15 CAS students earn leadership, engagement awards

LEAD award title slideFifteen undergraduate students plus two faculty and one staff member from across the College of Arts and Sciences were recognized during the 2018 Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction ceremony on April 17.

Award recipients demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and support the leadership development and engagement of WSU students. Recipients were selected through a nomination process open to all WSU campuses. Award categories include undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff, student groups and community organizations.

Overall, the Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) ceremony honored 48 individuals and seven student groups for their outstanding contributions to the University community.

The 2018 President’s Award for Leadership recipients from the College of Arts and Sciences include:

Kathy Beerman
Professor, Biological Sciences

Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi
Professor, Foreign Languages and Cultures
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Chioma Heim
Academic Advisor, Psychology

Shanelle Briggs
Basic Medical Sciences; Spanish (2018)

Leo Covarrubias
Psychology (2020)

Haley Delgado
Biology (2018)

Rick Flores
Music Education (2018)

Devon Holze
Mathematics; Political Science (2019)

Abu Kamara
Comparative Ethnic Studies, Political Science (2018)

Hannah Lee
Psychology (2018)

Lambert Ngenzi
Environmental and Ecosystem Science (2019)

Hannah Oliason
Global Politics and Philosophy (2018)

Rachel Oliver
Psychology (2018)

Savannah Rogers
Political Science (2019)

Garrett Snedeker
Piano Performance (2019)

Jordan Sykes
Criminal Justice (2019)

Omar Zaragoza
Comparative Ethnic Studies; Political Science (2019)

Andrew Zou
Political Science (2018)


By Alexiss Nichole Turner, Student Affairs for WSU Insider