Student Leaders Recognized in Seventh Annual Award Ceremony

Student Leaders Recognized in Seventh Annual Award Ceremony

Friday, April 19, 2019

Student Leaders Recognized in Seventh Annual Award Ceremony

Students, staff and faculty gathered on Thursday evening to celebrate student leaders on campus. The seventh annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony recognized students who were nominated for their contributions to UNH Manchester, from engagement in student clubs to employment across various department of the college.

In his remarks at the event, UNH Manchester Dean Mike Decelle acknowledged that developing leadership skills not only benefits the students individually, but also the community as a whole.

“We all know how important academic success is, but equally important to a student’s success after graduation is how students involve themselves in their community," Decelle said. “The awards that students will receive today recognize the individuals’ leadership achievements and contributions to student life on campus and within the greater Manchester community.”

Congratulations to the award recipients below and to all the nominees—and thank you for all you do for our campus community.

  • Emerging Student Leader Award: Kaylee Wilbur
  • Emerging Transfer Student Leader Award: Ashley Velazco
  • Graduate Student of the Year: Sharmila Chandrakanth
  • Community Service Leaders of the Year Award: Rachel Avery and Meriah Metzger
  • Student Organization Unsung Hero Award: Meghana Tadepalli
  • Dr. Margaret Pobywjlo Award for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence: Shreya Vijay
  • Student Club Leader of the Year Award: Madisson Oliwa
  • Leaders by Example Awards: Noor Deek, James Driscoll, Ashlyn Farewell, Panagiotis Georgacopoulos, Monica Lukitsh,  Mekalia Mason-Rollins, Tina Minard, Jamila Peguero, Mamady Sankoh and Kristina Shalygina
  • Regina McCarthy Leadership in Student Support: Lizz Maurais, Claudia Maynard and Melissa Mullen
  • Student Employee of the Year: Johnny Marin
  • Heart of UNH Manchester Award: Rachel Avery
  • Breaking Brick Walls Award: Allison Dyke
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