Florida State University students, employees and organizations that have exemplified leadership through achievement or service over the past year were recognized April 3 during the university’s Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony was sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
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: Manav Sheth.
President’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a student to recognize a tremendous commitment to service: Jessica Glenn. The university donates $1,200 to the nonprofit agency of Glenn’s choice. As the recipient of this award, Glenn becomes Florida State’s candidate for the Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award, a national award given by Campus Compact.
Thagard Student Health Center Award: Antwan D. Williams.
Inter-Residence 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: Joseph Springer.
Inter-Residence Hall Council Board Member of the Year Award, given to a student who has rendered quality service to the residence hall community without being a Hall Government executive member: Ashleigh Deasey.
Inter-Residence Hall Council Government Executive Officer 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: Oscar Brown-Velasquez.
Sport 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: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee.
Eddie Cubbon Sport Club Member of the Year Award, given to an individual who has displayed exceptional dedication, spirit and leadership: Misty West.
Angie Cintron Memorial Scholarship, given to an undergraduate student who has contributed to the campus community through participation in the Hispanic/Latino Student Union: Geminis Garcia.
Dean of Students’ Cup, given to students who have demonstrated a strong sense of commitment to the university’s Seminole Creed: Craig Howey, Dayne Hutchinson, Savannah Snow and Erin Welch. The eight tenets of the Seminole Creed are truthfulness; respect; excellence; freedom of speech and inquiry; diversity; justice; citizenship; and discovery.
Center for Global Engagement’s Global Citizen Award, given to students who exemplify global citizenship through intercultural engagement: John J. Sheetz and Pradiip Alvarez.
Student Activities Outstanding Student Leaders of the Year Award: Jen D’Ambra, Megan Flint, Kadian Grant, Jason Kasten and Andres Zapata.
Academic Leadership Awards: Ariana Cano, Elizabeth Clendinning, Haley Gentile, Colvin T. Georges, Alesandra Haddad, DeAnna Harris-McCoy, Jessica Jelks, Jenna Lunger, Gustavo Munoz, Danielle Pata, Alexandrea Payne, Michael Perez, Ashley Russell, Matt Russi, Terry Rydz, Rienne Saludo and Aaron Thomas.
Faculty/Staff Seminole Award, 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: James Dever, associate in the Department of Management, College of Business; Joseph Donoghue, associate professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Craig Filar, director of the Office of National Fellowships; and Amber Hampton, student program specialist, Center for Multicultural Affairs.
Student Seminole Award, given to students who have made special contributions to the university in the areas of leadership and service: Ryan Chiarello, Kaitlyn Delaney, Chase Eller, Dayne Hutchinson, Laura Kelly, Jessalea Miller, Sandy Simmons, Claire Vansusteren, Erin Welch and Andres Zapata.
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: Kai Daniels.
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”: Kaitlin Wallace.
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: Sharon Massey.
Adviser of the Year Award, given to an employee who contributes time and expertise as a volunteer to a student organization: Elizabeth Swiman, director of Campus Sustainability.
Vires Award, given to a recognized student organization that exemplifies determination and perseverance: Phi Iota Alpha fraternity.
Artes Award, given to a recognized student organization that exemplifies scholastic achievement: Delta Sigma Pi professional fraternity.
Mores Award, given to a recognized student organization to recognize outstanding contributions to the university’s Seminole tradition: Christian Campus Fellowship.
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: Hands of Hope and the Black Graduate Student Association.
In addition to the university award recipients, students appearing in this year’s Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges were recognized: Glenycia Caines-Hodge, Anna Campbell, Ariana Cano, Jenna Citron, Rachel Fernandez, Nola Freeman, Phillip T. Lennon, Ember Marie Maselli, John Nelson and Antwan Williams.