Student Involvement and Leadership

Student Leadership Awards

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About the Student Leadership Awards

Student Leadership Awards are presented to outstanding student leaders and student organizations to recognize students from all areas of campus life.

Award Descriptions

Organization Awards

  • Student Organization Collaboration Award—Awarded to an organization that has demonstrated a commitment to collaborative programming, financial stewardship, and community outreach. Articulate the significant contributions the organization has made to Wright State and the community as a direct result of their collaborative initiatives.
  • Student Organization Diversity & Inclusion Award—Awarded to a student organization that has demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and transformation initiatives for Wright State and the community.
  • Student Organization of the Year Award—Awarded to a student organization that has planned and participated in campus events throughout the year. The winner of this award should have made a tremendous impact on Wright State's student body and community. 
  • Student Organization Program of the Year Award—Awarded to an organization that organized a phenomenal program impacting Wright State students and the community. Either in-person or virtual, these events or programs could focus on scholarship, leadership, social, student advocacy, health and wellness, or community service.
  • Student Organization Service Award—Awarded to an organization that has demonstrated a commitment to serving Wright State, Greater Dayton, or other communities through outstanding philanthropic or community service initiatives.

Individual Awards

  • Advanced Leader Award—Typically awarded to students of junior status who have gone above and beyond for their organization or community during the academic year and have demonstrated a commitment to Wright State’s mission through leadership, scholarship, and/or service. 
  • Advisor of the Year Award—Awarded to a recognized student organization advisor who has gone above and beyond in their role. This person has been a role model, a support source for students, and a guiding individual for student leadership.
  • Emerging Leader Award—Typically awarded to first- or second-year students who have shown great leadership potential during the academic year and have demonstrated a commitment to Wright State’s mission through leadership, scholarship, and/or service. 
  • Established Leadership Award—Typically awarded to first- or second-year students who have shown great leadership growth during the academic year and have demonstrated a commitment to Wright State’s mission through leadership, scholarship, and/or service. 
  • Graduate Student Leader Award—Awarded to graduate students who have shown exemplary leadership qualities during the academic year through student organizations, service to the community, scholarship, and/or commitment to the advancement of Wright State’s mission and goals.
  • Senior Leader Award—Awarded to seniors, graduating during fall or spring semester of this academic year, who have proven their leadership commitment at Wright State, made a lasting impact on the university and demonstrated a commitment to Wright State’s mission through leadership, scholarship, and/or service. 
  • Student Supporter of the Year Award—Awarded to any member of the Wright State community who has shown exemplary service to students and/or student organizations throughout the year.

Nominations

Students must be in good academic standing to be recognized. 

Nominator Resources
 

Recipients

2020

Student Organization Awards

  • Collaboration Award: Black Men on the Move
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award: Fencing Club
  • Organization of the Year: Engineers Without Borders
  • Program of the Year: Raiderthon (Miracle Makers)
  • Service Award: Relay for Life

Individual Awards

Advisor of the Year: Jeff Fleck (Club Bowling)

Advanced Leader Award:

  • Samantha Baxter
  • Kearstyn Bowen
  • Aaron Brautigam (distinguished)
  • Kara Combs
  • Reilly Corbett
  • Sydney Gower
  • Alexis Hobbs
  • Riley Plotner
  • Nathen Price
  • Shaddia Qasem

Emerging Leader Award:

  • Dylan Collison
  • Natalie Cunningham (distinguished)
  • Dylan Hall
  • Lauren Harris
  • Makenzie Hoeferlin
  • Benjamin Hollinger
  • Hunter McCubbins
  • Sydney McGilton
  • Jacob O’Connor
  • Roxanne Roessner

Established Leader Award:

  • Dorian Buford
  • Sabrina D’Alesandro (distinguished)
  • Leah Dryden
  • Allison Harbaurm
  • Jacob Jones
  • Sean McGraw
  • Dai’shanae Moore
  • Cody Pack
  • Logan Rex
  • Jeffrey Shehee

Graduate Student Leader: Lauren MacGregor

      Senior Leader:

      • Sarah Cavender (distinguished)
      • Markayla Clayton
      • B. Lenz
      • Beth Metcalf
      • Bentley Peed
      • Austin Rex
      • Petey Sanchez
      • Milo Simpson
      • Kendra Thibaut
      • Tyler Willis

      Student Supporter of the Year: Destinee Biesemeyer

      2019

      Student Organization Awards

      • Collaboration Award: University Activities Board
      • Community Service Award: Miracle Makers
      • Diversity and Inclusion Award: Fraternity and Sorority Council
      • Organization of the Year: Black Women Striving Forward
      • Program of the Year: ’67 Society, Raider Roundup 

      Individual Awards

      Advisor of the Year: Mark Queen

      Building Bridges Award: Melissa Guffey

      Distinguished Graduate Student Leader: Loghan Young

      Rising Star:

      • Anna Baugham
      • Anna VanDeWiele
      • Anthony Genatempo
      • Asad Ali
      • Ashley Peeks
      • Cloe Snyder
      • Darnell (Adrian) Williams (distinguished)
      • James Curlis
      • Kara Combs
      • Logan Rex
      • Tori Flanigan

        Senior Leader:

        • Brenna Childers
        • Daniel Palmer
        • Doug Benedict (distinguished)
        • Gina Gano
        • Hannah Hays
        • Holley Mapel
        • Jasmine Howell
        • Lauren Pelan
        • Maggi Hole
        • Sarah Christy

        Sustainability Leadership Award:

        • Adam Wightman
        • Ariel Ya'akov
        • Austin Rex
        • Collin Jones
        • Dana Reed
        • Evan Sumlin
        • Jacquelyn Smith
        • Katelyn Adams
        • Markayla Clayton (distinguished)
        • Ryan Oates

          Visionary Leadership Award:

          • Aaron Brautigam
          • Carolyn Breining
          • Ivan Mallett
          • John (Tyler) Rupert
          • Kaitlyn Ellison
          • Kendra Thibaut
          • Reilly Corbett
          • Sarah Cavender (distinguished)
          • Seara Kim
          • Trent Fuller

           

          2018

          Student Organization Awards

          • Collaboration: Student Government Association
          • Outstanding Community Service: Engineers Without Borders
          • Diversity: Black Women Striving Forward
          • Innovation for Outstanding Organization: University Activities Board

          Individual Awards

          Advanced Graduate Leader: Jing Tan

          Advanced Student Leader:

          • Katharine Adams
          • Sarah Christy
          • Katelyn Howard (distinguished)
          • Jasmine Howell
          • Jordan Jones
          • Holley Mapel
          • Daniel Palmer
          • Sydney Plotner
          • Nathan Price
          • Nichole Stephan
          • Cassandra Steva

          Advisor of the Year: Jennifer Daws

          Emerging Student Leader:

          • Dillon Burley
          • Ryan Cleland
          • Alison Harbaum (distinguished)
          • Spencer Masteller
          • Peter Papaioannou
          • Henry von Hollen

          Established Student Leader:

          • Kara Combs
          • Cassidy Elliott (distinguished)
          • Sarah Hart
          • Dominique McPhaul
          • Zachary Moorman
          • Ryan Oates
          • Somtochukwu Okafor
          • Dana Reed
          • Austin Rex
          • Joseph York

          Outstanding Senior Leader:

          • John Adams
          • David Baugham (distinguished)
          • Shelby Carper
          • Jordan Collins
          • Michael Faraone
          • Miranda Fryman
          • Logan Hunt
          • Heath Marker
          • Clorissa Smith
          • Alina Syed

           

            2017

            Organization Awards

            • Collaboration: Black Women Striving Forward
            • Community Service: Habitat for Humanity
            • Diversity: Rainbow Alliance
            • Innovation for Outstanding Organization: Student Government Association

            Individual Awards

            Advanced Graduate Leader: George Diehl

            Advanced Student Leader:

            • Alyssa Baum
            • Jordan Collins
            • Nicolas Davis
            • Kristie Dinh
            • Holley Mapel (distinguished)
            • Heath Marker
            • Victoria McCoy
            • Rachel Slater
            • Brittany Stenger
            • Becca Webb

            Advisor of the Year: Harolynn Williams

            Emerging Student Leader:

            • Mickenzie Abrams
            • Austyn Buchanan
            • Victoria Carrier (distinguished)
            • Sarah Hart
            • Kevin Jones
            • Zach Moorman
            • Alexandra Robertson
            • Collin Rust
            • Jacquelyn Smith

            Established Student Leader:

            • Summer Al Nabaly
            • Douglas Benedict
            • Sarah Christy
            • Katelyn Howard (distinguished)
            • Shanna Meek
            • Daniel Palmer
            • Lauren Pelan
            • Grace Pence
            • Kennedy Rumer
            • Casey Walker

            Outstanding Senior Leader:

            • Brontee Jeffries
            • Leah Kelley
            • McKenna Koewler
            • Aliana Kubwimana (distinguished
            • Kayla Muncie
            • Ryan Pignatiello
            • Austin Rains
            • Cody Stevens
            • Jordan Turner
            • Lukas Wenrick

             

            2016

            Organization Awards

            • Collaboration: African American Residential Caucus
            • Community Service: Colleges Against Cancer
            • Diversity: Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity
            • Innovation for Outstanding Organization: University Activities Board

            Individual Awards

            Advanced Graduate Leader: Carine Velein

            Advanced Student Leader:

            • Taylor Belle
            • Shelby Dinkledine
            • Terri Echols
            • Katelyn Lambalot
            • Victoria McCoy
            • Kayla Muncie
            • Austin Rains (distinguished)
            • Drew Ratzel
            • Joy Valdez
            • Lukas Wenrick

            Advisor of the Year: Dr. Adrianna Johnson

            Emerging Student Leader:

            • Amy Burgher
            • Alexis Camuso
            • Laura Aull
            • Makayla Hopple
            • Ariel Kramer (distinguished)
            • Heath Marker
            • Kyunh Joon Min
            • Daniel Palmer
            • Courtney Resnicky
            • Kyle Snow

            Established Student Leader:

            • Francis Ballester
            • Emily Herting
            • Jordan Large
            • Vicky Lindsay
            • Pamala Michael
            • Stephanie Patino-Garfias
            • Gabrielle Ritter
            • Evan Sumlin
            • Madison Tyler
            • Melanie West (distinguished)

            Outstanding Senior Leader:

            • Tristina Allen
            • Zena Fadel (distinguished)
            • Bridget Fricke
            • Alex Heironimus
            • Tyler Mays
            • Ashley Mohler
            • Nicholas Meyers
            • Josh Schoeff
            • Liz Schoppelrei
            • Tyler Shaw

             

            2015

            Organization Awards

            • Collaboration: Association of Black Business Students
            • Community Service: St. Vincent de Paul
            • Diversity: Rainbow Alliance
            • Innovation for Outstanding Organization: Amigos Latinos

            Individual Awards

            Advanced Graduate Leader: Jeevitha Kepegowda

            Advanced Student Leader:

            • Miranda Almy
            • Alexandra Heironimus
            • Aliane Kubwimana (distinguished)
            • Tyler Shaw
            • Ryan Staley
            • Cassandra Wallwey
            • Ronald Wenrick
            • Montana Woolley

            Additional Recipient

            • Jenna Parkison

            Advisor of the Year: Debbie Kimpton, Omicron Delta Kappa

            Emerging Student Leader:

            • McKenna Koewler
            • Katelyn Lambalot
            • Amaris Snowden
            • Tabrea Watts (distinguished)

            Additional Recipients 

            • Vicky Lindsey
            • Justin Bretz

            Established Student Leader:

            • Estrella Alvarez
            • Zena Fadel
            • Kyle Lautzenheiser
            • Serenity McKenzie
            • Cordell Miller
            • Kayla Muncie

            Additional Recipients

            • Lauren Duke (distinguished)
            • William Krueger

            Outstanding Senior Leader:

            • Kristina Burris
            • Daniel Darkow
            • Robert Matthews IV
            • Katie McGrath
            • Ala' Saleh
            • Rachel Stammen

            Additional Recipients

            • Alexander Henz
            • Angelica Loyd
            • Kyle Powell
            • Hilary Swinning

             

            2014

            Organization Awards

            • Collaboration: Fraternity and Sorority Governing Council
            • Community Service: Women's Club Soccer
            • Diversity: University Activities Board

            Individual Awards

            Advanced Graduate Leader: Erik Potts

            Advanced Student Leader:

            • Katie Hoehne
            • Peyton Jones
            • Grace Klinger
            • Jackie Kucirka
            • Katie McGrath
            • Jasmine Monroe
            • Liz Schoppelrei

            Additional Recipients

            • Stephanie Snoeberger
            • Alyssa Tyree
            • Cassundra Willer

            Advisor of the Year: Dr. Pratik Parihk

            Distinguished Senior Leader: Vinicius Vargas

            Emerging Student Leader:

            • Abigail Clark
            • Tracy L. Craven
            • Austin Fitch
            • Rahima Hamadi
            • Jamie Jackson
            • Aliane Kubwimana
            • RJ McCoy
            • Tre-Vaughn Moss
            • Sabrina Nichols
            • Brenda Pearl
            • Gabriel Riegle
            • Tyler W. Rose
            • Jenny Tran
            • Kelly Vanderhoost
            • Mikeah Vinson
            • Abigail Wood

            Additional Recipients

            • Eugene Matthew P. Almazan (distinguished)
            • Lateefah Appleberry
            • Allison Byrer
            • Mitchell Martini

            Outstanding Senior Leader

            • Kerri Goldsby
            • Matthew Johnson
            • Jeremy Keller
            • Grace Klinger
            • Karli Lightne
            • Sarah Motter
            • Amy Wilcox
            • Brandon Yanak
            • Larrilyn Yelton

             

              2013

              Organization Awards

              • Collaboration: Sigma Phi Epsilon
              • Outstanding Community Service: 4 Paws 4 Ability

              Individual Awards

              Advanced Student Leader:

              • Kara Bobka
              • Ashley Carroll
              • Abby Daniel
              • Rachel Fagan
              • Jeremy Keller
              • Karli Lightner
              • Lauren Ouwerkerk
              • Jonathan Saul
              • Sukhmanjit Singh
              • Olivia Woodruff

              Distinguished Senior Leader: Andrea Stojsavljevic

              Diversity: Mohamed Gula

              Emerging Student Leader:

              • Jennifer Barbadora
              • Ashley Cowan
              • Jackie Kucirka
              • Margaret McDougle
              • Katie McGrath
              • Simon Mercurio
              • Kyle Powell
              • Vinicius Vargas

              Additional Recipients

              • Alex Henz
              • Amaris Snowden

              Outstanding Advisor: Chris Hogan

              Outstanding Graduate: James Greening

              Outstanding Senior Leader:

              • Allante Booker
              • Kyle Boze
              • Joseph Gibbons
              • Chelsea Hall
              • Elaina Smart
              • Andrea Stojsavljevic
              • Sam Young

              Additional Recipients

              • Marcel Anthony
              • Ryan Donathan
              • Patrick Holbrook

               

                  2012

                  Organization Awards

                  • Collaboration: Student Government
                  • Outstanding Student Organization: Pre-Medical Society

                  Individual Awards

                  Advanced Student Leader:

                  • Kyle Boze
                  • Chelsea Burns
                  • David Jensen
                  • Antonio Jones
                  • Ryan Jones
                  • Jeremy Keller
                  • Alicia Kimball
                  • Christian Richardson
                  • Larrilyn Yelton
                  • Jolene Young
                  • Samantha Young

                  Distinguished Student Leader: Brandy Zapata

                  Diversity: Joseph Gibbins

                  Emerging Student Leader:

                  • Jennifer Barbadora
                  • Joseph Gibbons
                  • Chris Lerner
                  • Karli Lightner
                  • Matt McKelvey
                  • Lauren Ouwerkerk
                  • Amanda Turner
                  • Olivia Woodruff

                  Additional Recipients

                  • Matt Johnson
                  • Jacob Todd

                  Outstanding Community Service: Holly Jackson

                  Outstanding Senior Leader:

                  • Becca Bolender
                  • Baylee Butler
                  • Amber Crowley-Gall
                  • Lara Donnelly
                  • Sean Martin
                  • Missi McCarthy
                  • Nick Warrington
                  • Devon White