Students Receive Annual Awards from Student Life Department

by Nick Luchko | May 07, 2014

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the annual Student Life Awards Ceremony took place at the DeSales University Center. Sarah Brodt ’14 and Katie Rosser ’15 served as student leader hosts for the evening as a number of DeSales students were recognized for their service to the Student Life Department during the past year. 

Listed below are the recipients of the various awards along with the presenters. In addition, members of Delta Delta and the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board were inducted into their new roles and members of the L.E.A.DSU (Leaders Emerging at DeSales University) program received their certificates of completion.

Student Life Awards (Hanley)THE JOHN A. HANLEY SPIRIT OF DE SALES AWARD
Recipient: Joseph McDaniel
Presenters: Maggie Riggins and Father Tim McIntyre 
This honor is awarded to an individual whose actions, positive attitude, and exemplified spiritual life has influenced DeSales University. 

Student Life Awards (Joyce)DR. JERRY JOYCE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP AWARD
Recipient: Christian Ellet
Presenter:  Tracy Gallagher
Presented to an individual, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in student activities, engaged other students through clubs and organizations and has dedicated themselves to enhancing the school spirit of DeSales University to their peers and the community. 

Student Life Awards (Amore)DR. GREGG AMORE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE AWARD
Recipient: Claire Daiello
Presenter:  Chad Serfass
Presented to a first-year student who has exemplified the Golden Council traits within their personal and academic life, has demonstrated these character traits throughout the campus community, and has exhibited these traits and strengths in a way that has inspired character growth in her or his peers. 

 

Student Life Awards (Parents)PARENT ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL SERVICE

Recipient: Michelle Christel
Presenter: Jaime Gerhart and Tom Blaisse P'14 (Not Pictured)
This outstanding honor is awarded to the student who has portrayed a strong willingness to work within the community in an effort to strengthen and improve the lives of others.

REV. JAMES FINNEGAN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AWARD
Recipient: Michelle Christel
Presenter:  Jaime Gerhart
Presented to an individual who gives of himself/herself for the betterment of his/her fellow students both on and off the DeSales University campus.

 

Student Life Awards (Finnegan)REV. JAMES FINNEGAN COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR ORGANIZATION SERVICE AWARD

Recipient: SHARE 
Presenter:  Jaime Gerhart
Presented to a group that is committed to giving back to the community through time and acts of kindness.

 

Student Life Awards (Danko)HELEN DANKO AND JEAN MAURER WELLNESS AWARD

Recipients: Lindsey Wyglendowski and Kathy Griffin
Presenter:  Wendy Krisak (Not Pictured)
This honor is awarded annually to a student who has contributed to the overall wellness of the DeSales student body.

 

Student Life Awards (Salzmann)GEORGE S. SALZMANN AWARD

Recipient: Rachel Myslinski
Presenter: Nick Luchko
Presented to an individual whose leadership through the Student Government Association has made outstanding contributions to the DeSales community.

 

Student Life Awards (Kilcur)JAMES F. KILCUR SGA CLASS LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Freshman: Paul Vizza
Sophomore: Lucie Loftus
Junior: Vickie Gaffney
Senior: Dana Yurgosky
Also pictured:  Terri Kilcur (center)
This award is given to a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior who has exemplified outstanding leadership through academics, extracurricular activities and served as a positive role model for others during his/her senior year.

 

Student Life Awards (SGA Program)SGA PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Recipient: Relay for Life
This award is presented to an individual or group who has executed the most outstanding campus program benefitting the University. Outstanding programs include programs that contribute to the development of a diverse culture on campus and appeal to a varied audience.

 

Student Life Awards (SGA Club)SGA CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recipient: Women’s Rugby
The Club of the Year is presented to a group who has benefited the community through outstanding programs, leadership on campus and dedication to the mission of DeSales University


SGA OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Kathy Vaught – Registrar’s Office
This award is presented to a staff member who has shown outstanding service to the student body of DeSales University.

SGA OUTSTANDING FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Dr. Steven Aukers – Business Department 
This award is presented to a faculty member who has shown outstanding service to the student body of DeSales University.

 

 

 

 


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