At Hartwick College we take pride in our students’ accomplishments!
Each spring, at our Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, the College recognizes students for their contributions to the community.
Students are honored for their involvement in working with student organizations, student government, community service, campus arts, and more. Students, faculty and staff attend the awards ceremony that culminates with the presentation of the President’s Leadership Award.
Awards are presented by students and members of the faculty and staff.
2021 Student Leadership Awards Recipients
Student Experience Awards
George Goodwin Award- Lydia Marteney ’21
Innovative Campus Programming- Hartwick Campus Activities Board
Significant Contribution to the Quality of Life- Edward Holman ’21 and Hartwick Peer Health Educators
Outstanding Service to College and Community- Morghan Strahley ’21
The Robert Houghton ‘76 Memorial Scholarship- Kristopher Kremsner ’21
The Robert Harlem Sr. Newman Foundation Award- Matt Donovan ’21
The Susan Nesbitt Newman Foundation Award- Lydia Marteney ’21
National Society of Leadership and Success Class of 2021
Emily Rose Algase
50/50 Peer Counselors Award
Outstanding 50/50 Member Award- Maggie Rogers ’21
Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards
Member of the Year- Karie Overacker ’21
Chapter of the Year- Theta Phi Alpha
Greek Textbook Scholarship- Giuliana Pritchard ’21
Student Government Association Awards
Excellence in Leadership- Awino Musyoka ’22
Outstanding Programming- African Student Association
Outstanding Advisor- Dr. Meghan Sheehy, Assistant Professor of Music Education
Most Improved Student Club/Organization- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Outstanding Student Club/Organization- Hartwick Identity Alliance
Outstanding Emerging Student Club/Organization- Democracy Matters
Emerging Leader- Senator John Mahn ’22 and Senator Jade Killikelly ’23
Residential Life Award
Staff Member of the Year- Natalie Harkonen ’22
List of Awards
President’s Leadership Award The Hartwick College President’s Leadership Award is given to the graduating senior who, through scholarship (a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0), leadership, and service, most exemplifies the values we aspire to at Hartwick College. The recipient will be a student whose passionate leadership has led directly to positive change within the Hartwick community. This leadership can be expressed in advocacy for an issue, idea, or cause within the campus community, or as a representative of the College within the greater Oneonta community. This awardee will demonstrate success through leadership that educates and engages others, encourages greater awareness, greater engagement, greater philanthropy, and/or greater wellness within our community.
Innovative Campus Programming This award is given to a student, individual, or group that has introduced an unique program or new service or activity that reflects an understanding of the issues and challenges young adults address in their lives as students and future leaders.
Outstanding Service to College and Community This award is given to a student, individual or group that has been actively involved in community service both on and off campus. Candidates should be strongly identified with creating facilitating or participation in service programs and activities.
Robert Houghton ’76 Memorial Scholarship The recipient of this award is a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who has been elected to serve on the Student Senate and who has demonstrated financial need.
Significant Contribution to the Quality of Life This award is given to a student, individual, or group that has, through programs, services, or social or educational activities, contributed to enriching the curricular and co-curricular experiences of peers.
The Barbara F. and Philip S. Wilder, Jr. Hartwick Citizen Award* The Barbara F. Wilder H’93 and Phillip S. Wilder, Jr. H’93 Citizenship Award was established in honor of Dr. Philip Wilder, President of Hartwick College from 1977-1992, and his wife Barbara F. Wilder. The fund provides a scholarship to a rising senior whose career at Hartwick is exemplified by outstanding leadership, citizenship, strong academic performance, and who has financial need.
The Dr. Robert E. and Mrs. Mary Alice McCue Mansbach Scholarship* The Dr. Robert E. & Mary Alice Mansbach Scholarship was established by Lee and Sue Idleman in honor of their friends, the Mansbachs. This scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore with a minimum 2.7 GPA; a commitment to the liberal arts; demonstrated financial need; involvement in a community action agency, organization, or institution in Oneonta; and showing promise of continuing that involvement throughout his/her Hartwick College career.
The Robert Harlem Sr. Newman Foundation Award Established by the Newman Foundation in 2013, this award is for one male, full-time student, who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, has involvement in community service and has financial need.
The Susan Nesbitt Newman Foundation Award Established by the Newman Foundation in 2013,this award is for one female, full-time student, who has maintained 3.0 GPA, is involved in community service, and has financial need.
* The Barbara F. and Philip S. Wilder, Jr Hartwick Citizen Award and The Dr. Robert E. and Mrs. Mary Alice McCue Mansbach Scholarship are presented each year at Honors Convocation.