Leadership Awards

The Third Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 7:30pm | Latour Room In Nazareth Hall

To nominate yourself, a student, a student organization, or the advisor of a student organization, submit this form.

Who can submit nominations? Any current Marywood student or faculty/staff member.

Nominations due by Friday, March 8th.

Questions? Contact Michael at mkalage@marywood.edu.

Hosted by Marina Franklin

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New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene
today, with such notable appearances as, The Movie Trainwreck, Conan O'Brien, Louie Season V, The Jim
Gaffigan Show, Showtime’s Women Who Kill, and The Chappelle’s Show. She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's World Stand's Up, Rotterdam's Comedy Factory, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.


Advisor of the Year

This award is also open to coaches. If a coach is selected as the recipient, the award will say "Coach of the Year"

​This recognition will be presented to the faculty/staff advisor of a recognized student club/organization or coach of a varsity sport who goes above and beyond for the group of students they advise or coach, has motivated the club or team to make positive contributions to the Marywood community, and supports and encourages them in whatever way they can. ​

Award for Exceptional Leadership in Athletics

This award will recognize an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, possesses a strong sense of teamwork, and has displayed a profound dedication to the Marywood Athletics program. This student must be a well-rounded individual, balancing athletic involvement, academic achievement, and a strong moral character. The student must be a Varsity Athlete.

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award will be presented to an undergraduate student, graduate student, or student organization which best honors and supports Marywood’s core value of Service: a commitment to promoting social responsibility which fosters community engagement to meet real needs. Nominations must include specific examples of how the student/organization has benefited the community.

Event of the Year

This recognition will be presented to the student organization, team, or University office which organized the most successful or impactful program during the 2018-2019 academic year. Programs which were philanthropic, awareness-raising, social, educational, diversity-based, or entertaining will all be considered. Nominations must clearly explain why the program was a success, what its purpose was, and its value to Marywood or the community.

Fishbowl Award

This award will recognize a Resident Assistant, undergraduate or graduate, who has role-modeled leadership, respect, teamwork, community building, and commitment to service to students. This student must also have demonstrated an ability to balance Resident Assistant roles and responsibilities with academic achievement and a strong moral character. 

Outstanding Graduate Student

This award will recognize a graduate student who has made positive contributions to the University through leadership roles and involvement, mentoring, publishing work or presenting at conferences, community service, employment, or participation in professional associations.

Outstanding Senior Leader

This award will be presented to an undergraduate student who has completed 90 or more credits, and throughout their years at Marywood have proven themselves to be a capable and committed leader through their involvement, achievement, academics, service, and beyond.

Pacer Pride Award

The Pacer Pride Award will be presented to an undergraduate student who demonstrates a strong love for Marywood in their everyday life, creates positive experiences for fellow students, participates in organizations, University events, or community outreach, and promotes the mission and values of the University.

Sister John Award for Acceptance & Inclusion

This award will be presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and acceptance in their everyday life and interactions. The student will know what it means to be an ally to any marginalized community and use their voice to speak up for others. Overall, the student should exemplify Marywood’s core value of Respect: Honoring the uniqueness and dignity of each human person.

Sister Mary Persico Emerging Leader Award

This award will be presented to an undergraduate student who has completed less than 90 credits, and in their time at Marywood has already established themselves as a leader. This may have been achieved through involvement in student organizations, volunteer work, achievement in academics, or any other number of ways which can prove their potential and intent to continue to grow into an even stronger leader.

Student Organization of the Year

This award will be presented to a recognized student organization who has made a positive impact on Marywood through their leadership, programming, service, or other activities. Nominations must include specific instances of how this club has benefitted the University, its students, and the community.

Student Veteran Excellence in Leadership Award

​This award is open to any student veteran utilizing G.I. Bill benefits to help fund their education​ at Marywood​ and has demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities, a strong commitment to service, and who makes outreach to fellow students a priority in their daily lives. ​The recipient must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Previous Award Winners

Advisor of the Year

Barb Decker holds award

2017: Antonia Cerda-Bevan

2018: Barb Decker

Award for Exceptional Leadership in Athletics

Alexa Scala holds award

2017: Brooke Labs

2018: Alexa Scala

Community Service Award

jessica burkovich holds award

2017: Nadine Burton, Marywood Field Hockey Team

2018: Jessica Burkovich, Gianna DelleRose

Fishbowl Award

Zack Lowe holds award

2017: Tyler Smith

2018: Zach Lowe

Most Improved Student Organization

global unity club participants hold award

2017: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

2018: Global Unity Club

Outstanding Graduate Student

leadership awards pamphlet

2017: Cen Jiao

2018: Allison Fruehan

Outstanding Senior Leader

2017: Maria Temples

2018: Nicole Coombs

Pacer Pride Award

Brandon Morley holds award

2017: Alexis Namyak, Gabrielle Creazzo

2018: Brandon Morley

Program of the Year

Perfectly Imperfect Week participants hold award

2017: Mr. Marywood - Hosted by the Music Therapy Club

2018: Perfectly Imperfect Week- hosted by POW

Sister John Award for Acceptance & Inclusion

Mikayla Attwood holds award

2017: Salma Ahmed

2018: Mikayla Attwood