Lycoming holds 9th Annual Leadership and Service Awards

Lycoming holds 9th Annual Leadership and Service Awards

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Lycoming College recognized campus leaders at their 9th Annual Leadership and Service Awards Banquet on April 15.

The Seuren Leadership Speaker Series presenter was Clark Gaughan, a 1977 graduate of Lycoming College and past president of the Alumni Association Executive Board. Andrea Seuren, a 1976 Lycoming graduate, established the speaker series in 2007 in memory of her parents. The series’ purpose is to build a culture of leadership at the college that espouses service, ethics and critical thinking.

Individuals are nominated for the awards by students and then selected by a committee. Awards are given in four categories: intramural sports, fraternity and sorority life, student programs and leadership development, and community service.

The intramural sports award winners included: Jon “Woody” Rittmiller, a senior with a major in accounting, intramural male athlete of the year, and Alicia Derr, a senior with a major in biology, intramural female athlete of the year.

The fraternity and sorority life award winners included: Paul Ferrante, a junior with a major in corporate communications, Interfraternity council spirit award; Jeremy Chobot, a junior with a major in physics and mathematics, Interfraternity Council scholar award; Heather Bentley, a senior with a major in psychology, Panhellenic Council spirit award; Amanda Kellagher, a junior with a major in corporate communications, Panhellenic Council service award; Rita Sausmikat, a senior with a major in history, Panhellenic Council scholar award; Zachary Kibler, a junior with a major in mathematics and education, Interfraternity Council man of the year; Rebecca Reed, a sophomore with a major in history and American studies, Panhellenic Council woman of the year; Elizabeth Greenaway, director of marketing and communications, fraternity/sorority advisor of the year; and Phi Kappa Psi, Greek chapter of the year.

The student programs and leadership development award winners included: Greenaway, student organization advisor of the year; Campus Activities Board (CAB) for Esther Bauer, the Holocaust Speaker, outstanding program of the year; Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG), student organization of the year; and Victoria Goodwin, a senior with a major in outstanding student leader of the year.

The community service award winners included: Alpha Sigma Tau, social change facilitator award; Lambda Chi Alpha for their Feeding America Food Drive, outstanding community service program; Lambda Chi Alpha for their Perfectly Pink Party, outstanding community service fundraising event; Sustainability Committee, outstanding community service organization; and Richard Matel-Galatis, volunteer of the year award.