Springfield College 2020 Student Leadership Awards Announced

Check out the virtual edition of the 2020 Springfield College Student Leadership Awards hosted by the Division of Student Affairs.

 

Check out the virtual edition of the annual Springfield College Student Leadership Awards hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. The awards presented are: Outstanding First-Year Student, Outstanding Sophomore Award, Outstanding Junior Award, Outstanding Senior Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Class of '57 Outstanding Senior Leadership Chair, Class of '63 Senior Award, Unsung Hero Award, John M. Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, Humanics Leader in Service Award, and the Pride Awards. Congrats to all of the winners and nominees. Watch Leadership Awards Full Video Ceremony 

Complete breakdown of nominees and award winners:

Outstanding First-Year Student:

Nominees:

Lilyan Foster        

Lily Gould  

Chandani Rana     

Devon Rosier

This award honors a first-year student who has embraced campus life and volunteer opportunities, has demonstrated a commitment to the Humanics philosophy, and shown the potential to succeed as a leader in service to humanity.

Winner:

Chandani Rana

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Outstanding Sophomore Award:

Nominees:

Kyla Boyns 

Natalia Kompocholi

Matthew (Max) Pape              

Sabrina Williams

This award recognizes a sophomore who has taken an active leadership role on campus and, through this role, has affected positive change on campus or in the larger community.

Co-Winners:

Kyla Boyns

Matthew (Max) Pape             

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Outstanding Junior Award:

Nominees:

Nick Fazio

Allison Leary

Willow Mennone

Kristian Rhim

Alexander (A.J.) Smith

This award is presented to a junior who has consistently been involved in activities demonstrating leadership in service to humanity, and who has the ability to think critically and assess personal strengths and weaknesses in reflective and interactive practice.

Winner:

Allison Leary

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Outstanding Senior Award:

Nominees:

Nicholas Bainter   

John Poitras

Jessica Storch      

Imani Vellon        

The recipient of this award is a senior who embodies the true meaning of leadership in service to others. They have experience as both a member and leader of clubs/organizations and are recognized by their peers and the campus community as a student who embraces their role as a change agent for themselves, their class and their community. A leader both in and out of the classroom, this student has excellent communication skills and an ability to effectively use their position for the greater good.

Winner:    

Nicholas Bainter 

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Class of '57 Outstanding Senior Leadership Chair:

This award honors a senior who has demonstrated the ability to work as an effective group member and group leader, has made significant contributions to the community, and has an understanding and appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in a world that is increasingly diverse, multicultural, and international.  This award was established in 2002 with generous contributions from members of the Class of 1957.

Winner:

Jessica Storch

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Class of '63 Senior Award:

Finalists:

Alison Baranauskas

Kali Barnhart

Molli Mowry

This Award recognizes a senior who has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic, strong time management skills and a dedication to the campus community.  This senior has held significant employment throughout college, while also being active in co-curricular activities and maintaining a good academic record.  This award was established in 2014 with generous contributions of the class of 1963 to celebrate their 50th Reunion.

Winner:

Alison Baranauskas

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Outstanding Graduate Student Award:

Nominees:  

Emily Counsellor   

Charisse DelVecchio

Kimberly Saltzman          

Gregory Spicer       

Allison Tupaj 

This award recognizes a graduate student who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the campus and the community, and who has focused on positive change or improvement of conditions for those beyond the immediate community.

Winner:

Charisse DelVecchio

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Unsung Hero Award:   

Nominees:

Juliana Claudio     

Justin Feinberg     

This award honors an individual who has worked tirelessly to impact the campus and community life, working behind the scenes - often without recognition - to provide leadership in service to humanity.  The nominee should be a student who does not hold a formal leadership position on campus.

Winner:

Justin Feinberg

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Humanics Leader in Service Award:       

Nominees:

Charlene Adutwum        

Masielle Paulino

Danielle Purinton  

This award honors a student who has consistently committed to serving humanity and working toward the pursuit of social justice, and who has made lifestyle and career decisions consistent with the values gained from community service experiences.

Winner:

Charlene Adutwum     

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John M. Wilson Diversity Leadership Award   

Nominees:

Ricky Preston      

Alexander Smith

This award recognizes a student who embodies the legacy of Mr. Wilson by demonstrating sensitivity and commitment to differences reflected in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.  As the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Springfield College, John Wilson dedicated his life to working across differences towards mutual understanding and acceptance. The recipient of this award embodies his legacy by demonstrating a unique ability to lead by reaching out to different groups of students enrolled at Springfield College.  This student has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a community that is safe and more inclusive for everyone.

Winner:

Ricky Preston

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Pride Awards:     

Nominees:

Nicholas Bainter   

Lilyan Foster

Matthew Pape

Alexander Smith

Jessica Storch      

Taylor Tattan       

Imani Vellon

This award recognizes students who have demonstrated a committed desire to create a strong community at Springfield College. The recipient demonstrates an enduring commitment to the wholeness of the campus, including the intellectual and cultural environment, the College’s commitment to overall wellness, and service to the surrounding community. 

Winners:

Lilyan Foster

Alexander Smith

Taylor Tattan     

Imani Vellon