Student Leader Awards


‌The Distinguished Student Leader Awards are open to any current Montclair State University (MSU) student. The purpose is to highlight and acknowledge those students who make meaningful contributions and have a strong impact at the university.

 

Selection Process

All student nominees were evaluated based on the extent to which they have made meaningful contributions and the level of impact on their peers.

When nominating a student, be sure to include a thorough description of his or her contributions to the university, including all achievements as a student leader to date. The more information provided about the nominee, the better they can be evaluated by the committee. This information is key in considering your candidate for the selected award.

The selection committee is comprised of three representatives from the university who will evaluate all nominations for the selected award category. Up to three students will be selected as recipients for each category.

 

 

2017 Award Category Results

Outstanding Leadership

This year, we recognize

MATTHEW RIVAS

and

JAMES CLARK

as recipients of the Outstanding Leadership Award

Through their leadership skills and initiative, these students have made a significant impact on the MSU community throughout the past academic year. Nominees have influenced the development and mentoring of future leaders of the university. They demonstrate examples of outstanding service to others and within the community. Award recipients are selected based on breadth and depth of involvement and leadership in co-curricular activities, leadership in an employment role on campus, service in the community, involvement in professional, academic, and leadership development experiences, and the overall impact on campus life and learning for students. Students are recognized for momentous achievement at MSU.

 

Diversity and Equality Award

This year, we recognize

DOMINIQUE LAING

and

JUSTIN MATAI

as recipients of the Diversity and Equality Award

Nominees have demonstrated academic achievement, outstanding service to the MSU community, and service to racially and/or culturally diverse communities. Award recipients have made significant accomplishments in and efforts toward promoting the principles of academic excellence and cultural pluralism and diversity on campus.

 

Outstanding Community Service

This year, we recognize

JAMIE BACHER

and

MARIE VIZZOTTI

as recipients of the Outstanding Community Service Award

Nominees have maintained academic excellence while committing their time, energy, and resources to making a difference by volunteering in the community. Demonstrating a passion to serve others is an important quality this nominee should possess.

 

Outstanding Mentor

This year, we recognize

ALEXANDRA BUCHANAN

as recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award

This award recognizes student leaders based on their commitment and devotion to mentoring and caring for fellow students. This student serves as a role model and displays true leadership to peer students. Nominees take time to assist and lead their peers while maintaining academic excellence.

 

Social Justice Activist Award

This year, we recognize

PATRICIA WALSH

as recipient of the Social Justice Activist Award

Recipients of this award have dedicated ample time to advocating for social justice causes. These passionate students hold volunteer and/or paid positions as fervent activists for positive social change and human rights.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2017 AWARD WINNERS!

Students who receive awards will:

  • Be recognized on the Center for Leadership Development website
  • Receive a plaque and certificate
  • Have an opportunity to present at the Leadership Institute or Student Leader Cross Training
  • Appear in the graduation edition of The Montclairion
  • Enhance their resume

 

 

The Carpe Diem Awards

The Carpe Diem Award is given to graduating seniors who have "seized the day" during their time at Montclair State University. We select students who have taken full advantage of the Montclair State University experience.


This year, we recognize 

KRAEMER CLAYTON

CHRISTOPHER CLEMENT

ALFREDO RAMIREZ

PATRICIA WALSH

as recipients of the 2017 Carpe Diem Award.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Criteria for Nominees:

  • 3.3+ GPA
  • Graduating Senior
  • Progressive on-campus leadership experience, academic involvement (internships, co-ops, research), and civic engagement related participation or activities