On Sunday, 9 April 2017, at the Citizen Leader Awards banquet, senior political science major Christy Tagg won the Distinguished Leader award and the Phyllis Mable Award for Outstanding Contribution to Longwood.
As part of her major, Christy has a concentration in Global Politics to which she has added minors in French and in Homeland Security. In addition, she is the current president of the Longwood Politics Club.
The Distinguished Leader Award is given out to a senior who, throughout his/her collegiate career, has been a model citizen leader and served as a positive role model for his/her peers. This person will have also displayed outstanding involvement and leadership in campus life and have contributed significantly to the general advancement of the interests of student affairs and Longwood University throughout his/her tenure at Longwood University. The Phyllis Mable award is given to one Longwood student who best exemplifies citizen leadership on campus.