Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Leadership and Service Award Winners. These awards are presented to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, service, and dedication to USG and the community at large.  Winners are selected based on their participation in extracurricular activities, community service, and commitment to their fellow students


Ebonie Gadson

University of Maryland, College Park

B.S., Information Science

  • President and Co-founder of Ladies in Tech
  • ACES & CEO student
  • USG Student Council: UMCP Representative and Chair of Events and Initiatives
  • USG Student Ambassador, Tour Trainer & Recruitment Opportunity Liaison Chair
  • Ambassador for the Information Science Program at Shady Grove
  • USG Orientation Leader
  • Student Representative for Campus Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Board Member for Montgomery County Food Council
  • Student Member of the Future Link, inc Board of Directors
  • IT Service Desk Assistant at USG's Office of Information Technology
  • Scholarships: Grace Hopper Scholarship, USG Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Award: Rising Star College Student of the Year Award for Passion for Learning, Inc
  • Previous Employment/Internships: STEM Teaching Assistant at Montgomery College Youth Camps, IT Intern at Sodexo, IT Help Desk Assistant at Montgomery College Office of IT, Program Assistant IT Intern at Maryland's State's Attorney's Office

Ebonie is not a student who shies away from any experience to better herself and others, even if it means a busier schedule. She truly embodies what it means to represent one’s school and community.

-Jennifer Riehl, Senior Recruitment Coordinator, CRTA


Ebonie plans to go directly into the data science industry as an IT Consultant, Data Analyst, or UX Researcher.


Julie Resendiz


B.A., Social Work

  • Social Work Student Association (SWSA)- President 
  • USG Student Council - UMBC Representative
  • Student Ambassador
  • Social Work Practicum/Behavioral Health Intern at The Holy Cross Health Center in Gaithersburg, MD 
  • Office Automation Clerk at The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
  • DHHS/USG Interprofessional Scholars Program 
  • Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars Program (HEALS)
  • Nonprofit Advocacy and Administration Intern at Committee for Montgomery

Throughout her academic career, Julie has played an active role in furthering the engagement and empowerment of other students to address social issues and play an active role in their academic community. Recognizing Ms. Julie Resendiz as an outstanding leader within the USG community not only highlights her numerous personal accomplishments but also those of her fellow classmates who she has inspired and uplifted through her actions.

-Melissa Harris


Julie has been accepted into a Dual Master’s program for Social Work and Public Health for Fall 2020.