For more than two decades, the Athenian Awards have saluted the Mount's emerging student leaders on campus.
Mount Saint Mary's University recognized 260 students,
faculty and staff with Athenian Awards for their leadership and contributions
to the Mount community. The awards ceremony, which was hosted by the Women’s
Leadership and Student Involvement office, was held April 13 at the Campus
Center at Chalon.
“For more than two decades, the Athenian Awards have
celebrated leadership and student engagement and involvement,” said Dr. Jane
Lingua, vice president for student affairs. “They salute those who have contributed
to and benefited from our community and recognize how they have grown into
positions of leadership and service.”
President Ann McElaney-Johnson kicked off the ceremony and
was followed by outgoing Student Government Association (SGA) President Blanca
Duenas ‘16, who delivered the invocation and inducted the 2016-2017 SGA board, chaired
by incoming president Melanie Sava ‘17.
Student awards highlights
The Inter-Club Council, comprising 37 campus organization
presidents, presented four special awards:
of all winners is available online.
Staff and faculty
Athenian Awards also were presented to two staff and faculty
honorees who were selected through a University-wide student survey:
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Athenian Awards program
and the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Mount’s Women's Leadership
Program, the oldest such women’s leadership program in the western United
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