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Date: May 15, 2008
Hofstra's Student Leadership Awards Celebrates 25 Years with New Ceremony
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – This year marked the 25th year that Hofstra has recognized its’ students at the annual Student Leadership Awards. The Awards were established to honor those student clubs and individuals who exemplify leadership within the Hofstra community.
The Division of Student Affairs, which hosts the special awards banquet, and some Student Government Association members were inspired and challenged this year to re-structure the awards banquet. After 10 months of meetings, brainstorming sessions, and dedication the banquet was transformed into an elegant night of recognition for more than 45 student groups and individuals.
Recipients of the awards are nominated by fellow students, faculty, and administrators. More than 150 students and student clubs were nominated and a committee of Student Affairs administrators chose the recipients. The awards recognize outstanding students, student organizations, and members of the campus community who significantly contribute to the improvement of student life at Hofstra. The actions, dedication, compassion and resourcefulness of those distinguished students and organizations are not only commendable, but also are an inspiration to the Hofstra Community.
“The leaders who are honored at this event are the true embodiment of “Hofstra Pride’,” said Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Activities Kim Rhyan.
Congratulations to all the 2007-2008 Winners listed below.
Commuting Student Affairs Awards
Emerging Commuter of the Year
Outstanding Commuter of the Year
Recreation and Intramural Sports Awards
Sports Club President of the Year
Sports Club of the Year
Hofstra Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team
Most Improved Sports Club
Hofstra Women’s Rugby Club.
Multicultural and International Student Programs Awards
International Student of the Year
Cultural Club of the Year
Most Improved Cultural Club
Cultural Club Student Leader of the Year
Orientation and New Student Programs Awards
New Student Award
Outstanding Orientation Leader Award
Residential Programs Awards
Leaders of Living/Learning
Outstanding Floor Council Leader Award
Outstanding RSA Member Award
Student Leadership and Activities Awards
Individual Community Service Awards
Alexandra Laks and Kate Legnetti
Community Service Award for a Club
Outstanding Welcome Week Volunteer
Outstanding Welcome Week Captain
Anita Ellis Endowed Scholarship
Spirit Support Student Leaders of the Year
Band Student Leader of the Year
Cheer Student Leader of the Year
Dance Student Leader of the Year
Most Improved Sorority or Fraternity of the Year
Delta Sigma Phi
Fraternity of the Year
Tau Epsilon Phi
Sorority of the Year
Delta Phi Epsilon
Fraternity President of the Year
Sorority President of the Year
Clubs of the Year:
Religious Club of the Year
Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
Media Club of the Year
Social Club of the Year
Organization of Commuter Students
Performance Club of the Year
Politically/Socially Active Club of the Year
Progressive Students Union
Pre-Professional Club of the Year
Hofstra Athletic Trainers Society
Academic Club of the Year
Division of Student Affairs Awards
Who’s Who Among College Students
Sophomore Man of the Year
The three finalists for this category were Sean Hutchinson Samuel Jaffe, and Brent Weitzberg.
Recipient: Brent Weitzberg
Sophomore Woman of the Year
Junior Woman of the Year
The three finalists for this category were Shakirah DeMesier, Tammy Kim, and Kate Legnetti.
Recipient: Kate Legnetti
Hofstra Man of the Year
The three finalists for this category were William Cosgrove, Peter Napoli, and Matthew Zaslow.
Recipient: William Cosgrove
Dr. Holly J. Seirup Award-Hofstra Woman of the Year
The three finalists for this category were Cheryl Curry, Veronica Gerosimo, and Pascale Ngo.
Recipient: Cheryl Curry
Community Service Event of the Year
Progressive Students Union- Doctors Without Borders
One Degree Award
The six finalists for this award were Pascale Ngo, Sara Lacenere, Andrea Schwartz, Kathryn Carlson, Tammy Kim and Veronica Gerosimo.
Student Government Association Award - Adviser of the Year