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Year-End Awards Banquet Honors Student Leadership, Service

The Student Activities Awards Banquet, a rite of spring that applauds the initiative and involvement of Penn College students, mentors and the campus organizations that they champion, was held Wednesday night in Penn’s Inn. The fast-paced celebration of leadership and community service was organized by Sara R. Hillis, associate director of student activities, and featured keynote remarks by Elliott Strickland, chief student affairs officer.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

A full list of the night’s honorees (in order of presentation):

First place – U.S. Green Building Council, which will receive $700 in its club account
Second – Gamer’s Guild, $500
Third – Campus Crusade for Christ, $300

Senator of the Year
Ashley J. Maietta

Outstanding Philanthropy
Phi Mu Delta, which prepared gift baskets for distribution by Wise Options

Outstanding Community Service
Construction Management Association, for ringing Salvation Army bells

New Program of the Year
Winterfest, a collaboration of the Wildcat Events Board and Students of Musical Development

Outstanding Program of the Year
WEBstock 2012, jointly organized by WEB and the Off-Campus Housing Organization

Greek Scholar of the Year
Clifford Nanfeldt, Phi Mu Delta

Greek Academic Achievement Award
Phi Mu Delta

Greek New Member of the Year
Mitchell J. Berninger

Greek of the Year
Steven J. Kanaley, Phi Mu Delta

Chapter of the Year
Phi Mu Delta

Most Improved Student Organization
Students of Musical Development

Outstanding Student Organization
Horticulture Club

Adviser of the Year
Jason K. Eichensehr, Phi Mu Delta

New Student Leader of the Year
Michael L. Spear

Student Leader of the Year
Jeremy L. Thorne

Student Leader Legacy Scholarship
Taylor R. Lapointe

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