Celebration of Student Leadership recognizes outstanding students
The Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service (CELS) recently recognized 25 students who stepped up as leaders in the office’s community engagement programs.
More than 100 students, staff and community members attended the first Celebration of Student Leadership April 2. The office also will feature them in “Profiles in Leadership,” a book it compiles annually that features outstanding students, and will display posters of them in the Student Activities Center.
CELS also honored two community groups and one UofL staff member for their commitment to helping the community and working with UofL students.
In addition, CELS gave red wagon-shaped pins to a total of 75 students who successfully completed its leadership training program. The office hopes the red wagon will become a symbol of student leadership.
Here are the award winners:
Freshmen LEAD awards
LEAD Reflections Awards — Stephanie Dooper and Rukmini Yakanti
LEAD Service Project Award — Anmol Kanotra and Ansley Sheridan
LEAD Outstanding Participation Award — Kelsey Collins and Michael Menkhaus
True to Form Awards — Alex Cooper, Zach Herde, David LoDestro and Jerome Soldo
Task Force Freshmen
True to Form Award — Taylor Wilson and Alex Oyler
Cardinal Leadership Certificate Program
George Howe Leadership Award — Dejon Day
Engage Lead Serve Board
The Engage Award — Megan Nehus and Taylor Jackson
The Lead Award — Megan Mercer
The Serve Award — Joe Lacasse
Engage Lead Serve Red Wagon Awards — Jessica Nelson, Naseem Ansari, Morgan Jenny, Franklin Neff and Elizabeth Hammond
Community Partner of the Year — Cathe Dykstra, Family Scholar House
Cardinal Partner of the Year — The Parkland Boys and Girls Club
The Director’s Lincoln Award — Gerome Stephens, coordinator of Student Leadership, Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service