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KuShinda 2016

April 20, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s KuShinda 2016 celebration included the presentation of graduation stoles to, and reflections from, members of the OWU Class of 2016. (Photos by Spenser Hickey ’15)

OWU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Celebrates Leadership, Achievement

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs celebrates KuShinda (to be victorious) each spring as a way to recognize outstanding student leadership, academic achievement, community impact, and more.

On April 17, OMSA honored the following students, alumni, faculty, and staff with 2016 awards:

2016 KuShinda Awards

Bishop Legacy Leadership Award

  • Ken Robinson ’95

Greg Moore ’76 ‘NayNoToe’ Warrior Spirit Awards

  • Eugene Coleman ’17 and Tanisha Murphy ’17

Harambee Outstanding Organization Awards

  • Sisters United and VIVA

Liderazgo Outstanding Senior Leadership Awards

  • Kalia Johnson ’16, Jerry Lherisson ’16, Shelli Reeves ’16, and Dominic Wilson ’16

Liderazgo Outstanding Senior Leadership Nominations

  • Aaron Cameron ’16, Dennique Corbett ’16, Elikem Gadzekpo ’16, Osominomo Garba ’16, JaMilla Holland ’16, Karson Stevenson ’16, Twanisha Taylor ’16, and Luke Waters ’16

Lotus Leadership Award

  • Lissette Gonzalez ’17

Najaah and Excellence Award

  • Dalia Lorenzo ’17

Pete ’71 and Barbara ’74 Smith Outstanding Student Leadership Awards

  • Jerry Lherisson ’16 and Shelli Reeves ’16

The Rev. Jon R. Powers Jitstis Sosyal Awards

  • Lissette Gonzalez ’17 and Kalia Johnson ’16

Rising Star Freshman Leadership Awards

  • Ornella Bisamaza ’19 and Arionna Robinson ’19

“You Are Doing BIG Things” Awards

  • Olivia Baylor ’19 and Trent Williams ’17

OMSA Community Partnership Awards

  • Office of Residential Life and Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Housekeeping Staff

Community Spirit Awards

  • Dr. Nancy Comorau, associate professor of English, and Edna Steberl, housekeeping supervisor

In the OWU Spirit Award

  • Ebosehon Imeokparia ’18 and Sally Leber, director of service learning

Photos From The Event


Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.