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Students, Orgs Honored for Excellence


The fourth annual Recognizing Excellence Awards, which honor the “outstanding contributions made by student leaders and students organizations at Smith,” were presented on April 18 during a reception in the Campus Center.

The awards, which are sponsored by the Campus Center and the Student Government Association, were established in 2004.

Following opening remarks by Julianne Ohotnicky, dean of students, and entertainment provided by the a cappella group Groove, awards were presented at the reception in nine categories:


  1. Lamont House -- Outstanding Community Service Award; in recognition of the development of an ongoing or one-time community service project or program.
  1. Caitlin Bates ’07 -- Outstanding House President; in recognition of the outstanding positive impact on a living community by a House President.
  1. Trea Schumacher ’09 -- Outstanding Student Employee; in recognition of an individual student employee’s contribution to the Smith community through their initiative, consistency, reliability and commitment to professionalism and customer service.
  1. Jocelyn Thomas ’08 and Emily Yen ’09 -- Social Justice; in recognition of an individual for their demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice in the Smith College and greater community.
  1. Puja Singhal ’08 -- Unsung Hero; in recognition of an individual who does not hold a leadership position, but consistently gives their all to an organization, going above and beyond the call of duty.
  1. Katherine Yohay ’07 -- Pioneer Award; in recognition of an individual student who most widely represents the symbolic vision of a Pioneer, one who has embraced new challenges and/or succeeded amid significant obstacles.
  1. AWARE (Activist Women Advocating for Rape Education) -- Programming Excellence; for the organization’s recent Sexual Abuse Awareness Week series; in recognition of innovative and outstanding achievements in the planning and presentation of a program by a student organization.
  1. WOZQ 91.9 FM and the Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society --Outstanding Student Organization; in recognition of the positive impact on the Smith community and the outstanding accomplishments of a recognized student organization.
  1. Tamar Malloy ’07 -- Outstanding Student Leader; in recognition of an outstanding student leader who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship as well as in their contribution to the Smith community through leadership.
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