Student Leaders Honored at Ninth Annual Banquet

Left to right: Kate Walbert, Iskander "Izzo" Ahmed, Maria Bossman-Damiba, Shannon Logan, Rosalie Garlow

On Thursday, April 28, the Office of Student Development and Activities hosted the ninth annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony which celebrates excellence in student programming, leadership, and community-building on campus. Twenty awards were given out in thirteen different categories, including Outstanding Student Leader of the Year, Outstanding Program of the Year, and Outstanding Student Organization of the Year.

The evening was hosted by Barb Delaleu, a student in Media Studies and Andy Walsh, a student at Milano. President Van Zandt introduced the awards by thanking all student leaders for their hard work throughout the year. Linda Reimer, senior vice president for Student Services, echoed his sentiments and presented the Alma Mater awards to five graduating students.

Following are the award categories and winners:

  • Outstanding Student Organization or Group: Jewish Student Union
  • Community Service and Civic Engagement: Hannah Stravers (Parsons)
  • Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year: Project Palestine
  • Senior Vice President for Student Services Alma Mater Award: Alexander Cline (Lang); Sandra Fox (Lang); Rosalie Garlow (Parsons); John Gentile (Lang); Patrick Pellicano (Lang)
  • Outstanding Advisor to a Student Organization: Michael Corbett
  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year: Chris Crews (NSSR)
  • Outstanding International Leadership: Hammad Sheikh (NSSR)
  • Bridge Building Award: Hannah Stravers (Parsons)
  • Outstanding Student Program of the Year: William Street for the William Street Homelessness Initiative
  • Emerging Leaders: Jennifer Kaplan (Lang); Sydney Saubestre (Lang)
  • RA of the Year: Elizabeth Irwin
  • Programmer of the Year: Rosalie Garlow
  • Program of the Year: 20th Street Civic Engagement Series (Jeff Barton, Sarah Charles, Morgane Moulherat, Hayley Theisen, and Alec Opperman)

The New School community has always benefitted from its student leaders’ generosity with their time and creativity. We are fortunate to have such passionate, engaged leaders who provide quality programs addressing relevant and diverse issues such as social justice, civic engagement, and sustainability.

The Office of Student Development and Activities wishes to thank all those who attended, and we look forward to celebrating our 10th year of leadership recognition in 2011-2012.