Awards Honor Undergraduate Leaders

Undergraduates who have displayed leadership qualities inside and outside of the classroom will be honored at the 18th Annual Student Leadership Awards Dinner on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall.

The event, sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Student Development, pays tribute to students who have distinguished themselves in extracurricular activities, community service and other areas of academic and personal development. Recipients are nominated by members of the Boston College community.

The Nicholas Woods Award, presented to a freshman demonstrating initiative, motivation and potential for continued student leadership within the University will be given to James Neely, Angela Borzon and Sophy Theam, all students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Jeff Keith Award, given to the graduating senior who has overcome a physical challenge to excel in academic and extracurricular activities, will be presented to Carroll School of Management student Leonardine Pacombe.

The St. Ignatius Award for Personal Development, recognizing the person whose values and ideals have most clearly undergone a transformation or deepening through participation in student programs, will be given to Heather Lannquist '97, and Marie Gilles '98, students in School of Education.

The St. Ignatius Award for Student Involvement, for best exemplifying the imperative to "seek God in all things" and demonstrating an understanding and non-judgmental attitude, will be presented to CSOM student Matthew Hasselbeck '97, and A&S student Mark McManmon '96.

The Programming Skills Award will go to Dayhanara Pena, a sophomore in the School of Nursing; and the Leadership Skills Award will be presented to A&S seniors Paulo Abu-Raya and Michael Davidoff, and SOE senior Sara Anne Gammell. In addition, SOE student Mariessa Longo '96, and A&S student Zebulon Miletsky '96, are winners of the Creativity Skills Award.

A&S student Joshua Kennedy '96, will receive the Brian D.A. Hall Leadership Award, for the person who has most effectively exercised leadership responsibilities through example and an active role in organizational life.

The Student Development Award for Leadership, Programs and Service to the University will be presented to several members of the UGBC Alcohol and Drug Issues Council members: SOE student Maida Finch '97; and A&S students Thomas Dimartino '98, Lindsay Hayes '98, Wendy Sanchez '97, and Peter Simons '98.

In addition, Assoc. Prof. M. Brinton Lykes (SOE) will be presented with the Reverend John Trzaska, SJ, Award, which is given to the faculty advisor who has expanded the horizons, skills and value systems of students through extracurricular activity.

-S.S.

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