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‘Where Leaders Grow’

April 21, 2015 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan’s Golden Bishops represent the best of community service, academics, athletics, and leadership. The 2015 award recipients were recognized during an April 18 campus ceremony. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Golden Bishops represent the best of community service, academics, athletics, and leadership. The 2015 award recipients were recognized during an April 18 campus ceremony. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Ohio Wesleyan Honors 2015 Golden Bishops at Annual Awards Ceremony

Ohio Wesleyan University strives to plant seeds of knowledge, sow and reap a sense of service to others, and cultivate a passionate community prepared to become moral leaders in the global society. This is where leaders grow!

On April 18, the University recognized its student and campus leaders at the 2015 Golden Bishop Awards. Those honored for their contributions were:

Community Service Awards The Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Award for Community Service: Annie Pappenhagen ’15

The Columbus Initiative Award for Excellence in Tutoring and Mentoring: Natalie French ’17 and Marlene Polio ’18

The Patricia G. Young Award for Leadership in Service to Children and Youth: Zach Paull ’15

The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award: Carly Zalenski ’15

The Bridge Builder Awards for Community Involvement: Faculty: Zackariah Long, associate professor of English Staff: Dennis Wall, foreman, Buildings and Grounds Individuals: Jonathan Overstreet ’15, Caitlen Sellers ’15, and Avery Winston ’15 Group: Interfaith House

Student Involvement Awards Program of the Year: SigEp Changing Lives Magic Show

Advisor of the Year: Sara Stuntz (Cheerleaders)

Club/Organization of the Year: C.L.E.A.R.

Pete and Barbara Smith Outstanding Student Leadership Award: Khristina Gardner ’15 and Memme Onwudiwe ’15

OWU Spirit Award: Katie Nunner ’15

Outstanding First-Year Student: Ebosehon Imeokparia ’18 and Madeleine Juszynski ’18

WCSA Awards Best New Member Award: Sam Schurer ’17

Best Overall Member: Jess Choate ’17

Donald G. Chenoweth Friend of WCSA Award: Craig Ullom, vice president for Student Affairs

“W” Association Awards Outstanding Senior Male Athlete: Kevin Herman ’15 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete: Alex Webb ’15

The Guy Sarvis Award Kerrigan Boyd ’15

Meek Leadership Awards Katie Butt ’15, Khristina Gardner ’15, Meredith Harrison ’15, Lauren Holler ’15, Ryan Kaplan ’15, Memme Onwudiwe ’15, and Carly Zalenski ’15

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

Congratulations, Golden Bishops, may you continue to grow and lead!