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Leadership Appreciation Reception

The Leadership Appreciation Reception honors and recognizes student leaders and student organizations that have enriched the University of Rochester's community through their varied programs, publications, activities, and community service.

Four awards are given during the reception:

  1. Alice DeSimone Award
  2. Ana Hubbard Award
  3. Outstanding New Student Organization
  4. Outstanding Business Managers
  5. Outstanding Presidents
  6. Student Organization Photo Winner

This year's Leadership Appreciation Reception will be held on Friday, December 6th, 2019 in the Douglass Ballroom. This event is invitation-only and for organizations that are advised by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership and Wilson Commons Student Activities. Attire is business casual.

Reception Schedule
Doors open 3:45pm—Mix and Mingle

4:05 p.m.—Welcoming Remarks

4:30 p.m.—Awards

5 p.m.—Dessert

Leadership Awards

Alice DeSimone Award

Nominees need not be in high-profile or formal positions of leadership to be considered. Instead, this award recognizes dedication, enthusiasm, collaboration, and positive role modeling as leadership traits that help promote and maintain a strong quality of life for all. This award can and will be given to more than one student in their junior, senior, or fifth year (e5 or Take 5).

2018-2019 Winners
  • Criswell Lavery
  • Emma Kayton
  • Elizabeth Priore
  • Leo Liu
  • Madison Frye
  • Mattie Eckerstrom
  • Robert Cecil
2017-18 Winners
  • Anaclare Sullivan
  • Christian Keenan
  • David Maister
  • Jacqueline Heinselmann
  • Jaqueline Powell
  • Jennifer Foster
  • Toby Kosklet
2016-17 Winners
  • Vivian Li
  • Sarah Bjornland
  • Kylie Sargeant
  • Tanveer Karim
  • Isabel Miller
  • Margaret Curtis
  • Kathryn Labine

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Ana Hubbard Award

The Ana Hubbard Award was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Ana Hubbard, class of 1999. Wilson Commons Student Activities presents the Ana Hubbard Award in recognition of a student whose participation in a student organization has improved their life, provided valuable skills, and contributed to the vitality of their student organization and campus community. This award can and will be given to a student in their junior, senior, or fifth year (e5 or Take 5).

2018-2019 Winner

Rita Pecoraro

 

2017-18 Winner

Yiran Shan

2016-17 Winner

Aurek Ransom

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Outstanding New Student Organization Award

The Outstanding New Student Organization Award is awarded to an undergraduate, University-recognized student organization that has been around between one and four years. The organization also needs to have a primary advisor from the Rochester Center for Community Leadership or Wilson Commons Student Activities office.

This student organization demonstrates moving beyond the expectations of a startup organization. Organizations will also exhibit a lasting impact on the campus environment for all students. Self-nominations accepted. Organizations must be in good standing with the Students' Association Government and Wilson Commons Student Activities.

2018-2019 Winner

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

 

2017-18 Winner

UR Photography

2016-17 Winner

SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group)

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Outstanding Business Manager

Performed the responsibilities of their leadership role in an exceptional way which fostered the success of their organization. Modeled the communal principles in their behaviors and actions.

Student need not apply. This is based off of nominations only.

2018-2019 Winner

Zander Freidelberg

 

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Outstanding President

Performed the responsibilities of their leadership role in an exceptional way which fostered the success of their organization. Modeled the communal principles in their behaviors and actions.

Student need not apply. This is based off of nominations only.

2018-2019 Winner

Rebecca Handsman

 

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Student Organization Photo Winner

Categories
  • Best Group Portrait: The selected photo best captures an organization's members in a thoughtful reflective moment.
  • Best CCC Page: This prize is given to the organization that best uses the options on CCC to visually showcase their organization.
  • Best Creative Group: The selected photo captures the vision and spirit of an organization in an inspired way.
2018-2019 Winners
  • Best Group Portrait: Outing Club
  • Best CCC page: College Diabetes Network
  • Best Creative Group Image: Indulgence
2017-18 Winners
  • Best Group Portrait: River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)
  • Best CCC Page: UR Cinema Group
  • Best Creative Group: Pan-African Student Association (PASA)
2016-17 Winners
  • Best Group Portrait: Chinese Students' Association (CSA)
  • Best CCC Page: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Best Creative Group: Korean Percussion Group (HON)

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