president of the Co-Ed Professional Fraternity Zeta Phi Eta, the director of marketing and then the vice president and then the senior advisor of the Fashion Society, the organization liaison and then the logistics coordinator of the Emerson Recognition & Achievement Awards ceremony, the branding coordinator for the 2011 Family Weekend, and she was also an orientation leader. She also interned for the designer of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
"I applied for the award because during my time at Emerson I was constantly filling up my schedule with extra circulars and I wanted to have a way to remember all of these experiences when I graduated," Honerkamp said in an email on Thursday. "I was encouraged to apply by an advisor in Student Life and I thought it would be a great opportunity to connect with the leaders amongst my class."
Honerkamp and other Purple Key Leadership Society recipients will be recognized during the College's annual Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards ceremony on April 21 in Boston.
Honerkamp is the daughter of Marcie Honerkamp and Peter Honerkamp — whom many know as the owner of the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. She graduated from East Hampton High School in 2009.
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