ANNUAL STUDENT LIFE AWARDS CELEBRATED AT UPT

The 22nd annual Student Life Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, was held in the J. Curtis McKinney II Student Union at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

The dinner and awards ceremony recognizes and honors student’s organizational achievements. 

Parris Carter , Executive Director of Student Affairs and Morgan Pittinger, Student Government Association President , were Master and Mistress of Ceremonies.  Jeff Ledebur, who represents Campus Ministries, provided the invocation.

Awards were presented in the following categories:  Organizational recognition, recognition of service, athletic and intramurals, and achievement awards. 

The Student Leadership Award (upperclassman) is given annually to a second year student(s) who has made outstanding contributions to student life at Pitt-Titusville.  This year’s recipients were Domonic Daniels and Meghan Williams.

Mitchell Cuzzolina and Corey Payne were awarded the Freshman Leadership Award.  This award is given annually to first year students who have shown excellence in leadership abilities in the classroom, work areas, residence halls, and campus activities. 

Matthew Baker and Jeffrey Glass were presented with the Commuter Student Leadership Award in recognition to their service to the campus and community.

After honoring all of the resident assistants for their hard work and dedication, Ashle Hall and Katlyn Pace were the recipients of the Resident Assistant of the Year Award and Mark Crawford was the RA with the highest GPA by the Office of Residence Life.

The Residence Life Leadership Award was presented to Aisha Salami and Mark Crawford.  This award is given annually to a student who resides within the campus residence halls for at least one year and is actively involved in residence life programs and campus life.

Organizational recognition awards were presented to members of the  American Chemical Society, Allies, Alpha Omega, Student Ambassadors, Black Student Union, Cheerleaders, Commuter Student Association, Guitar Club, Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Activities Board, and Student Government Association.  The American Chemical Society received the outstanding student organization award.

Parris Carter was presented with the Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award for advising the Black Student Union and Student Government Association.

Cassandra Davis was the recipient of the Good Citizen Award.  This award is presented to the student who has effectively demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of knowledge with personal integrity and academic honesty, and to the sanctity of the learning environment.  This student must have passed at least 24 credits, maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 and has demonstrated leadership within the campus and the community. 

Twenty-one students were recognized for their academics and involvement in campus and community activities through the Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.  These students were each given certificates from Who’s Who at the banquet.

Student athletes from men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball were recognized for their commitment to the athletic programs at Pitt-Titusville. 

The awards are selected in the second semester of each year through an application process, beginning with nominations of student leaders.  Awards are determined by a selection committee that includes faculty and staff members.

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PHOTO ATTACHED:  (L-R):  Cassandra Davis, Aisha Salami, Meghan Williams, Mitchell Cuzzolino, Dominic Daniels, Matthew Baker, Corey Payne, Ashle Hall, Katlyn Pace and Mark Crawford