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Students honored at annual Leadership Awards Night

President John Thrasher recognizes Ramon Aleman as the 2017 President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year.
President John Thrasher recognizes Ramon Aleman as the 2017 President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year.

Florida State University students, employees and organizations gathered on April 11 for the university’s Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, is held each year to honor the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus that engage in leadership learning.

The awards and their recipients are as follows:

President’s Award, given to an outstanding freshman for service to the university and who shows potential for future leadership success: Akice Agwa.

President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a student to recognize a tremendous commitment to cause through leadership and service: Ramon Aleman

Academic Leadership Awards, given to one student undergraduate and/or graduate student in each FSU college: Camerin Hatcher, Kelli Fields, Danielle Kurtin, Christopher Colson, Katie Phipps, Ashley Beckman, Emily Anne Vargas, Puja Upadhyay, Mya Frieze, Kelly Scandone,  Joie Stadelnikas, Valerie Zaffran, Amy Dickinson, Allison Mills, Savanna Ward, Jenna Von See, Eric Walker, Lily Ziegler, Katherine Oostman, Michael Gabriel, Jennifer Kabbas, Christina Jones, Malia Hafner, David Butter, Diana Haber, Zoe Genkin, Mandi Cauley.

Bob E. Leach Award, given to an outstanding student who is known for exemplary leadership and service to the university, and who displays an attitude of “caring and sharing”: Megan Frederico.

Sean A. Pittman Award, given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the student body, university and community with significant contributions to the welfare and support of African-American students: Mone’t King.

J.R. Harding Award, given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exceptional persistence in achieving educational goals while overcoming personal obstacles: Angelica Barroso.

Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn honors Megan Frederico with the 2017 Bob E. Leach Award, given to an outstanding student who is known for exemplary leadership and service to the university, and who displays an attitude of “caring and sharing.”
Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn honors Megan Frederico with the 2017 Bob E. Leach Award, given to an outstanding student who is known for exemplary leadership and service to the university, and who displays an attitude of “caring and sharing.”

Hall Council  Executive  of the Year Award, given to a student who has served as a Hall Government executive member and who has rendered quality service to the Inter-Residence Hall Council and the residence hall community: Brittany Files.

Hall Council President of the Year Award, given to a student who has served as resident hall president and who has rendered quality service to the Inter-Residence Hall Council and the residence hall community: Jessica Bissey.

Mary B. Coburn Leadership Through Advocacy Award, recognizes a member of the on-campus residential community who has shown exceptional effort and vision to actively advocate for positive change in our Florida State University community: Erin Sjovall.

University Health Services Student of the Year Award, given to one student or a group of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in promoting health issues: Guerline Laguerre and Trenton Pearson.

Global Citizen Award, given to students who have been actively engaged in intercultural initiatives and exemplified leadership in promoting a global community: Elisa Gomez and Anwer Al-Kaimakchi.

The Dean’s Cup, given to students who have demonstrated a strong sense of commitment to the university’s Seminole Creed: Raven Jordan, Brian Menard and Anwer Al-Kaimakchi. The eight tenets of the Seminole Creed are truthfulness, respect, excellence, freedom of speech and inquiry, diversity, justice, citizenship and discovery.

Fink/Longmire Student Alumni Association Scholarship, recognizes four Student Alumni Association (SAA) members for their active involvement within SAA and the FSU community: Taylor Lorenz.

Instant Impact Student Leader of the Year, recognizes one up-and-coming leader who has helped create his or her FSU experience by engaging in student activities: Briana Campbell.

Outstanding Student Leaders of the Year, recognizes those students who have exceeded expectations in their student activities involvement at FSU: Alexandra McGinn, Alexandra Jones, Jasmine Richardson and Raven Jordan.

Faculty/Staff Seminole Awards, given to faculty and staff members who demonstrate an exemplary attitude toward students, are enthusiastic about working with students and extend themselves to help students: Dr. Asha Brewer, Ebe Randeree and Billy Francis.

Student Seminole Awards, given to students who have made special contributions to the university in the areas of leadership and service: Allison Mills, Kirstin Nygaard, Lola Periwinkle, Kaylynn Toomey, Damon Edmond, Vivianne Asturizaga, Brianna Burley, Diana Haber, Roberto Flores and Tommy Anderson.

Sports Club Program Award (Eddie Cubbon Award), given to an individual that has displayed exceptional dedication, spirit and leadership: Rachel Franklin.

Sports Club of the Year Award, given to a sport club that far exceeded expectations on and off the playing field by demonstrating good organization, attitude, spirit and commitment: Equestrian.

Transfer Student Leadership Award, given to one outstanding transfer student who has demonstrated service to the university and shows potential for future leadership: Ramy Noseir.

Adviser of the Year Award, given to an employee who contributes time and expertise as a volunteer to a student organization: Dr. Zeina Schlenoff.

William B. Clutter Union Board Member of the Year, Mary Katherine Pittman.

Award Dedication, Heather Boni.

Mary B. Coburn Student Organization of the Year Award, given to an undergraduate student organization and a graduate student organization for their major contributions to the university community or constituent group in the areas of service and leadership: Food Recovery Network (undergraduate) and Family Medicine Interest Group (graduate).

Vires Award, given to a recognized student organization that exemplifies determination and perseverance: College of Social Science and Public Policy Leadership Council.

Artes Award, given to a recognized student organization that exemplifies scholastic achievement: Lambda Theta Alpha.

Mores Award, given to a recognized student organization to recognize outstanding contributions to the university’s Seminole tradition: RENEW.