Academic and Leadership Honors

Published: April 27, 2015

Close to 200 students, many of them about to become proud UW-Parkside alumni following the Saturday, May 16, Spring 2015 Commencement, were honored last week for outstanding academic achievement, campus leadership, and service to the community.

Thursday, April 23, the Leadership Awards Banquet featured recognition for individuals and campus organizations. Among the honorees were Simmi Bharvani, Bryan Krajnak, Alexa Morgan, Robert Rothe, and Ramla Walker-Hakeem who earned the President's Volunteer Service Award gold-level honor for each contributing more than 500 hours of volunteer service to the campus and community.

President's Volunteer Service Award story 

On Sunday, April 26, honors were bestowed upon on approximately 70 graduating seniors for academic success. Included in the group were Alyssa Maciejewski, Chancellor's Award recipient, and Jeremiah Jeffrey, Andrew Kossow, Karen Moreno, and Keona Thompson, who earned Outstanding Graduate honors. 

Academic Achievement Awards story

Sixteen senior nursing students were inducted into the National Nursing Honor Society, Eta Nu Chapter April 26. Two nursing students, Cassandra Steinfast and Lorraine Bonn, received outstanding student leadership awards at the induction ceremony in the Student Center Alumni Room.

During multiple athletic award ceremonies April 23-26, six student-athletes and one team were recognized for excellence in academics, leadership and volunteerism.

The Rangers men's and women's cross country and track & field program was honored with the 2015 President's Volunteer Service Award. Volleyball player Meghan Conley and wrestler Jake Armellani were among 12 UW-Parkside students to earn the Mount McKinley Leadership Certificate, claiming the accolade for their participation in six or more leadership related workshops or programs throughout the academic year.

Men's track-&-field athlete Justin Armstrong was one of five students to earn the Distinguished Student Leader Award, with the sprinter claiming the honor for his extensive work with the Ranger Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (RSAAC). Armstrong serves as the RSAAC president and is the national SAAC representative for the Great Lakes Valley Conference, having represented the conference at the annual NCAA Convention.

Ranger Student-Athletes Honored Full Story

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