Feature Story

‘Our Leaders Work Magic’

April 24, 2014 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan honored its 2014 Golden Bishops during an April 12 celebration. The annual event recognizes excellence in leadership and service. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Ohio Wesleyan honored its 2014 Golden Bishops during an April 12 celebration. The annual event recognizes excellence in leadership and service. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

No sleight of hand, smoke, or mirrors needed. Ohio Wesleyan University’s student and campus leaders work magic every day, making a difference on campus, in the community, and around the world.

The University came together April 12 to honor these OWU leaders at the 2014 Golden Bishop Awards. Read more about the winners, see photographs, and watch a webstream of the awards ceremony.

Recipients of 2014 Golden Bishop Awards are:

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

The Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Award for Community Service: Carly Zalenski ’15 The Columbus Initiative Award for Excellence in Tutoring and Mentoring: Shelby Alston ’14 and Sijia “Scarlet” He ’14 The Bridge Builder Award for Community Involvement: Kelsey Ullom ’14 The Patricia G. Young Award for Leadership in Service to Children and Youth: Group: OWU Men’s Basketball Team Individuals: Taylor Rieger ’14, Seth Clark ’17, Nick Felhaber ’15, John Griggs ’17, Chase Culbertson ’16, Eric Tschiderer ’17, Robby Rinehart ’15, Ben Simpson ’17, Dre White ’14, Ryan McCrone ’17, Lucas Janowicz ’17, Matt Jeske ’16, Leo Mason ’17, Eugene Coleman ’17, Claude Gray ’16, Reuel Rogers ’17, and Joey Kinsley ’16. The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award: Rachel Vinciguerra ’14 The Guy Sarvis Award: Prabhjot Virk ’14

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AWARDS

Program of the Year: A Capellooza, Campus Programming Board Advisor of the Year: Lisa Garvin, advisor to Equestrian Team Club/Organization of the Year: SANGAM Pete and Barbara Smith Outstanding Student Leadership Award: Hazel Barrera ’14 and Nola Johnson ’14 OWU Spirit Award: Kelsey Brewer ’14 Outstanding First-Year Student: Jocelyne Munoz ’17

WCSA AWARDS

Best New Member Award: Liam Dennigan ’15 Best Overall Member: Jerry Lherisson ’15 Donald G. Chenoweth Friend of WCSA Award: Darryl Phelps, Director of Custodial Services

“W” ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Outstanding Senior Male Athlete: Ian McCaslin ’14 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete: Margaret Greff ’14

MEEK LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Meek Leadership Awards: Marissa Alfano ’14, Martin Clark ’14, Jake Miller ’14, Jenna Ortega ’14, and Rachel Tallmadge ’14 Outstanding Meek Leadership Awards: Nola Johnson ’14 and Andrew Paik ’14

Congratulations, Golden Bishops and OWU magicians!