KENNESAW, Ga. | Apr 18, 2023
The 8th annual student leader awards ceremony celebrates outstanding Owls at KSU.
The Division of Student Affairs hosted the 8th Annual Student Leader Awards at the Convocation Center to honor outstanding achievements and recognize the continued exemplary commitment of KSU students who serve their local and global communities.
Student Affairs received a record 205 nominations for students, fraternities and sororities, club sports, competition teams, and registered student organizations. The nominations are for students and groups that model extraordinary commitment to voluntary service on campus, school spirit, and dedication to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive campus.
"I've had the opportunity to meet with several of you, attend your events, and hear about the amazing things you all are doing that impact KSU," said Dr. Eric Arneson, the Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs. "The work you all have done this year to make KSU the vibrant campus it is has been tremendous to witness."
Student-organized events were also recognized during the awards. Brown Sound and Latin Soul, winner of the Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion event category, is a collaboration with Lambda Theta Phi Latino Fraternity and the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program. The program brought light to KSU's Latin American and Latinx Studies program and the opportunities for Latin heritage students and KSU students to learn about the history of other cultures. Topics discussed included:
Student leader of the year winner Ryan Waltman has a long list of accomplishments during his time here at KSU, including being a charter member and the first elected Vice-President of Alpha Pi Mu, multiple honor societies, a mathematics tutor, a volunteer with the Family Unification Project, and has been a President's List recipient every semester.
Congratulations to all of the fantastic Owls enriching their and the campus community's lives during their time at Kennesaw State University.
2023 Student Leader Awards include:
Civic Engagement Award
Emory Roy, Student
EcoOwls, Student Group
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Yoshi Castro , Student
Student Nurses Association, Student Group
Event - Brown Sound and Latin Soul, hosted by Sigma Lambda Upsilon Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
Community and School Spirit
Sahil Bardai, Student
Adopt-A-Stream, Student Group
Emerging Leader Award
Astrid Cuellar Benitez, Student
Public Relations Student Society of America, Student Group
Student Affairs Leadership Award
Student Program of the Year
Salsa with the Señoritas, hosted by Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc
Student Group of the Year
The Night Owls
Student Group Advisor of the Year
Leslie Holmes Minor, Student Nursing Association
Student Leader of the Year