April 26, 2005


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Several Bucknell students and two Bucknell staff members were honored Saturday at the third annual student leadership awards ceremony, hosted by Bucknell's Division of Student Affairs. Honored were:

Sophomore Jenna Camann received the Emerging Leader Award, given to a student in the first-year or sophomore class who has become active in co-curricular activities and has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.

Seniors Davis Caribardi and Margaret Fairfield, junior Scott Breon, sophomore Liz Lorson, and first-year student Sarah Cummings were recipients of the Awards of Excellence, given to a member of each class for displaying exceptional leadership through involvement and impact on campus during the current academic year.

Senior Lee Cromwell received the Civility and Respect Award, given to a student who exhibits the ideals of civility and mutual respect in actions and words and works to promote inclusiveness among all members of the Bucknell community.

The Bridge-Builder Award, given to the student who has successfully worked across the usual boundaries of campus life to bring together student groups, students and faculty/staff, or students and area residents for a program or project, was awarded to junior Alyssa Schneebaum.

Senior Samuel Ostroff received the Change Agent Award, given to the student who has shown the courage and vision to advocate actively for positive change.

Senior Sara Close received the Student Leadership Mentor Award, given to a student who consistently has helped identify, encourage, and support students in leadership development.

The Community Outreach Award, awarded to senior Gregory Yankee, is given to a student who has unselfishly given of his/her time and energy in serving the local community above and beyond normal expectations.

The BISON Award of Excellence recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to various co-curricular and community activities. The 2005 recipients are: Katherine Breitenbach, David Caribardi, Sara Close, Lee Cromwell, Sarah Dickinson, Patricia Eberwine, Gregory Ekimoff, Ryan Goodman, Abram Harris, Christine Hebling, Nicole Hollister, Richard Karcher, Christine Kim, Melinda Kummer, Kristen Lunny, Ann Rosko, Rebecca Schofield, John Siwicki, Luke Stehouwer, Gordon Stransky, William Duff Weber, Gregory Yankee,

Amy Badal, assistant dean of students, received the Leadership Mentor Award. The award is given to a member of the faculty, administrative or support staff who consistently has helped to identify, encourage, and support students in their leadership development.

University Chaplain Ian Oliver was given the Forrest D. Brown Award. The annual award recognizes a member of the faculty, administrative staff, or support staff who repeatedly has demonstrated a commitment to the community and its needs, and who also has affected the lives of Bucknell students by impressing upon them the values of community service.

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Gordon Stransky and family

Bison Award winners

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