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Outstanding Students Honored at Western New England University

Published: May 21, 2020 | Categories: Arts and Sciences, Business, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Engineering, All News
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Western New England University held its 46th Annual Cocurricular Award Ceremony virtually on May 1 recognizing those students who have distinguished themselves within the area of cocurricular involvement.

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development annually coordinates the Cocurricular Awards ceremony marking the culmination of a year of student programming and community service by over 70 active clubs and organizations at Western New England University. From a pool of over 80 deserving nominated students, 19 were selected to receive the prestigious Cocurricular Award.

"This was a wonderfully orchestrated event to honor and recognize our impressive student leaders," said Dr. Jeanne Hart-Steffes, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students. "Congratulations to all of our student leaders and thank you to the families, faculty, and staff, especially Melissa Lambert, interim director in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, for making this tradition a reality in this unique and historic environment."

The following students were honored:
Tessa Wood, Student Association Residence Life Award
Clarice Berardinelli, Student Association Student Programming Award
Kaitlyn Feyre, Student Association Community Service Award
Lori Bezanson, Student Association Excellence in Media Award
Charles Jones, Student Association Citation of Community Service
Chandelle Pascual, Student Association Citation of Community Service
Ashley Bonilla, Student Association Award of Excellence
Nicholas Dana, Student Association Fine Arts Award
Aubrey Vargas, Student Association Fine Arts Award
Mehryn Drown, Student Association Volunteer of the Year Award
Erin Butts, Andrew J. Mulcahy Jr. Student Leadership Award
Vanessa Baptista, Student Association Distinguished Service Award
Laura Grant, Student Association Recognition Award
Jordan Brown-Rose, Student Association First Year Success Award
Kimberly Pocwierz, Richard M. DiRuzza Student Life Award
Taylor Gilmore, CHAMPS/Life Skills Award of Excellence
Arcel Kabongo Ngoy, CHAMPS/Life Skills Award of Excellence
Laura Sawyer, Parent Association Student Citizenship Award
Donna Montgomery, Student Association Graduate of the Year