Student Life, Feature Story

‘Celebrating the Art of Leadership & Service’

April 18, 2016 – by Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan's 2016 Golden Bishop Award recipients represent strong leaders who make a difference on campus and beyond. (Photo by Lisa DiGacomo)

Ohio Wesleyan Honors 2016 Golden Bishops at Annual Awards Ceremony

Ohio Wesleyan University strives to inspire knowledge, create sense of service to others, and sculpt a passionate community prepared to become moral leaders for the global society.

On April 16, the University celebrated the art of leadership and service by honoring student and campus leaders at the 2016 Golden Bishop Awards. Those honored for their contributions were:

Community Service Awards

  • The Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Student Service Award: Reilly Reynolds ’16
  • The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award: Reilly Reynolds ’16
  • The Columbus Initiative Award for Excellence in Tutoring and Mentoring: Marlene Polio ’17
  • The Columbus Initiative Award for Excellence in Tutoring and Mentoring: Syed Abuzar Raza ’18
  • The Patricia G. Young Award for Leadership in Service to Children and Youth: Ali Phillips ’16
  • The Bridge Builder Award: Hispanic And Latino Outreach (H.A.L.O.)

Student Involvement Awards

  • Program of the Year: Mock Convention
  • Club Advisor of the Year: John English (Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby)
  • Club | Organization of the Year: Campus Programming Board
  • Pete and Barbara Smith Leadership Award: Jerry Lherisson ’16 and Shelli Reeves ’16
  • OWU Spirit Award: Ahmed Abdel Halim ’16
  • Outstanding First-Year Student Award: Hannah Wargo ’19

WCSA Awards

  • Best New Member Award: Mallory Griffith ’18
  • Best Overall Member Award: Shareeque A. Sadiq ’17
  • Donald G. Chenoweth Friend of WCSA Award: Gene Castelli (Chartwells)

Guy Sarvis Award

  • Guy Sarvis Award: Bhuneshwar Arjune ’16

“W” Association Awards

  • Outstanding Senior Male Athlete: Justin Dages ’16
  • Outstanding Senior Female Athlete: Meghan Schulze ’16

Meek Leadership Awards

  • Emma Drongowski ’16
  • Kaila Johnson ’16
  • Jerry Lherisson ’16
  • Shelli Reeves ’16
  • Whitney Weadock ’16
  • Lizzy Wynne ’16

Visit the Golden Bishop Awards page on the Student Involvement Office website to learn more about the Golden Bishop Awards, as well as view photographs, videos, and programs from past events.

Congratulations, Golden Bishops, may you continue to lead!