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Outstanding Students Honored at Western New England University

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 - 8:00 AM All News
  • Back Row (L to R): J. Hotaling, D. Paradiso, A. Washington, J. Conners, E. Kaim. Dr. A. Caprio, R. Benoit, A. Moorman, J. Beauchemin, T. Kelly, M. Lambert. Front Row (L to R): A. Van Buren, B. Cassidy, J. Farnham, K. Nelson, A, Forest, A. Benedict, R. Schenck, L.Kodreanu, A. Summa.

Western New England University held its 45th Annual Cocurricular Award Ceremony recognizing those students who have distinguished themselves within the area of cocurricular involvement.

"Western New England University is truly enhanced by the students honored here this evening by their demonstrated willingness to serve the community, both on and off campus. Our lives have been enriched by their service." said Maureen Hart Keizer, Associate Dean of Students at the dinner celebration held on April 27.

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development annually coordinates the Cocurricular Awards dinner and ceremony marking the culmination of a year of student programming and community service by over 70 active clubs and organizations at Western New England University. From a pool of over 90 deserving nominated students, the following 18 were selected to receive awards:

Andrew s. Moorman, Student Association Residence Life Award
Johnna A. Farnham, Student Association Student Programming Award
Jessica A. Hotaling, Student Association Community Service Award
Thomas P. Kelly, Student Association Excellence in Media Award
Kaytlin A. Nelson, Student Association Citation of Community Service
Alaina B. Washington, Student Association Award of Excellence
Bridget A. Cassidy, Student Association Fine Arts Award
Ryan K. Benoit, Student Association Volunteer of the Year Award
Joseph E. Connors, Andrew J. Mulcahy Jr. Student Leadership Award
Ashley N. Forest, Student Association Distinguished Service Award
Jarred D. Beauchemin, Student Association Recognition Award
Alexis M. Van Buren, Student Association Recognition Award
Alexandra N. Summa, Student Association First Year Success Award
Lyubov Kodreanu, Richard M. DiRuzza Student Life Award
Ashley E. Benedict, CHAMPS/Life Skills Award of Excellence – Female
Ryan J. Schenck, CHAMPS/Life Skills Award of Excellence – Male
Daniel T. Paradiso, Parent Association Student Citizenship Award
Ezra J. Kaim, Student Association Graduate of the Year

University staff member, Melissa Lambert, was chosen to receive the Golden Bear Award. Lambert is the Operations Manager in the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development.