Student Leadership Awards
At Hartwick College we take pride in our students' accomplishments!
President’s Leadership Award – Awino Muskoya ’23
The Robert Houghton ’76 Memorial Scholarship Award – Simon Lowe ’26
The Robert Harlem Sr. Newman Foundation Award – Michael Suter ’23
The Susan Nesbitt Newman Foundation Award – Shamalia Robinson ’23
Student Government Awards
Innovative Campus Programming – Latinos Unidos
Most Improved Club/Organization – Cheer Club
Outstanding Advisor – William Kowalczyk
Emerging Leader – Rebeka Alva ’25
Excellence in Leadership – Jadyn Carroll ’23
Outstanding Student Organization – Asian Culture Club
Residential Life and Housing Awards
Resident Assistant of the Year – Sasha Taranto ’23
Senior Resident Advisor of the Year – Gabrielle Grimley ’23
The George F. Goodwin, Jr. ’82 Memorial Prize –
Kassidi Dennis ’23
Julian Kovacs ’23
Katharine Marchese ’23
The Community Involvement and Volunteerism Award- Kaitlyn Montgomery ’23
The Student Success Center
Outstanding New Student – Zella Harrington ’25
Outstanding Mentor – Emily Weglein ’23
Resiliency Award – Malachi Johns ’25
Hartwick Empathy Assistance Referral Team (HEART) Awards
Outstanding Student Leadership Award – Madison Corso ’23
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor – Pastor Paul Messner
Philanthropic Event of the Year – Theta Phi Alpha for Candy Grams
Fraternity and Sorority Life Program of the Year – Phi Sigma Phi for Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop
Academic Excellence Award – Theta Phi Alpha
Member of the Year – Pablo Gutierrez ’25
Chapter of the Year – Phi Sigma Phi
Student Experience Leadership and Service Awards
Innovative Campus Programming – Jodi Johnson ’24
Significant Contribution to the Quality of Life – Jade Killikelly ’24
Outstanding Service to College and Community – Serinah Palafox ’23
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Dr. Robert E. and Mrs. Mary Alice McCue Mansbach Scholarship is presented each year at Honors Convocation.
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 Barbara F. and Philip S. Wilder, Jr. Hartwick Citizen Award is presented each year at Honors Convocation.