Student leaders recognized at awards program at S&T

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On April 30, 2012

Missouri University of Science and Technology celebrated campus accomplishments and leadership at the 10th annual Students Leaders’ Awards program held in April at the Havener Center on the S&T campus.


The Missouri S&T Student Council, Blue Key Honor Society, Residence Hall Association and Tau Beta Pi, in association with the Missouri S&T Corporate Development Council (CDC), hosted the event to recognize the outstanding achievements of students, faculty and staff.

The CDC is an organization of about 50 of Missouri S&T’s corporate partners. Corporate sponsors of the event include Archer Daniels Midland Co., Associated Electric Cooperative, AT&T, Bell Helicopter, Black & Veatch, The Boeing Co., Caterpillar Inc., Cerner Corp., Code Consultants, ConocoPhillips, Covidien, Express Scripts Inc., General Motors Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Nooter/Eriksen, Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. and United States Steel Corp.

The 2012 CDC Award recipients are:

Remarkable Student Group: SAE Formula Car Team. This award is given to a student group that shows outstanding commitment to the principles of leadership on which Missouri S&T was founded. They will have shown dedication to their chosen purpose and significant contribution to the university.

Most Improved Organization: St. Pat’s Celebration Committee. This award is given to a student organization that demonstrates significant growth from the previous school year. This growth should be in the form of redefining the organization’s focus, better achieving the focus, and overall improvement in stature and contributions to the university.

Keystone Award: Travis Finan, a junior in mechanical engineering from Defiance, Mo. 63341. This award goes to an individual, within or outside Missouri S&T, who does not necessarily assume a formal leadership role, but acts as a confidant to those who publicly serve the university.

Diversity Recognition Award: Habiba Inusah, a senior in biological sciences from St. Louis 63123. This award is to honor any student, staff or faculty member who has made a significant and sustained contribution to diversity. The winner should have taken a leadership role in increasing or improving the climate for diverse groups and/or educating members of the Missouri S&T community to appreciate an increasingly diverse campus and society.

Most Spirited Miner Award: Keiler Swartz, a freshman in engineering management from Ballwin, Mo. 63021 This award goes to a student who spreads campus and community spirit through actions and words.

Outstanding Student Advocate: Katelynn Burns, a sophomore in philosophy and economics from Rolla, Mo. 65401 This award is given to a student or faculty/staff member who has shown outstanding dedication to the pursuit of the cause of the students of Missouri S&T. The award will be judged based on the contributions to the betterment of student lives affected by the candidate.

Extraordinary Faculty/Staff Award: Patty Frisbee, director of new student programs. This award is given to the faculty or staff member who is judged to have best supported the development of personal and leadership skills in the classroom, through advising, or in any other role related to the university. The winner will have shown himself/herself to be a great credit to the university.

Student Council Rookie of the Year: Keiler Swartz, a freshman in engineering management from Ballwin, Mo. This award is given to a new member currently completing his/her first year on Student Council. This student is a new member who stands out significantly among Student Council members and is chosen by the voting body.

Student Council Member of the Year: Katelynn Burns. This student is a council member who is nominated by the voting body and chosen by secret ballot. This student goes above and beyond expectations and is active both in and out of his/her committee, assisting whenever possible.

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