Student Leadership Awards


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

President’s Award

President’s Leadership Award- Lydia Marteney ’21

Service Cords

Izabella Filippini ’21
Brennan Flory ’21
Marriam Iqbal ’21
Lydia Marteney ’21
Jennifer Paszko ’21
Trevaughn Smith ’21
Jade Walker ’21

National Society of Leadership and Success Class of 2021

Emily Rose Algase
Olivia Astorino
Kayla Bankes
Calry Baird
Logan Bramhall
Danielle Brockner
Kofi-Akan Brown
Zoe Capanna
Dana Caputo
Bianca Carrasquillo
Michael Chefalo
Emily DeArmitt
Maria DeVito
Breanna Dunwell
Cassidy Durkin
Emilyann Feldman
Izabella Filippini
Brianna Goldstein
Madison Grefski
Q’Nique Gregoire
Jared Hebner
Kaitlyn Heeney
Harrison Helinski
Edward Holman
Jacqueline Hughes
Christine Jackson
Christopher Janitz
Alyssa Jasewicz
Morgan Keys
Gabrielle Kreppein
Brooke LaCarte
Shannon Lauko
Sarah Lavigne
Alec Lind
Alyssa Love

Lydia Marteney
Michaela McKernan
Evan Mickle
Roxanne Mitchell
Giovanna Natalie
Christian Olsen
Karie Overacker
Jennifer Paszko
Riana Partridge
Hannah Pettis
Jack Rogers
Margaret Rogers
Shawna Ross
Kelsea Royce
Erin Ryan
Sabrina Segreti
Stacey Sickler
Hanna Spencer
John Steinman
Isley Sterling
Naomi Strickland
Sara Strickland
Courtney Velho
Jade Walker
Timothy Watson
Kathryn Weaver
Logan White
Grace Wilton

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.