2018 ANNUAL STUDENT AWARDS BANQUET
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
KILCAWLEY CENTER/CHESTNUT ROOM
The Student Awards Banquet is a very special night because we celebrate the many outstanding students, organizations and support staff that have helped make the 2017-18 school year such a resounding success. Check out the photos from the night!
Each year this event is sponsored by Student Government, Student Experience and Student Activities.
All student and organizational awards, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Student Affairs and Student Government Association awards are given that night. Some of the highlighted awards include the AVI Leadership Scholarships, Hirsch-Satrum Leadership Scholarships, Emerging Leader Program recognition, Student Government’s passing of the gavel to the incoming President and Vice-President, Presidential Mentors and most notably concludes with the YSU Pin Awards.
Since 1948 the award has been a distinguished part of Youngstown State University’s rich tradition. The YSU Pin Award recognizes up to five graduating seniors annually who have achieved academic success and demonstrated outstanding leadership, motivation, and creativity in university and community activities.
Honorees will receive their awards at the Annual Student Awards Banquet, scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018.
If faculty and staff would like to attend, the cost of an individual ticket is $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, April 24. Tickets can be purchased at Penguin Xing, also located in Kilcawley Center/Second Floor Arcade, next to the Watson-Tressel Reading Lounge. Penguin Xing is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday.
2017 - 2018 Award Recipients Listed Below:
Outstanding Student Organization
Jenna Roesch, Organization President
Isabel Stoeber, Organization Internal Chair
Outstanding University-Wide Program
Delta Zeta Sorority
"Hits for Hearing"
Miranda Domiano, Organization President
Paige Prologo, Organization Philanthropy Chair
Most Promising New Campus Organization
Barbershop Chorus of Youngstown State University
Jared Liscinsky, Organization President
Tyler Leibengood, Organization Secretary
Outstanding Advisor Award
Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Lecturer, Marketing Department
Cardinal Newman Service Award
Presented by the Newman Center: For a Graduating Senior For Service to the Newman Center, Catholic Student Association and YSU Community
In Honor of Marilyn Kocinski, Dance Instructor
AVI Leadership Scholarship
For Outstanding Undergraduate Campus Leaders
Hirsch-Satrum Leadership Scholarship
For Outstanding Undergraduate Campus Leaders
Mentor of the Year
For Faculty/Staff Member Who has Contributed the Most to the Development of a YSU Student
Dr. Sara Michaliszyn, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Sport Science
Multicultural Student Services
For Student Employee of the Year
Gina Tenney Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a Sophomore enrolled in the College of Creative Arts & Communication
Bernadine Marinelli Memorial Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding student supervisor in the Division of Student Experience in memory of an exceptional educator and student advocate.
Emerging Leader Program
Student Service Award
In Recognition of Exceptional Service to Students
Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica, Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
Edna K. McDonald Cultural Awareness Award
In Recognition of Contributions Made to Cultural Diversity
For Outstanding Achievement in Support of Student Affairs
Leslie Page, Director, First Year Student Services
Dr. Luke N. Zaccaro Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: For Exceptional Service to the University and Fellow Students
Dr. Charles A. McBriarty Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: To an Exceptional Student-Oriented Staff Member
Lora Graneto, Administrative Assistant, Student Activities
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: To a Faculty Member Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Dr. Shakir Husain, Professor, Civil/Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Student Government Association Spirit Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: For Outstanding Enthusiasm for the Work of the Student Government Association
President Cynthia E. Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: For Extended Commitment and Dedication to Serving the Student Body
John J. Gocala Sr. Service Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: For Going Above and Beyond to Serve the Traditions of Youngstown State University
Shirley Hodge, Administrative Assistant, Procurement Services
Dr. Martin T. "Marty" Manning Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: To an Exceptional Student Mentor
Kelly Beers, Associate Director, Student Conduct
Harry M. Meshel Legacy Award
Presented by the YSU Student Government Association: For Commitment to
Public Service for the Greater Youngstown Community
YSU Pin Award
For Outstanding Graduating Student Leaders
Donald Hays, Jr.