Florida State University students, employees and organizations were recognized during the annual Leadership Awards Night Tuesday, April 11.
The awards, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, honor the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus who engage in leadership learning.
The awards and their recipients are:
Instant Impact Award, given to an outstanding freshman for service to the university and who shows potential for future leadership success: Melanie Mitchell.
Bob E. Leach Award, given to an outstanding student known for exemplary leadership and service to the university and who displays an attitude of “caring and sharing”: Michelle Martinez.
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: Urielle Laurent.
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: Gabriel Pfeuffer-Ferguson.
The Dean’s Cup, given to students who have demonstrated a strong sense of commitment to the university’s Seminole Creed of truthfulness, respect, excellence, freedom of speech and inquiry, diversity, justice, citizenship and discovery: Isabella Suarez, Remi Ventura, and Andres Felipe Gil Arana.
Student Leader of the Year Award, given to one outstanding student who has demonstrated service to the university and shows potential for future leadership: Gizem Solmaz.
University Health Services Program of the Year Award, given to one student or a group of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in promoting health issues: LIFT (Living Intentionally Finding Togetherness).
Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a student to recognize a tremendous commitment to cause through leadership and service: Conqualla Scott.
Global Citizen Award, given to students who have been actively engaged in intercultural initiatives and exemplified leadership in promoting a global community: Gizem Solmaz and Jorge Galeano Cabral.
Student Seminole Awards, given to students who have made special contributions to the university in the areas of leadership and service: Rawan Abhari, Kaela Braxton, Nina Dervil, Franceska Edouard, Gabreil Pfeuffer-Ferguson, Morgan Ling, Michelle Rodriguez, Tamara Sonera, and Omer Turkomer.
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. Stephanie Pau, Dr. Laventrice Ridgeway, Anthony Russo, and Ebony Woffard.
Outstanding Student Leader Awards are given to nominees across all categories. These students have impressive involvement across multiple areas of campus and are a leader regardless of leadership position or title: Ashley Allen, Nina Chong, Telethia Edwards, Cameron Gerhold, Mia Gomez, Catherine Marshall, Carly Mayzum, Emily Porter, and Alexandra Martin.
Academic Leadership Awards, given to two students from each FSU college: Mia Bennet and Nathaniel Lister– Applied Studies (FSU Panama City), Janeen Green and Aubrey Heiss – Arts & Sciences, Gabriel Lorin and Mary Clare Swan – Business, Nicole Assenmacher and Julie Kuper – Criminology & Criminal Justice, Brendan Jarrell– Dedman College of Hospitality, Darius Robinson and Alyssa Vuogan – Education, Emilio Manzo and Nina Mihajlov – Engineering, Bridgette Ligon and Dania Tawfiq – Health and Human Sciences, David Akintonde – Law, Ariana Genovese, Claudia Silver, Christina Hofman, and Nella Delva– Medicine, Darrian Lee and Will Kozel – Music, Abraheim Darwish and Mia Seabrooks – Nursing, Stacie Buda and Conqualla Scott – Social Work, Julian Bazo, Carson Collingborn, and Ana Pereira – Undergraduate Studies.
Vires Award, given to a recognized student organization that exemplifies determination and perseverance: Music Industry Connection.
Artes Award, given to a recognized student organization that exemplifies scholastic achievement: Relay for Life at FSU.
Mores Award, given to a recognized student organization to recognize outstanding contributions to the university’s Seminole tradition: Financial Management Association.
Connect Awards are given to one student organization and one individual student who have shown active involvement by engaging community and campus resources, understand their impact on the FSU community, host and participate in activities that encourage inclusive and safe environments, and bridge the gap between students, faculty, staff, and alumni: Emma Robbins and Club Downunder.
Belong Awards are given to one individual student and one student organization who plan effective programs, demonstrate emotional intelligence, collaborate across campus, and help create a sense of belonging at FSU: Victoria Pellon and Dominican Student Association.
Evolve Awards are given to one individual student and one student organization who uphold mindfulness, respect, and accountability when engaging with any community: Bradley Cusnier and All Night Yahtzee.
Impact Awards are given to one individual student and one student organization who relate the skills acquired through their involvement to their career and personal growth, construct programs that promote professional development and wellness habits, and measure their impact on the student body: Shaniyah Jennings and LIFT.
Advisor of the Year Award, given to an employee who contributes time and expertise as a volunteer to a student organization: Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla.
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: FSU Student Foundation.
For more information, visit leadershipawards.fsu.edu.