The 23rd 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 Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

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

Dr. David Fitz, Campus Dean, was Master 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 achievement awards. 

The Student Leadership Award (upperclassman) is given annually to a second year student who has made outstanding contributions to student life at Pitt-Titusville.  This year’s recipient was Cassandra Davis.

Rebecca Fagley was awarded the Freshman Leadership Award.  This award is given annually to a first year student who has shown excellence in leadership abilities in the classroom, work areas, residence halls, and campus activities. 

Matthew Baker was presented with the Commuter Student Leadership Award in recognition for his service to the campus and community.

After honoring the eight Resident Assistants, Taylor McBride and Mitchell Cuzzolina were the recipients of the Resident Assistant of the Year Award and Jason Clark was the RA with the highest GPA by the Office of Residence Life.

The Residence Life Leadership Award was presented to Bailey Ann Low.  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 Alpha Omega, American Chemical Society, Black Student Union, Cheerleaders, Commuter Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Residence Hall Activities and Programs (RHAP), Student Activities Board, and Student Government Association.   Alpha Omega received the outstanding student organization award.

Stephanie Fiely was presented with the student organization advisor of the year award.

Mitchell Cuzzolina 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. 

Nineteen students were recognized for their academic success 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 were recognized for their commitment to the athletic program 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.



PHOTO ATTACHED:  (L-R):  Mitchell Cuzzolina, Jason Clark, Taylor McBride, Bailey Anne Low, Cassandra Davis, Matthew Baker, Rebecca Fagley.