Thursday, April 19, 2012

Service awards presented to students, faculty, staff

Campus Ministry staff with the Volunteer Service Award recipients Stephanie Schaub and Megan Linder

Ann Merchlewitz was presented with the Brother Charlie Burke Award by Tim Gossen.

Campus Ministry staff with Brother James Miller Award recipients Madelynn Kettner and Jill Spitzmueller.

Saint Mary’s recognized outstanding students, faculty and staff Thursday, April 12, at the Student Life Awards Ceremony. Several awards were handed out to students who made a noticeable impact on student life at SMU. Awards included:

Brother Finbar McMullen Award (presented to an SMU community member who demonstrates him/herself to be an individual who unselfishly meets the needs of the undergraduate students of Saint Mary’s) — Tim Gossen, dean of students

Charlene “Char” Tjaden Outstanding Resident Assistant Award — John Soucheray

Club and Organization Advisor of the Year — Lance Thompson, assistant activities director

Organization of the Year — Open Mic Nite, accepted by Ben Scott

Intramural Official of the Year
— Rachel Otten

Volunteer Service Award
— Stephanie Schaub and Megan Linder

Outstanding Student Senator of the Year Award
— Andy Bauer

Brother James Miller Award (presented to a student who has dedicated his/her college experience to promoting the legacy of Brother James Miller, spreading the compassion of God and continually serving the community) — Jill Spitzmueller and Madelynn Kettner

Student Service Award — Luis Escobar

Outdoor Leadership Recognition — Courtney Lee

Brother Charlie Burke Award (presented to a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to the entire Student Life Department. This individual has promoted the growth of the whole student through their exemplary standard of ethical service, dedication to creating developmental relationships, and their desire to promote lifelong learning) — Ann Merchlewitz, executive vice president and general counsel

Saint Benilde Award (presented to a student who reaches out to new members of the university community, is inclusive and inspiring and leads by being hospitable, open and accepting) — Amy Streit and Robert Rousseau

Leadership Certificate (presented to students who have completed the co-curricular program designed to give both emerging and advanced leaders the skills and knowledge to enhance his or her leadership development) — Riley Sinn, Julianne Bartosz, Morgan Carlson, Sara McNary, Abby Ross, Danielle Strebel, Chris Froelich, Mae Yang, Katherine Wall and Stephanie Schaub