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Student Life Awards celebrate leadership, service and diversity


Student Life Award winners pose with Larry Lunsford, vice president for student affairs.

Student Life Award winners pose with Larry Lunsford, vice president for student affairs.

The annual Student Life Awards recently honored 20 students for their exemplary participation in both academic and co-curricular activities both on and off campus. These students demonstrate the key values that FIU seeks to impart on its community – those of leadership, service and diversity. In addition to receiving a trophy, recipients of the Kaplan Educational Center awards also took home scholarships for a Kaplan graduate or professional preparation course.

AWARD WINNERS

Outstanding Service Award: Tam Pham

Outstanding Service Organization: Alternative Breaks

Kaplan Educational Center Award: Gena Zapata and Jacqueline “Jackie” Aleman

Shining Star Award: Wine to Water

Diversity Award: Phalancia Louisy

Spirit Award: Theresa Bertinelli

Spirit Award, Organization: BBC Student Programming Council

Freshman Leadership Award: Maria Pulido and Allhan Majia

Sophomore Leadership Award: Andrea Macias and Justin Santoli

Junior Leadership Award: Amanda McDole, Samantha “Sammy” Hernandez and Daniella Bernasconi

Senior Leadership Award: Richard Azimov, Shankika Fredericks, Jeffrey Gutierrez and Juanita Louis

Graduate Student Leadership Award: Christopher Cole and Stephanie Miller

Presidential Award: Janet Lopez

Vice President Special Award: Fu Zhou Wu and Liane Sippin