The 24th annual Student Life Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Office of Student Life, was held in the J. Curtis McKinney II Student Union at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville on Tuesday, April 9, 2018.

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

Dr. David Fitz , campus dean, was Master of Ceremonies.  Student, Eileen Miller, 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 was Rebecca Fagley.

Sadie Presto was 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. 

Danielle Wagner was presented with the Commuter Student Leadership Award in recognition to her service to the campus and community.

After honoring the all of the resident assistants for their hard work and dedication, The Residence Life Leadership Award was presented to Zachary Rockey.  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. Albert Lopez-Martinez was recognized as the RA with the highest GPA.

Organizational recognition awards were presented to members of the American Chemical Society, Alpha Omega, Black Student Union, Cheerleaders, Commuter Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Activities Board, Student Physical Therapist Assistant Association, Residence Hall Activities & Programs and Student Government Association.  The Student Activities Board received the outstanding student organization award.

Dr. Kristie Peters was presented with the student organization advisor of the year award for advising the American Chemistry Society.

Rebecca Fagley 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. 

Two students were recognized for their involvement in Habitat for Humanity.

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):  Rebecca Fagley and Samantha McHenry (front row)

Zachary Rockey, Sadie Presto, Alexis O’Donnell, Carrie Covell and Albert Lopez-Martinez