May 17, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Students and staff members at Bucknell University were honored recently with leadership awards.

Bucknell senior Liz Lorson received the John and Martha Zeller Award for Meritorious Service to the Lewisburg Community. This award is presented periodically by the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership to a Bucknell student who has shown extraordinary commitment to the Lewisburg community during his/her undergraduate career. The award honors John and Martha Zeller and recognizes them and their exceptional contributions to both the Bucknell and greater Lewisburg community.

Senior Tom Sherman and sophomore Emily Haley each received the Community Outreach Award, given to a student who has unselfishly given of his/her time and energy in serving the local community above and beyond normal expectations.

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

Senior Jitu Patel received 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.

Seniors Janelle Nodhturft and Adam Weinberg each received the Change Agent Award, given to the student who has shown the courage and vision to actively advocate for positive change on campus and/or in the world.

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

Sophomore Harry Kastenbaum 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.

Class Awards of Excellence, given to a member of each class for displaying exceptional leadership through their involvement and impact on campus, were awarded to seniors Ben Portman and Christine Felser, junior Sarah Cummings, sophomore Andrew Logan, and first-year student Dwyer Haney.

Twenty-two seniors received the Bison Award for Excellence in Co-Curricular Activities, which recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to various co-curricular and community activities. Criteria for selection are the breadth and depth of involvement and are not limited to the holding of formal offices. They were: Jenna Camann, John Dean, Loren Fishkind, Mandy Hart, John Kimball, Mark Kohler, Becky Kosowicz, Liz Lorson, Phuong Nguyen, Stefan Niemczyk, Janelle Nodhturft, Cassie Ostroski, Jitu Patel, Ben Portman, Dominic Rupprecht, Ashley Shamansky, Sheridan Tennant, James Tucker, Tom Wagner, Adam Weinberg, Michelle Wirkus, and Alessandro Zanelli.

The Catholic Campus Ministry received the Student Organization Award, given to a group of students who have significantly impacted their group, the campus, or the community through innovation, collaboration, and the quality of leadership they have displayed.

Father Martin Moran III, most recently Bucknell's Catholic Campus minister, received the Leadership Mentor Award, given to a member of the faculty, administrative, or support staff, who has consistently helped identify, encourage, and support students in their leadership development.

Kim Daubman, associate professor of psychology, received the Forrest D. Brown Award, given annually to a member of the faculty, administrative or support staff who has repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to the community and its needs, and who has also affected the lives of Bucknell students by impressing upon them the values of community service.

Posted May 17, 2007

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