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Celebrating Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremony

Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized for Academic Achievement and Contributions

Members of the ODU community were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions at the University’s annual Celebrating Leadership and Academic Awards Ceremony on April 29, 2019.

Apr 30, 2019

Ohio Dominican University students, faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions at the University’s annual Celebrating Leadership and Academic Awards Ceremony, which was held on April 29, 2019.

Student Leadership Awards
Outstanding Leadership through Community Service Award – Makaylah Downour
Diversity in Action Award – Larissa Vasquez
Dominican Spirit Award – Zachary Ratliff
Panther Pride Award – Melody Menefield
Emerging Leader Award – Donovan Brefford
Outstanding Leader Award – Myrissa Stalter

Academic Awards
David Allan Hamilton Christopher Award – Molly Wilson
T. Kline Hamilton Award – Zachary Ratliff
Bishop Edward J. Hermann Award – Margaret Smith
Judith C. Mitchell Writing Award – Molly Wilson for “Ode to the Tweety Bird Tattoo”
Sr. Maryanna Childs Writing Award – Haylee Smith for “The Round House: Native American Injustice and the Effects of Trauma” (nominated by Kelsey Squire, Ph.D.)
Joseph A. & Florence W. Lisska Award – Michelle Agbotui and Cailyn Pittman
Vice President for Academic Affairs’ Awards for Academic Excellence – Heather Brick, Carlene Clouse, Zachary Fausnaugh, Sophia Oster, Lisa Creamer, Kelly Mix, John Haemmerle, Marissa Wierzbicki, Kelly Nadler, Madeline Reimbold

Faculty and Staff Awards
Conley Award for Outstanding Teaching – John Thistlethwaite, Ph.D., associate professor of Exercise Science
Bishop James A. Griffin Exemplary Staff Member Award – Fr. Paul Colloton, director of Campus Ministry and University Chaplain
R.W. Carstens Humanities Endowment – Jeremy Glazier, associate professor of English

Student Organization and Program Awards
Program of the Year Award – “King of the Wings” by the Panther Activities Council
Student Organization of the Year Award – Public Relations Student Society of America


Celebrating Academic and Leadership Awards