May 05, 2021

Susquehanna University recently honored students, student organizations and faculty with leadership awards.

Susquehanna’s Leadership Awards were created to recognize awardees’ commitment to the betterment of the university and surrounding communities. The awards are made possible through the Baylor Family Endowment. Established in 1993, the endowment is an expression of the Baylor family’s appreciation for the university’s continued commitment to the region.

Recipients of Susquehanna’s 2021 Leadership Awards are:

  • Susquehanna University Leadership Award is Samuel Emmanuel ’21, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
  • Lynn H. Askew Student Volunteer of the Year: Sydney Mastropasqua ’23, Paramus, New Jersey.
  • Emily E. Bowling Outstanding Student Career in Service: Maggie Perry ’21, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
  • Greek Excellence in Service: Samantha Legg ’23, White Haven, Pennsylvania, Sigma Kappa Rho.
  • Greek Member of the Year: Haley Butina ’21, Tyrone, Pennsylvania, Zeta Tau Alpha; Morgan Engler ’22, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Alpha Pi Omega and Sigma Kappa Rho.
  • New Program Initiative: Claire Townsend ’21, of Philadelphia, for Discussions Around Difference and BSU: Counts.
  • Leadership in Athletics: Ian Reish ’21, of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, tennis.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Intercultural Awareness: Sydney Salas ’23, Springfield, Pennsylvania.
  • Organizational President: Malia Simon ’21, Corpus Christi, Texas, president of SU Natives and Allies.
  • ATLAS Award: Jimmy Burden ’21, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Outstanding First Year: Barbara Salinas-Trejo, York, Pennsylvania; and Molly Stevens, Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
  • Outstanding Sophomores: Elizabeth Bosanko, Stevensville, Maryland; Jena Lui, Flourtown, Pennsylvania; Billy Mild, Bound Brook, New Jersey; Grant Rowe, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; and Arianna Sivio, Glen Cove, New York.
  • Outstanding Juniors: DJ Bunce, Melville, New York; Anastasia Farley, Dundalk, Maryland; Joseph Konopke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Raelyn Lares, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; and Marissa Redding, Fairfield, Pennsylvania.
  • Outstanding Seniors: Haley Butina, Tyrone, Pennsylvania; Jennifer Cesak, New York, New York; Morgan Dubbs, Julian, Pennsylvania; Samuel Emmanuel, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; Sara Hager, South Salem, New York; Holly Jones, Turbotville, Pennsylvania; Alaina King, Coal Township, Pennsylvania; Tayah Moore, Pottsville, Pennsylvania; Malia Simon, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Madison Welliver, Turbotville, Pennsylvania.
  • Baylor Leadership Award: Maggie Reedel, Abington, Pennsylvania.
  • Joel Cunningham Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Member of the Year, Monica Prince, assistant professor of English and creative writing.
  • Beth Winger Award for Advising: Chris Markle, senior advancement officer.