May 3, 2004


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

Honored were:

  • first-year students Amanda Forsburg, who received the Emerging Leader Award, given to a student active in co-curricular activities; and Elizabeth Lorson, Class of 2007 Award of Excellence, for exceptional leadership, involvement and impact on campus.

  • sophomores Kelly Holmes, Class of 2006 Award of Excellence, for exceptional leadership, involvement and impact on campus; and Alyssa Schneebaum, Change Agent Award, for actively advocating for positive change on campus or in the world.

  • juniors Rebecca Schofield, Civility and Respect Award, for promoting inclusiveness among all members of the Bucknell community; and Luke Stehouwer, Class of 2005 Award of Excellence, for exceptional leadership, involvement and impact on campus.

  • seniors Tricia Elseroad, Student Leadership Mentor Award, for identifying, encouraging and supporting students in their leadership development; Evan Gropper, Community Outreach Award, for serving the local community above and beyond normal expectations; Garry Thaniel, Class of 2004 Award of Excellence, for exceptional leadership, involvement and impact on campus; and Katy Timer, Bridge Builder Award, for bringing people together for a program or project.

Seniors who received the Bison Award of Excellence, given for making significant contributions to various co-curricular and community activities, were: William Anderson, Brian Bialas, Tricia Bushnell, Garrett Carlough, Kim Cocoros, Tricia Elseroad, Joshua Fisher, Lindsey Gentel, Michelle Gezo, Abby Gulden, Cori Hetherington, Timothy Johnson, Nik Keramidas, Travis Martin, Jennifer Mellon, Lina Nandy, Kerry O'Donnell, Jakita Price, Jason Rubinstein, Abbey Seaboyer, Garry Thaniel, and Katy Timer.

In addition, two staff members were honored.

Ginnie Moore, secretary with the Office of Campus Activities and Programs, received the Leadership Mentor Award, given to a member of the staff who has consistently helped identify, encourage and support students in their leadership development.

Donald Stechschulte, director of the Student Health Service, received the Forrest D. Brown Award, given to a staff member who repeatedly demonstrates a commitment to the community and its needs, and who affects the lives of Bucknell students by impressing upon them the values of community service. Stechschulte has traveled with the Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua each of their 10 trips, giving medical assistance to the people of Nueva Vida in the student-built clinic.

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