Central College honored nine students during its annual Student Leaderships Award and Recognition program April 28:
Jeremy Vester ’19 – Annual Theme Award, given to a student volunteer who demonstrated outstanding leadership promoting and implementing the college’s annual theme. For 2018-19 the theme was community.
Miguel Piña ’19 – Bridge Builder Award, given to a student volunteer who worked to establish connections across campus.
Vinz Faure ’19 – Diversity and Inclusion Award, given to a student volunteer who actively demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice through programming and campus activities.
Cheyanne Scholl ’21 – Outstanding Event Award, given for an event that enhanced social, educational and/or cultural life on campus. Scholl coordinated Central’s Out of the Darkness Walk.
Brandi Gilbert ’21 – Outstanding New Leader Award, which honors a first- or second-year student who shows leadership promise.
Hannah Reussner ’19 and Jen Kern ’19 – Senior Student Development Award, given to a student or students who have made notable contributions with student development while at Central.
Grace Vaughn ’20 – Service Award, given to a student volunteer who demonstrated a superior commitment to active service in the greater community during the past academic year.
Alejandra Maldonado ’19 – Unsung Hero Award, which recognizes a student volunteer who has positively influenced a program or organization from behind the scenes.
Central’s Student Senate also was recognized with the Organizational Excellence Award, which honors a student organization for making positive contributions to and building community at Central.
On the same day, 50 Central students also were inducted into the college’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success, the nation’s largest leadership honor society. The lifetime membership benefits include scholarships and awards, on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and more.