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Leadership Awards Night Celebration

Each April, the University community gathers for a night of celebration, honoring the achievements of students, faculty, staff and student organizations during the academic year.

For information about Leadership Awards Night 2023, including process and award descriptions, please see the Leadership Awards Night 2023 Guidebook.

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2023 Recipients

Linda W. Devine, Ph.D., Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award 

Eric Freundt

Richard Piper Outstanding Advisor of the Year

Dean Koutroumanis, Real Estate Club

Faculty/Staff Unsung Heroes 

Amy Cecchetti

Anayah Walker

Brittany Garcia

Carla Sykes

Isaiah Jordan

Jackie Sanchez

James Reinhardt

Jamie Schabacker

Justin Rinaldi

Kat Schellenberg

Joyce Keller Faculty/Staff Volunteer of the Year 

Timothy Hart

Outstanding First-Year Experience Peer Mentors 

Cooper Bobowicz (Fall 2022) 

Hailey Daves (Spring 2023) 

Sustainable UT Student Handprint Award 

Eamon Hennesy 

Sustainable UT Handprint Award (Student Organization)

Recycling Club

Center for Teaching and Learning Leadership Award 

Kelsey Steller

Intern of the Year Award 

Shannon Lindsey

Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award 

Gretchen Hilt

International Programs Office, International Experience Award 

Lauren Marolf

Bob Ruday Outstanding First Year of Involvement 

Diego Cordova

Jade Takvorian

Bob Ruday Outstanding Second Year of Involvement 

Andrew Brinkman

Caitlin Nolan

Gabrielle Reyes Assad

Bob Ruday Outstanding Third Year of Involvement 

Alexandra Larson

Andrew Repak

Isabella Gomes

Lincoln Cutler

Bob Ruday Student Unsung Hero Award 

Amber Porter

Anais Abello

Gretchen Hilt

Jasmine Liaw

Juliette Vick

Quinn O'Neill

Bob Ruday Servant Leadership Award 

Aaliyah Leonard

Caitlin Korsak

Meghan Violette

Rachel Lane

Bob Ruday Student Leader of the Month 

September – Tatiana Gutierrez

October – Nicholas Lising

November – Kaitlyn DeBie

December/January – Nichell Glover

February – Anika Shroff

March – Quinn O’Neill

April - Max Johnson

Leadership and Academic Achievement Award

Alexandra Kirkegaard

Alexandra Larson

Alison Kline

Anais Abello

April Cerami

Ashley Campbell

Ashley Hancock

Caitlin Nolan

Cassidy Wilson

Dakota Smith

Danielle Wicker

Eliana Palmer

Emily Pesquera

Evie Sly

Gabriella Young

Gabrielle Reyes Assad

Gavin Genter

Hope Lelekacs

Hope Pohlman

Isabella Burgui

Isabella Gomes

Jada Brown

Jade Takvorian

Jasmine Liaw

Jennifer Root

Joshua Bridgers

Juliette Lugo

Juliette Vick

Katherine Kreit

Kelsey Steller

Lauren Gardner

Madison Fortin

Maison Anderson

Marissa McKiernan

Mary Madelyn Hart

Megan Malone

My Thi Nguyen

Olivia Loraine

Phoebe Hayes

Quinn O'Neill

Rachel Lane

Ruby Xitlali Lefort-Rivas

Samantha Gilfand

Samantha Schlegel

Thania Martinez

Valeria Garcia

Student Employee of the Year 

Addison Goldstein

Greek Person of the Year 

Lillian Koslowske

Dylan Friend

Outstanding Sorority of the Year 

Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding Fraternity of the Year 

Zeta Beta Tau

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity 

Special Olympics Unified Sports UT

Agent of Change Award

Office of Residence Life

AC Medal

Adachi Selas

Nick Lising

Ruby Lefort-Rivas

Volunteer Organization of the Year (Fraternal-affiliated)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Volunteer Organization of the Year

UT Diplomats

Student Volunteer of the Year (Fraternal-affiliated) 

Phoebe Hayes

Student Volunteer of the Year  

Valeria Garcia

Active Citizen Award 

Preston Bowers

Excellence in Civic Engagement Award 

Riley Snowden

Wellness Award: Outstanding Dedication 

Deb Wallach

Wellness Award: Outstanding Research 

Renee Petersen

Wellness Award: Outstanding Promotion 

Sean Curran

Lead Resident Assistant of the Year 

Jillian Eaves

Resident Assistant of the Year 

Elina Omarova

Outstanding Innovation Award

Campus Crowns

Tom Fitzgerald Award for the Most Spirited Organization of the Year

Morgan's Message

Outstanding New Organization of the Year 

Girls Who Code: College Loops at The University of Tampa

Most Improved Organization of the Year 

Student Members of the American Chemical Society

Outstanding Organization of the Year 

Criminology Club

Live Well UT

Bob Ruday Spartan Award 

Alexandra Kirkegaard

Bianca Flores

Dakota Smith

Gavin Genter

Isabella "Bella" Burgui

Jada Brown

Macy Helmer

Maison Anderson

Natalie Reece

Sumair Singapuri