Stockton Recognizes Student Leaders, Clubs
Galloway, N.J. - Distance was no issue at this year’s virtual Student Involvement Awards on April 30, an annual ceremony that celebrates student-led events and the individuals behind them held throughout the academic year.
“The work that leaders like you do have changed the fabric of diversity and have left a legacy in students like me who were able to say to themselves, ‘If you can do it, then so can I,’” said Rosheka Faulkner, 2019-2020 Student Senate vice president, in her opening remarks.
The ceremony, livestreamed on Student Development’s Facebook page, included slideshows of the Stockton community’s favorite photos from the 2019-2020 academic year and thank you messages to student leaders from members of the Stockton community, a bright spot for those tuning in from home in the midst of continued social distancing orders.
“When I began my freshman year four years ago, I did not even imagine all the involvement, leadership, and opportunities that would present themselves. I am beyond grateful and cherished each moment that I had at Stockton University,” said L.E.A.D. award recipient Arianna Ferri.
Associate Director of Student Development Lauren Wilson said she hopes that despite the circumstances, all who were recognized could feel the love, cheers and virtual hugs from peers and advisors as their names were announced.
“I think I speak for the entire Student Development staff when I say we really missed seeing everyone in person and being able to physically present each winner with the awards they so deserved,” said Wilson. “But as always, the spirit of Stockton students continued to shine through, even in a virtual setting - watching the way our students cheered on their peers in the chat feature really brought the virtual ceremony to life.”
The complete list of awards and honorees include:
Community Service Award: Daycia Jhonson, Los Latinos Unidos
Stockton Spirit Award: Stockton University Dance Team, Highest Praise Gospel Choir, Kiara Velez-Padilla
Graduate Community of Scholars Award: Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Society, Rachel Kern
Be the Change Award: Ahmiya Jones, Rosheka Faulkner
Pick 6 Certificate of Achievement: Jaclyn Lutgen, Ryan La, Alexis Chow, Jamie Hamlin, Caitlyn Krahling, Taylor McDonald, Zhaiona Dunlap, Ireanna Dallas, Nasir Belfiore, Sophia Church, Alyssa Conti, Shannon Glover, Kayla Hughes, Sara Joseph, Emily Kramer, Kimberly Kwok, Meghan Murphy, Abednego Davis, Diana Sandoval, Yvonne Tran
L.E.A.D. Awards: Julie Coker, Angel Cordero, Nicholas Curran, Arianna Ferri, Alex Franklin, Isabella Massey, Monica O'Kane, Paige Richards, Paige Weisman, Jenna Beth Wincek
Outstanding Advisor of the Year: Laurie Dutton
Outstanding Program of the Year for Best New Program: Girls’ Night In AC
Outstanding Program of the Year for Best Educational Program: Senate Town Hall
Outstanding Program of the Year for Best Cultural Program: Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Outstanding Program of the Year for Best Virtual Program: Relay For Life
Green Man and Woman of the Year: Nicholas Curran, Allison Maskin
Greek Chapter of the Year: Sigma Sigma Sigma
Student Development Engagement Awards: Steven Rubio, Monica O’Kane, Breanna Betts, Veronica Campbell, Ki’tra Hunter, Jack Maniscalco
Student Leader of the Year Awards: Sthefee Desroches, Ariana DiFillippo
Student Organization of the Year Awards: SET Team X, Asian Student Alliance
Dean of Students Service Award: Alex Franklin
Click here to watch a replay of the ceremony on Facebook.
View images of students accepting their awards from Student Development staff below.
Reported by Eliza Hunt