The following award recipients were honored at the 2009 Student Leader Recognition Ceremony on May 6, 2009 in Petteruti Lounge. The Awards are selected by the individual offices and programs sponsoring each award.
Student Leader Citations presented by the Student Activities Office
For a new arrival who made a big splash or created a lot of buzz
Citation: Brown Arts Mentoring
Honorable Mention: Araceli Méndez
For a great collaborative effort between multiple individuals or groups
Citation: Students for Israel
Honorable Mention: Brown University Activities Council (BUAC)
For excellent planning
Citation: Ha Young (Stacey) Park
Honorable Mention: Brown Tae Kwon Do
For a particularly inspired or creative effort
Citation: Jonathan Coleman, Brown Education Link Lecture Series
Honorable Mention: EcoReps
For efforts to increase dialogue and greater appreciation of diversity
Citation: Common Ground: Justice and Equality in Palestine/Israel
Honorable Mention: MPC’s, MPC Friends, TWTP Coordinators, TWC Staffers & Volunteers
For activism, awareness, or advocacy
Citation: Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere
Honorable Mention: Rachael Donalds
For meaningful, life-changing service in support of communities beyond the Brown campus
Citation: John Hope Mentorship
Honorable Mention: Adopt-a-Grandparent
For efforts to bolster or renew Brown traditions, heritage, and spirit
Citation: John Dahdah
Honorable Mention: Lindsay Houle and Rebecca Ruscito
For most effectively engaging and involving alumni
Citation: Women in Business
Honorable Mention: Native Americans at Brown
The Derek Canfield Barker Prize
Established in 1994 through a gift from Richard C. Barker '57 and Abbie D. Paterson '57 in memory of their son. The purpose of the Prize is to recognize students at Brown who have shown qualities of leadership, who have triumphed over adversity, and who have worked to bring the Brown community together through community service.
Gavin Crynes '10
The Yat K. Tow Prize
Established in 1991 by the family of Yat K. Tow '41, in his memory and funded by his family and friends, the Prize recognizes an academically strong junior, graduating senior, or graduate student who has completed community service and/or academic work in the area of international understanding.
LGBTQ Leadership Award presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center
LGBTQ Leadership Award
Recognizes a graduating senior who has positively affected lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning life during her/his undergraduate years at Brown.
Robert Smith III
The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life Awards
The Interfaith Leadership Award
Made possible through the generosity of the Kapstein Foundation honoring the late Reverend Charles A. Baldwin, chaplain of the University from1958-1988 is given to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated interfaith leadership both on campus and beyond, within the confines of the academic year and/or during time away. This award acknowledges the energy, insight, imagination, and service of a student in the realm of interreligious community building and programming.
Mark Doss '09
The Levi Adams Citation
Inaugurated in 2001, honors a senior(s) in the college for distinction and service in the leadership of a campus-based religious organization, project, or initiative. Dr. Adam's resilience, imagination, and strength in his varied tasks were always ground in deep spiritual convictions. Empowered by example, this citation is made to honor such service.
Jakina Debnam '09
Adam Rodriguez '10
The Brown Hillel Foundation Awards
The Robert Goldberg ’81 Ruach Award
Given to a first-year student for demonstrated potential and exceptional first-year leadership.
Paige Kirstein '12
The Rabbi Alan C. Flam Tzedek Award
For outstanding social justice and service leadership
Evan Pelz '11
The Danny Warshay Exceptional Leadership Award
For demonstrated leadership qualities: mentoring, modeling and community building
The Astounding New Initiatives Award
Given to a student who has built a new initiative that has had a positive and sustainable impact on the Jewish Community at Brown University.
M'Kol HaKivunim, Sophie Manuel, Noa Nessin, Amitte Rosenfeld, Kara Segal, Jenna Zeigen,
RISD Kehillah, and Mirian Zisook
The Presidential Award
Given to a senior who has demonstrated ongoing and mature commitment and leadership throughout his or her four years at Brown University.
Danya Chudacoff '11
The Thomas cohen Award
For Outstanding Leadership and Commitment to the Jewish community at Brown University
Evan Pelz '11
Joslin Awards presented by Campus Life and Student Services
The Joslin Award
Named for the late Judge Alfred Joslin '35 and given to students graduating in May or December of each year who have made significant contributions to the University through their leadership and service.
James Reed III