University of Vermont

Student Leadership Awards - 2015

Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is presented to a student from each class year (first years, sophomores, and juniors only) who, through their achievements, have made a valuable contribution and lasting impact on the UVM campus and/or surrounding community. Each nominee has demonstrated commitment, responsibility, and enthusiasm in their involvement and is valued and respected by those with whom they work.

  • First Year Student
    • Laura Shea
    • Chen Yang
  • Sophomore
    • Megan Gesell
    • Will Lemos
  • Junior
    • Alisha Lewis
    • Jacob Dubois

Patrick M. Brown Leadership Award

This award is presented to one student who has been involved in a variety of activities, but has not necessarily held formal leadership positions. It recognizes a person who rarely receives recognition for their work “behind the scenes.” Nominees have demonstrated great dedication and dependability, and have earned the respect of others.

  • Allie VanSickle
  • Akriti Bhargava

Activism & Commitment to Justice Award

This award will be presented to one student who has demonstrated a commitment to justice and/or has been an activist, trying to create positive change for the campus, the Burlington community, and/or the world. The individual should have strong leadership, passion, and dedication to a particular issue or collection of issues.

  • Sammie Ibrahim
  • B Freas

Environmental Citizen Award

Co-sponsored by the UVM Eco-Reps, the Office of Sustainability, and Student Life. The Environmental Citizen Award recognizes a UVM student who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the environment. Nominations are open to undergraduate students whose behavior sets an example and inspire others to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. The award will go to the nominee that shows the most commitment, creativity, and leadership in their efforts to conserve and protect our natural resources.

  • Brit Kelleher
  • Jamie Van Clief

Think. Care. Act. Award

This award is presented to a student whose actions have helped prevent or end incidents of harm or injustice (including: bias incidents, gender-based violence, or community harm through alcohol and other drug use). This student has demonstrated a clear understanding of the concepts of power, privilege, and oppression and has been active on the UVM campus through their involvements.

  • Cleopatra Doley
  • Andrew Amoureux

The Spirit of Service Award

Honors a student who has participated in community service with vigor, devotion, and an unshakable positive attitude. This student serves with an inspirational and infectious optimism and leads the way for others through their actions and involvement.

  • Emily Howe
  • Kaitlyn Vitez

The Sustained Commitment Award

Recognizes a student who has truly been in it for the long haul. This student is someone who has actively and enduringly devoted time and energy to community service throughout their tenure at UVM.

  • Valerie Castanteen
  • Michael Barnum

The Unsung Champion Award

Honors a student for their substantive yet under-recognized contributions to the success of a community service project. This is a student whose dedication and behind-the-scenes support has proven invaluable for the betterment of the community.

  • Gisselle Francis
  • Rozy Isquith

Outstanding Advisor Award

  • Cristina Vega
  • Nicole Potestivo

President’s Award for Outstanding Organization

Any student organization (club, team, honorary group, Greek chapter, etc.) is eligible to receive this award. The award is based on the organization’s leadership, active members, growth over the past year, programmatic efforts, collaborative efforts with other groups, and contributions the organization has made to UVM and/or the surrounding community.

  • Phi Mu Delta
  • Society of Women Engineers

The Poster of the Year Award

The Poster of the Year Award recognizes any UVM student whose graphic design, marketing and communication skills have enhanced the success of a UVM program or event through their work.

  • Anjana Mangalat