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Students Honored for Outstanding Community Service and Student Programming

Published: May 07, 2023 | Categories: All News

2023 Cocurricular Awards

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Western New England University hosted its 49th Annual Cocurricular Award Ceremony on May 6th in River's Memorial Hall. The event acknowledged students who had excelled in cocurricular activities.

More than 70 active clubs and organizations participated in community service and student programming throughout the year. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership coordinated the ceremony and selected 23 outstanding nominees to receive the highly regarded Cocurricular Award.

The following students were honored:
Residence Life Award – Katie M. Burnham
Community Service Award (On-campus Community) – Ryan J. Hoover
Citation for Community Service (External Community) – BreAnna L. Lowery
Citation for Community Service (External Community) – Megan A. McGuinness
Andrew J. Mulcahy Student Leadership Award – Maya K. Pullin
Distinguished Service Award – Samantha L. Sterner
Yvonne S. Bogle Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award – Fajr M. Muhammad
Excellence in Media Award – Cole E. Strzelecki
Maureen Hart Keizer Fine Arts Award – Julia E. Hart
Maureen Hart Keizer Fine Arts Award – Eliezer J. Melendez
Graduate of the Year – Kathryn E. Henry
Graduate of the Year – Kevin N. Sharpe
Parents Association Citizenship Awards – Adell E. Gadzey
Student Association Award of Excellence – Kyle N. Nelson
Student Association Recognition Award – Taryn R. Padilla
Richard DiRuzza Student Life Award – Rach A. Brenzel
Student Programming Award – Carly G. Schneider
Student Programming Award – Kyle F. Zemba
Volunteer of the Year – Megan L. Ross
Student Association First Year Success Award – Emily P. Wambach
CHAMPS Life Skills Award – Danielle M. McCarthy
CHAMPS Life Skills Award – Michael T. Bannon
Athletic Impact Award – Jaylen M. Hawkins