ODU Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized with Leadership Awards

2013 Celebrating Leadership Awards


Columbus, OH (43219) Ohio Dominican University (ODU) students, faculty and staff were recognized at its annual Celebrating Leadership Awards ceremony, held Monday, April 22, 2013 in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, located on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

The Celebrating Leadership Awards recognize the achievements of individual students and student organizations at Ohio Dominican University. Award recipients were nominated by students, faculty and staff. 

The following is a list of award recipients. 

Outstanding Leadership in Community Service: Nellie Krumlauf 

Advisor of the Year: Tim Micek, D.A. 

Diversity Action Award: Kiani Mullins 

Dominican Spirit Award: Ashley Swartz 

Emerging Leader Award: Andrea Haller 

Most Improved Student Organization: St. Albert Society 

Outstanding Leader Award: Eli Kovach 

Program of the Year: It’s Abuse Committee:Mock Trial 

Student Organization Member of the Year: Tyronte Hill 

Student Organization of the Year: Women of Worth 

Panther Pride (Inaugural Award): Molly Novak 

Outstanding First Year Resident Advisor: Ashley Swartz 

Outstanding Returner Resident Advisor: Taylor Wray 

Outstanding Community Builder: Taylor Wray and Scott Nguyen 

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: Scott Nguyen 

Outstanding Under Pressure: Tonnisha English 

Bishop James A. Griffin Exemplary Staff Member Award: Sam Ridenour 


Award recipients were greeted by ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. Closing remarks were offered by Vice President for Student Development Jamie Caridi, Ph.D. 

“Ohio Dominican is fortunate to have so many members of our community that care deeply about the life of the campus,” said President Cimbolic. “We are grateful to each leader and every student organization for putting in the time and effort to make ODU the engaging place that it is.” 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.