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Columbia to honor students at King’s Crown Leadership Awards

Students and student organizations will be honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2013 King’s Crown Leadership Awards Ceremony in Low Library on April 11.

The annual awards, sponsored by Columbia Student Affairs, recognize the significant contributions of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students and student organizations to the Columbia community. Awards are presented to both individuals and organizations in eight categories: community building, ethics and morality, Columbia spirit, civic responsibility, innovation and enhancement, bridge building and health and wellness. Certificates of Distinctions for Leadership Excellence are awarded to up to 10 individuals and 10 organizations per category. 

The award categories and descriptions are as follows:
Community Building
Recipients of this award best exemplify the fabric of Columbia community building, either through bonding within a specific component of our community or bridging across several groups of our community, to offer cultural, political, social, and/or wellness inter-connectedness and relationship-building.
Ethics & Morality
Recipients of this award best support the Columbia model for ethical decision-making and sound moral judgment. The context for these awards is specifically focused on the students and groups that have conducted their affairs well through difficult situations and/or have worked to instill strong morals and ethics in others.
Columbia Spirit
Recipients of this award capture and display the best of Columbia spirit. This includes the essence of "school spirit" and pride as a dedicated member of our community, as well as leaders and groups that contribute to local, regional, and national recognition for sports, performance, cultural and arts activities and academic competition.
Civic Responsibility
Recipients of this award best promote civic engagement, responsible citizenship and global citizenship. This includes both on-campus and off-campus activities, initiatives and service.
Innovation & Enhancement
Recipients of this award have created, improved or enhanced a service, program, or process thus contributing positively to the Columbia campus and its diverse stakeholders.
Bridge Building
Recipients of this award set the standard for bringing diverse constituents together for the purpose of promoting understanding, valuing diversity, and forging agreements around complex issues. The impact may be a policy, program, or practice that improves relationships, enhances our campus vibrancy, and creates opportunities for intergroup work.
Indelible Mark
This award recognizes the accomplishments of students and groups in implementing sustainable change for the benefit of our community and/or in leaving a lasting impression on the campus community.
Health & Wellness
Recipients of this award best exemplify the spirit of caring for and about the members of our vast and diverse community. A special focus is placed on the individual/group’s ability to establish an example for a healthy balance of responsibilities, duties and activities through their own leadership.

Below are the 2013 honorees:  

Community Building Individuals:

Taylor Chaintreuil   Josh Johnson
John Chavez   Robbie Lyman
Ryan Cho   Denise Machin
Alexander Donnelly   Krystal Martinez
Marita Inglehart   Chi Chi Mpamaugo

Bridge Building Individuals:

Maryam Aziz   Leah Greenstein
Adwoa Banful   Walter Jean-Jacques
Katie Bentivoglio   Laura Quintela
Sau Wai Chan   Gerardo Romo
Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood   Courtney Tatum

Indelible Mark Individuals:

Julia Chen   Ariana Lott
Alicia Ciocca   Gavin McGown
Asher Hecht   Daniel Omachonu
Andrew Heinrich   Lakota Pochedley
Allison Lieblein   JT Ramseur

Columbia Spirit Individuals:

Adrian Alea   Matthew Martinez
Nicole Bartnik   Helen Uju Ofoche
Helen Chen   Mariano Payano
Will Hughes   Jason Tejada
Ryan Mandelbaum   Scarlett Tohme

Civic Responsibility Individuals:

Michele Acheampong   Mytra Haerizadeh
Maria Carrillo   Brandon Lewis
Rebecca Ciez   Amanda Matos
Carmen Del Valle   Zoe Ridolfi-Starr
Darius Grayer   Melissa von Mayrhauser

Innovation and Enhancement Individuals:

Loxley Bennett   Ben Harris
Siddhant Bhatt   Tina Kit
Liam Bland   Roniquee Marksman
Taylor Breen   John Poppe
Nelson Castano   Tim Qin

Health & Wellness Individuals:

Kainee Simone Aguilar   Marla Lipsyc
Jacqueline Bryk   Jose Ricardo Moreno
Sherill Marie Henriquez   Dean Perfetti
AJ Hudson   Steven Pfau
Allison Levin   Sofia Vassilieva

Ethics & Morality Individuals:

Mounia Abousaid   Adam Deutsch
Elizabeth Angeles   Samantha Goldfarb
Maggie Brommer   Rachel Schenkel
Evan Burger   Anan Suleiman
Steven Castellano   Bob Sun

Community Building Groups:

Black Student Group Consortium   Proud Colors
Chinese Students Club   ROOTEd: Allies Series
Columbia University Performing Arts League   Sister Circle
Columbia Urban Experience   Society of Women Engineers
Grupo Quisqueyano

Bridge Building Groups:

Columbia Political Union   Lambda Phi Epsilon
Everyone Allied Against Homophobia   Kappa Phi Lambda
Interfaith Collective    

Indelible Mark Groups:

Columbia Ballet Collaborative   Muslim Students Association
Columbia Queer Alliance   Native American Council

Columbia Spirit Groups:

Asian American Alliance
  Columbia Women's Varsity Rowing Team
Columbia Community Outreach   Glee Club
Columbia Musical Theatre Society   Gospel Choir
Columbia University Tae Kwon Do Club
  Hindu Student Organization
Columbia University Wind Ensemble   Uptown Vocal

Civic Responsibility Groups:

Caribbean Students Association
  ESL Program
Child Rights Working Group
  Hispanic Scholarship Fund
College Democrats
Community Lunch
  US Military Veterans of Columbia University
Engineers Without Borders
  Students for Justice in Palestine

Innovation and Enhancement Groups:

African Students Association   Design for America
Application Development Initiative   Helvidius: The Journal of Politics & Society
College Road   Postcrypt Art Gallery
Columbia Mentoring Initiative: Arab/Middle Eastern Family Tree    

Health & Wellness Groups:

Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society    Health Leads
FeelGood CU
   Student Wellness Project
GlobeMed    The Journal of Global Health

Ethics & Morality Groups:

Columbia Catholic Undergrads    

The awards ceremony will take place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Low Rotunda. RSVP here

Click here for more information on the awards.
Click here to see a full list of honorees. 

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