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Six Lynch School Students Honored for Student Leadership

Lynch School Undergraduate Awardees

(Pictured above, Assistant Dean Audrey Friedman, Yini Guan '14, Jesus Damian Baeza '12, Conor Sullivan '13, Irza Torres '12, Claire Geruson '13, Associate Director of Undergraduate Student Services Maureen Raymond. Not Pictured: Allison McQueen '14)

Six Lynch School of Education students were honored for their leadership at the 34th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Student Programs Office on April 30th, 2012. Students were nominated by Assistant Dean Audrey Friedman, Assistant Director Maureen Raymond, Lynch School Professor Jacqueline Lerner, Lynch School Professor Brinton Lykes, and First Year Experience Associate Director Elizabeth Bracher.

Each year, the Student Programs Office within the Division of Student Affairs presents awards to outstanding members of the Boston College community who have made significant contributions to BC during the current academic year. These awards recognize undergraduate student contributions to co-curricular life at Boston College, exemplary student leadership through service, and a demonstrated commitment to Boston College and student formation. 

Meet the Lynch School Awardees

Yini Guan ’14 Applied Psychology & Human Development
Organizational Studies, Special Education (minor)

St. Ignatious Award for Personal Development
Given to the student whose values and ideals have most clearly undergone a transformation and/or deepening through his or her participation in co-curricular activities

Allison McQueen ’14, Applied Psychology & Human Development, Political Science
Timothy M. Padulsky Award
Given to the sophomore who mentored and encouraged other students to develop effective skills in inclusive leadership and teamwork

Jesus Damian Baeza '12 Human Development and English
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Award
Given to the student employee who went far beyond his or her own paid responsibilities by fostering an atmosphere of hospitality, care, and concern, and who modeled student leadership by developing relationships, empowering others, and creating community at the university

Irza Torres,  ’12 Human Development
Hispanic Studies (minor)

Alfred Feliciano and Valerie Lewis Award
Given to the student who made extraordinary contributions to further the ideals of the AHANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) acronym, and who provided leadership to help the Boston College community actualize the AHANA concept. Awarded by the Office of AHANA Student Programs

Claire Geruson, ’13, Elementary Education & Theology
Welles Remy Crowther Award
To the student who demonstrated selfless sacrifice and determination in serving the needs of others. Awarded by the Volunteer and Service Learning Center

Conor Sullivan, ’13, Secondary Education & English
Robert A. Sherwood Award
Given to the student who demonstrated a commitment and contribution to community and civic engagement through excellence in his or her community and beyond. Awarded by the Office of the Dean for Student Development