Student Award Ceremony: Recognizing student achievements
The Student Award Ceremony, which takes places every year at the annual Celebration of Scholars, recognizes student achievements in leadership, campus involvement, service, and academics. Awards include Individual Awards, Organizational Awards, Intellectual Foundations Scholarship Awards, and the 2022 Distinguished Senior Award.
See the list of winners below.
Silver Leadership Award
This award recognizes freshman, sophomore, or first-year transfer undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership promise through breadth in their co-curricular involvement.
- Diego Castaneda ’25
- Tyler Kelly ’23
- Mara Lysne ’25
- Michael Malyszek ’25
- Henry Martin ’24
- Stephanie Miranda ’23
- Alex Papież ’23
- Kailee Pulda ’23
- Amber Redmond ’24
- Mattison Schneider ’23
- Brett VanDeWostine ’23
Gold Leadership Award
This award recognizes junior, senior, or second-year transfer students who demonstrate exemplary leadership through depth in their co-curricular involvement.
- Jillian Arbeiter ’22
- Yelka Bello ’22
- Jordyn Bloode ’22
- Elise Brevik ’22
- Lizeth Brito ’22
- Dave Budzisz ’22
- Patrick D’Alessandro ’23
- Cameryn Eickstead ’22
- Elly Everts ’24
- Gracelyn Footit ’22
- Zach Gibson ’22
- Leah Ihlenfeldt ’22
- Liza Iqbal ’22
- Braden Jakovac ’22
- Jordyn Kaplan ’22
- Katherine Kiser ’23
- Vincent Messineo ’23
- Nate Myers ’22
- Leah Pope ’22
- Maile Riedel ’22
- Callie Saperston ’22
- Connor Scott ’22
- Katrina Seabright ’22
- Zachary Shawhan ’22
- Sophie Shulman ’22
- Nick Spiro ’23
- Mackenzie Stanley ’23
- Abby Stichter ’23
- Halla Swindle ’23
- Morgan Tracy ’22
- Ashley Wells ’22
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advocate of the Year
This award recognizes a student who has contributed to creating a campus culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The recipient demonstrates an ability to educate the campus about diversity and inclusion while building connections.
- Abigail Davidson ’25
Interfaith Program of the Year
This award is designed to recognize and honor the efforts of a program (single event) or initiative (over the course of time) for achievements, accomplishments, and commitment to sharing appreciative knowledge, building relationships and positive attitudes around faith and non-faith worldview during the academic year.
- Interfaith Lunch Series (Serena Richardson ’23 and Mara Lysne ’25)
Community Service Program of the Year
This award is designed to recognize and honor the efforts of a program (single event) or initiative (over the course of time) for achievements, commitment, and dedication to the betterment of individuals, the campus, and the community.
- Model United Nations: Fight Against Apathy Week
New Student Organization of the Year
This award recognizes an organization which has received full recognition during the current academic year. The organization will demonstrate a progression of growth throughout the year as indicated by their programming and membership. Along with fostering personal and professional excellence in its members, this organization will have had an impact on the Carthage community.
Student Organization Advisor of the Year
This award is designed to recognize the efforts of a student organization’s advisor who demonstrates a commitment to the betterment of the organization and its members.
- Carter Rockhill – The Front Office Sports Management Organization
Student Organization of the Year
This award is given to up to two student organizations that demonstrate excellence in programming and membership throughout the year. Along with fostering personal and professional excellence in its members, these organizations have had an impact on the Carthage community.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program of the Year
This award is designed to recognize and honor the efforts of a program (single event) or initiative (over the course of time) for achievements, accomplishments, and commitment to educating others about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- APACC Diwali Celebration
Intellectual Foundations Scholarship Recipients
The Intellectual Foundations Scholarships recognize student work in the Intellectual Foundations sequence.
- First Place: Andrew Valentini ’25
- Second Place: Sahar Kherani ’25
- Third Place: Madelyn Leppiaho ’25
Distinguished Senior Award
This is the highest award given to a graduating senior. The recipient exemplifies high academic achievement, service to the Carthage community, leadership in College organizations, and active engagement beyond the Carthage campus.