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Leadership Development


Student Leadership & Involvement Awards

 

Nominate a deserving student for a Leadership AWARD!
Self-Nominations welcomed!


Student Leadership and Involvement Award Ceremony
May 2, 2014

 

Nomination Form Here

 All Nominations Must Be Typed

 

Nomination due by 4/9/14

  

 

List of Awards presented on behalf of the College and Student Affairs

Father Cyprian Mensing, OFM Award
This highest college award is presented to a graduating senior male and female who has demonstrated prominent leadership, outstanding scholarship, and exemplifies the highest ideals of Christianity and the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
Criteria: Nominees should have a G.P.A of 3.55 or better. They should have distinguished themselves in a successful leadership role in various activities throughout their career at Siena College. It should be clear that, through their involvement in one or more organizations or activities, they have made a positive impact on the community and that the organization/activity in which they were involved would not have been as successful without their guidance and vision.


Father Noel Fitzpatrick, OFM Award
Father Noel served the community of Siena College as Professor of Philosophy from 1969 until his untimely death in 1974. During this time, Father Noel took an active interest in the lives of all Siena College students. As a Friar-in-Residence and a mentor Fr. Noel was always able to share his unique wit and perspective with students, offering them companionship, comfort, and compassion particularly when they needed it most. This award is the highest honor presented to a junior male who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, taken a prominent leadership role, and exemplifies the highest ideals of Christianity and the Franciscan tradition.
Criteria: The nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 3.55 or better and have demonstrated and fulfilled successfully leadership roles in various activities within the College community.


Nancy DaPore Award
Nancy DaPore served the community of Siena College as Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Students from 1977 to 1994. As the first woman to hold the position of Dean of Students on the Siena campus, she was known always as a student advocate and just and fair disciplinarian. She was instrumental in the development of the student handbook and was actively sought after for both her wisdom and her compassionate nature. This award is the highest honor presented to a junior female who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, taken a prominent leadership role, and exemplifies the highest ideals of Christianity and the Franciscan tradition.
Criteria: The nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 3.55 or better and have demonstrated and fulfilled successfully leadership roles in various activities within the College community..

Solidarity Advocate Award
This award is presented to a student who foremost exhibits values, characteristics and actions that reflects the Franciscan Tradition. The recipient of this award is one who displays courage to acknowledge social inequities and works within a peaceful framework to foster an inclusive campus culture.
Criteria: The nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 3.0 or better and should have contributed significantly towards building an inclusive campus, participated in working towards furthering a just community and engaged in cross-cultural activities.

 

Jim Knust Community Service Award
Jim Knust was a strong and motivating force on the Siena College campus from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s. As a student and later as Residence Director of Ryan Hall his impact on the communal life of the college was varied and pervasive. In 1975 he was named Director of the Campus Center a position he held until his unexpected death in 1992. A well-beloved member of the Siena College community, he was known for his strong role in all organizations and activities on the campus. This award is presented to a student or student organization that has been instrumental in forming and strengthening bonds between the college and the greater Capital Region through participation in community service activities and/or projects.
Criteria: The student nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, and either the student or the organization nominated should have been instrumental in forming and strengthening bonds between Siena College and the greater Capital Region through participation in community service activities and/or projects.

 

Claire Ficarra '92 Programming Award
In the fall of 1991, the Student Events Board, formerly a committee of the Student Senate, reincorporated itself as an independent body within the student government of Siena College. Claire Ficarra, Class of 1992, was elected its first Chairperson and in this position helped to guide the SEB in its mission to provide events and programs for the life of the campus community. In her spirit, this award is presented to a student in recognition of devotion and energy to the college in activities, as a motivator of fellow students, and especially for commitment to the goals of Siena College in programming.
Criteria: The nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.

 

Walter T. Kicinski '62 Outstanding Commuter Student Award
Walter T. Kicinski graduated from Siena College in 1962. As a commuting student, he gave much of his time and talent in service to Siena College. In 1993 he joined Siena College's Board of Trustees and was elected Chair of the Board in 1999. This award is presented to a commuting student who exemplifies the values and goals of Siena College through dedicated service to student events, programs, and the communal life of the campus.
Criteria: The nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.

 

Campus Involvement Award
This award is presented to any freshmen or sophomore students who have contributed significantly to the student body's social and personal development through an untiring involvement in co-curricular activities to a degree that makes an impact upon the campus community.
Criteria: The nominee should have an earned G.P.A. of 2.5 or better.

 

Unsung Hero Award
The Unsung Hero award recognizes a student who has positively influenced a program or organization from behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and has a commitment to the Siena Community.
Criteria: The nominee should demonstrate a commitment to the Siena Community.
 


 

 

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