Sixteen Students Honored for Excellent Leadership

The students were nominated by their peers for the annual student leadership awards

ST. LOUIS, APRIL 30, 2013 - Sixteen students and five student organizations were recognized last week for outstanding leadership.

The annual student leadership awards ceremony, held April 26 in the University Center's Sunnen Lounge, celebrated the leadership and accomplishments achieved by Webster student organizations and individual student leaders throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. Awards are given out in a large number of categories, culminating with the George Herbert Walker Prize, named for Webster's Trustee Emeritus.

Other awards awarded during the ceremony included individual leadership, student organization, the Alumni Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate awards, the Student Government Association (SGA) Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior of the Year, and student organization advisor. Additionally, those students completing the Leadership Certificate Program as part of Webster LEADS are recognized. The students were selected through nominations from other students that were collected earlier this semester.

The ceremony is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association.

This year's award winners are:

Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Eric Goedereis – BaSS Club
SGA Outstanding Freshman – Monica Fogle
SGA Outstanding Sophomore – Alyssa Hegwood
SGA Outstanding Junior – Araba Budu-Anguah
Alumni Association Outstanding Undergraduate Student – Jonathon Musgrave
Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Student – Olive Mukabalisa
Mark Govoni Emerging Leader Award – Gabrielle Deimeke
Outstanding Contributions to SGA – Taylor Snead, Comptroller 2012-2013
Outstanding Leadership of a Student Organization – Kait Portz, BaSS Club
Campus Voice Award – Kayla Thompson
Campus Life Award – Lisa Adden
Global Citizen Award – Kayla Wong
Capstone Award for Leadership – Wakeel Rahman & Josh Sellmeyer
Outstanding Contributions to Campus Social Life: African Student Association
Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Awareness: Muslim Student Association
Outstanding Contributions to Community Service: Delta Phi Epsilon
Mission Critical Award: AAAC (Association of African American Collegians)
Collaborative Effort by and Employment Group: 2012-2013 New Student Orientation Leaders & 2012-2013 Resident Assistants
Marketing Campaign Award: Rachel Noland, for the Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies
George Herbert Walker Prize for Leadership: Nicole King