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Loyola Students Recognized at Annual Leadership Banquet

Loyola press release - April 27, 2006

Loyola Students Recognized at Annual Leadership Banquet

(New Orleans)— The Center for Student Leadership Development held its 24th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet on Thursday, April 20, 2006. This annual banquet brings students, advisors, and departments together to celebrate and recognize students’ and organizations’ leadership and involvement in the Loyola community.

Morgan Carattini, a junior majoring in English writing and a native of The Woodlands, Texas, was awarded the Mary Ann Reising Flynn Scholarship. The Mary Ann Reising Flynn Scholarship is awarded each spring to an outstanding woman who demonstrates character, leadership qualities, and involvement in student life or community service.

Vitaliy Voznyak, a senior majoring in political science and a native of Chicago, received the Rev. Ransom Marlow, S.J., Residential Life Award.

Robert H. Ford, a senior majoring in philosophy and a native of Frisco, Texas, received the Danna Center Award.

Jennifer Vu, a native of Monroe, La. And a philosophy pre-law junior, received the Celm Barthe Recreational Award.

Communications senior Kyle Daly, a native of New Orleans, received the award for Outstanding Greek Man, and Mary Esther Tucker, a native of Birmingham, Al., and a senior majoring in religious studies, specifically in Christianity, received the award for Outstanding Greek Woman.

The Spirit of Loyola Awards were also given out at the banquet. The Spirit of Loyola Awards are given to students and student organizations who excel in one of the areas of leadership development at Loyola University. The awards are the highest honor a student or student organization can receive in the field of leadership:

  • Communications senior Michelle Clarke, a native of Lafayette, La., received the Rev. James C. Carter Spirit of Loyola Award for Exceptional Leadership.
  • Music therapy senior Kristen D. Clark, a native of Peachtree City, Ga., received the Spirit of Loyola Award for Community Service by an Individual.
  • The Environmental Action Committee of the Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP) received the Spirit of Loyola Award for Community Service by an Organization.
  • History junior Shani “Mandi” Moore, a native of Harvey, La., received the Spirit of Loyola Award for Racial & Cultural Education.
  • The Black Student Union received the Spirit of Loyola Award for Racial & Cultural Education.
  • Associate Chaplain of University Ministry George Gallien received the Spirit of Loyola Award for Outstanding Student Organization Advisor.

For further information about these awards, contact the Office of Student Affairs at (504) 865-3030.

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