The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) honored 25 graduating seniors from undergraduate programs at USG for their outstanding academic achievement, drive to excel outside of the classroom, and commitment to serving the community during the USG 14th Annual Student Achievement and Leadership Breakfast on April 20, 2018.
“These 25 students are among the best and brightest at USG and represent the next generation of leaders in our region,” said Dr. Stewart Edelstein, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Maryland and Executive Director of USG. “USG is proud to serve these outstanding students, who understand the value of both academic success and community engagement. We know they are going to have bright futures ahead of them.”
Outstanding seniors from undergraduate degree programs offered at USG, who have demonstrated academic excellence, received the Student Academic Achievement Award. Award recipients were selected on the basis of grade point average, participation in internships and honor societies, and contributions to their program of study.
Student Leadership and Service Awards also were presented to two seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service and dedication to USG and the community at large. These recipients were selected based on participation in extracurricular activities, community service and their commitment to their fellow students. The first recipient is Carmen Kaarid, a UMBC Social Work student, and the second recipient is Geraldin Leukeu, a UMCP Criminology and Criminal Justice student.
The keynote speaker was Debbi Jarvis, Vice President of Corporate Relations, at Exelon. Ms. Jarvis and her team develop strategies around corporate goodwill in the communities served by its three operating utlity companies: Pepco, Delmarva Power, and Atlantic City Electric. She instilled words of wisdom and congratulated students on their achievements.
2017-2018 Undergraduate Student Leadership awardees:
|David Murgueytio||SU||Exercise Science|
|Molly Lichtenstein||TU||Early Childhood Education|
|Taryn Burson Moreno||TU||Elementary Education/Special Education|
|Rebecca Yobouet||UB||Health Systems Management|
|Natalie Rosser||UB||Simulation and Game Design|
|Etty Ekra||UMB||School of Nursing|
|Diana Carrillo||UMBC||Political Science|
|Kathryn Guzzey||UMBC||Social Work|
|Evelyn Solis||UMCP||Biological Sciences|
|Jinadaree Gonaduwage||UMCP||Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Hayat Wondimu||UMCP||Public Health Science|
|Bryant Bowman||UMCP||Robert H. Smith School of Business - Accounting|
|Ashton Trevino||UMCP||Robert H. Smith School of Business - Management|
|Marina Gonzalez||UMCP||Robert H. Smith School of Business - Marketing|
|Patrick Phat Pham||UMES||Construction Management Technology|
|Brianna Greenberg||UMES||Hospitality and Tourism Management|
|Svetlana Alperovich||UMUC||Business Administration|