Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021-2022 Golden Bishop Award recipients are accomplished leaders who have made a positive difference on campus and beyond. View more event photos. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

2021-2022 Golden Bishop Awards

Ohio Wesleyan Honors Students for Outstanding Leadership, Community Service, Campus Involvement

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is honoring students with Golden Bishop Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements in leadership, community service, and campus involvement during the current academic year.

Students recognized April 12 at an on-campus ceremony and their awards are as follows:

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
  • The Bridge Builder Award
    • Jeremiah Anderson of Dayton, Ohio
    • Clay Sturts of Mansfield, Ohio
  • The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award
    • Horizons International, which works to “enhance understanding and dialogue between international students and the broader campus community.”
  • The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award
    • Anna Fender of Sullivan, Illinois
  • The Patricia G. Young Award for Leadership in Service to Children and Youth
    • Allyson Amstutz of Orrville, Ohio
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AWARDS
  • The Nancy Bihl Rutkowski Courage Award
    • Samuel Ryba of Worthington, Ohio
    • Isabel Solowiej of Amherst, Ohio
  • Student Organization Community Impact Recognition
    • Campus Programming Board
    • Circle K (college branch of Kiwanis International)
  • Student Organization Advisor Recognition
    • Laurie Patton, adviser for the Ski and Snowboarding Club
WCSA AWARDS
  • Best New Member
    • Jenna Norman of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Best Overall Member
    • Chloe Hunt of Hudson, Ohio
  • Social Justice Steward
    • Sisi Fish of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Donald G. Chenoweth Friend of WCSA Award
    • Brad Pulcini, dean of Student Services
RESIDENTIAL LIFE AWARDS
  • Outstanding Resident Assistant/Moderator
    • Hayden Houpt of Marion, Ohio
    • Jess Nichols of Colden, New York
    • Mack Wade of East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Heart of the Community Award, recognizing work to bring students together inside and outside of their campus residences through creative and engaging programmatic opportunities
    • Sexuality and Gender Equity House (SAGE)
FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE AWARDS
  • Community Impact Awards
    • Kappa Alpha Theta (for International Pronouns Day)
    • Kappa Kappa Gamma (for its Let’s Talk about Mental Health event and for its Sisterhood event with Turning Point, which supports victims of domestic violence)
  • Emerging Leaders of the Year
    • Halima Elmajdoubi of Hilliard, Ohio (Delta Gamma)
    • Maximus Swartz of Poughkeepsie, New York (Sigma Phi Epsilon)
  • Members of the Year
    • Chase Dusek of McKinney, Texas (Phi Gamma Delta)
    • Henry Tikkanen of Hudson, Ohio (Chi Phi)
    • Erin Huber of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Delta Zeta)
    • Julia Shorey of Cleveland, Ohio (Kappa Alpha Theta)
  • Academic Excellence
    • Delta Gamma
    • Kappa Alpha Theta
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon
MEEK LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Recognizing seniors for exceptional leadership while at Ohio Wesleyan and the promise of exceptional leadership in the future, the Meek Leadership Award is OWU’s premier student honor. It includes a financial gift.

  • Danielle Black of Proctorville, Ohio
  • Veronica Cody of Somerset, Ohio
  • Anna Fender of Sullivan, Illinois
  • Mohammad Niazi of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Megan Sheradin of North Canton, Ohio
  • Mallorie Watts of Delaware, Ohio

Watch the 2021-2022 Golden Bishop Awards video, view photos, and learn more about the annual celebration of excellence at owu.edu/GoldenBishopAwards.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at owu.edu/experts or learn more at owu.edu.