University of Dubuque Bestows Awards at Honors ConvocationBy University Relations Staff
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque recognized the many achievements by students and their involvement in campus life at the 2022 Honors Convocation on April 12, 2022, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.
Around 100 scholarships and awards were given or acknowledged at the ceremony, some of which were awarded to multiple students. UD bestowed high student, faculty, and staff honors upon seven individuals and one student organization towards the conclusion of the ceremony. Here are those award recipients:
University Leadership Award
Daphney Gabriel (C'22) - Human Health Science Major
The University Leadership Award is the highest leadership honor awarded by UD, given annually to one senior-level college student. It is given to the student who has shown commitment beyond personal gain, served fellow students, encouraged and promoted positive actions in others, and demonstrated in his or her personal life the true spirit of the Mission of UD.
Student of the Year Award
Nathan Fernandez (C'22) - Criminal Justice Major
The Student of the Year Award is given annually to recognize one undergraduate student who exemplifies qualities of personal, college, and community achievement which UD seeks to honor. This student has an above average classroom record and is involved in campus and/or community activities. The Student of the Year Award is chosen by election of the University faculty and staff members.
Senior Academic Athletic Award
Nell Skeath (C'22) - Psychology and Sociology Double Major, Softball Player
The Senior Academic Athletic Award is the highest honor awarded by the Department of Athletics. It is given to the student-athlete who has demonstrated an excellent academic record and has made a major contribution to his or her team in the athletic area. The recipient must also demonstrate the personal qualities inherent in the Mission of UD and the Wendt Character Initiative.
Faculty Member of the Year Award
Kevin Cattani - Director of Master in Management - Sport Management Program, Professor of Sport Marketing and Management
This award is given annually to a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher with a positive attitude, has the ability to motivate students, and who has earned the respect of his or her peers. The Faculty Member of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
Staff Member of the Year Award
Melissa Huekels - Director of TRIO - Student Support Services Program
The Staff Member of the Year Award is given annually to a staff member who unselfishly devotes his or her time and energy in support of UD and its Mission. The Staff Member of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award
James Sizer - Director of Multicultural Student Engagement
The Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award is given to an advisor of a student organization who, through his or her hard work, knowledgeable advice, and tremendous effort, has helped the organization grow and succeed. The Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
Student Organization of the Year Award
University of Dubuque Student Nursing Association
The Student Organization of the Year Award is given annually to a student organization that demonstrates extraordinary dedication to campus involvement, leadership, and the betterment of campus life as a whole. The Student Organization of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
Inclusive Excellence Award
Polly Kadolph - Associate Professor of Aviation
The Inclusive Excellence Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion and equity within the UD community. The Inclusive Excellence Award is chosen by election of the general student body.