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Awards

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Recognize a member of the Duke community today!

William J. Griffith University Service Awards, Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership & Service Awards, and Duke Cornerstone Awards.  

Nominations due March 17th, 2021 at 11:59 pm at https://tinyurl.com/DukeITS2021

 

William J. Griffith University Service Award

The William J. Griffith University Service Award is presented annually to a select number of graduating students whose service and contributions to the Duke and larger communities have significantly impacted University life. Recipients demonstrate effective University, communal and global citizenship. You can find more information about the awards here

Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership and Service Awards

The Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership and Service Awards honor graduating students whose collective contributions to the Duke and larger communities are grounded in the values of the University’s mission as found in the Duke Community Standard. Students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and service to others through character, collaboration and citizenship in their curricular and co-curricular endeavors are eligible for these awards. You can find more information about the awards here

Duke Cornerstone Award

There are many individuals throughout the Duke University community that work tirelessly to ensure that the university operates to the best of its ability. This award works to recognize one undergraduate student, one graduate student, one staff member, and one faculty member who have positively influenced the University community from behind the scenes without seeking recognition or titles and does so with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and a commitment to bettering the Duke community. Click here to learn more.

2021 In the Spotlight Award Recipients

Award: Community Partner

Recipient: GANO

Award: Faculty 

Recipient: Liz Shapiro-Garza

Award: Student

Recipient: Reagan Sanders

Award: Undergraduate Student 

Recipients: Robert Baldoni, Ce'ondra Ellison, Theo Cai, JP Barringer, Genesis Dawson, Ashley Wang, Aarthi Kaviyarasu, Aly Diaz, Ellen Mines, Clarice Hu, Sena Kpodzro, Frank Thomas, Esperanza Hernandez, Maddie Sparrow

Award: Graduate Student 

Recipient: Stephanie Hilton

Award: Faculty 

Recipient: N/A

Award: Staff 

Recipients: Steve Misuraca, Kelly Jennings, Laura Andrews, Lindsey Parker

Recipients:

Robert Baldoni, E'21

Courney Crumpler, MFA'21

Aly Diaz, '21

Jenna Frush, '15, MD'21

Garmani Gorlorwulu, JD'21

Steven Herrera Tenorio, 21

Brandon Hunter, Ph.D'21

Ash Jeffers, '20

Gray Kidd, Ph.D'21

Catherine McMillian, '22

Ajay Menon, '21

Sofia Nieto, '20

Jackie Perez, '21

Wesley Pritzlaff, '20

Dryden Quigley, '21

Cason Robbins, MD'21

Annie Roberts, '21

Lucas Rocha-Melogno, MS'19, Ph.D'21

Jessica Sullivan, '21

Frank Thomas, '21

Edgar Virgüez, Ph.D'21

Tommy Hessel, '21

Yunyao Zhu, '21

Award: Chapter of the Year

Recipient: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

Award: Excellence in Academic Engagement

Recipients: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Pi Beta Phi; Kappa Alpha Theta; Chi Psi; Lambda Theta Alpha

Award: Excellence in Community Engagement

Recipients: Delta Delta Delta; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Zet Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Award: Excellence in Membership Engagement

Recipient: Kappa Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Award: Excellence in Chapter Management

Recipients: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

Award: Leader of the Year

Recipient: Nia El-Amin (Alpha Kappa Alpha)

Award: Outstanding Chapter Advisor

Recipient: Sigma Phi Epsilon Advisory Team, Holly Lavern, Tom DiRoma

Award: Outstanding Chapter President

Recipient: Johna Lambert (Delta Sigma Theta)

Award: Outstanding New Member

Recipient: Deborah Cordero-Martinez (Zeta Phi Beta)

Award: Outstanding Service to the Community

Recipient: Nneka Nwabueza (Zeta Phi Beta)

Recipients: Nicole Rosenzweig, Alanna Manfredini

Award will be continued Spring 2022

Award: Building Alliances Through Collective Engagement

Recipient: Benjamin Romero

Award: Commitment to Diversity

Recipient: Elizabeth Lee

Award: Commitment to Integrity

Recipient: Rob Baldoni

Award: Expanding Boundaries of Learning

Recipient: Maria Zurita Oniveres

Award: Respect for Community

Recipients: Anne Klok, Sarah Jacobs

Award: Student Organization

Recipient: Coalition for Preserving Memory

Award: Student Organization Officer/Member

Recipient: Ashley Wang

Award: Student Organization Advisor

Recipient: Elmer Orellana

Award: Student Organization

Recipient: Duke Disability Alliance

Award: Student Organization Officer/Member

Recipient: Liyu Woldenmichael

Award: Student Organization Advisor

Recipient: Sarah Neff

Award: Student Organization

Recipient: Award will be continued Spring 2022

Award: Student 

Recipients: Award will be continued Spring 2022

Award: Outstanding Contributions to the Durham & Local Community

Recipients: Clarice Hu, Alejandra Gomez

Award: Outstanding Contributions to the Global Community

Recipient: Tanisha Nalavadi

Award: Outstanding Contributions to the Duke Community

Recipients: Esperanza Hernandez, Tommy Hessel, Elizabeth Lee

Please visit the Women's Center website for a list of recipients!