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Exceptional Leaders Feted

Senior Leadership Award winners 2016

Kalamazoo College honored 32 soon-to-graduate students with its prestigious Senior Leadership Recognition Award. During the course of the last four years these individuals have distinguished themselves as athletes, student workers, admission volunteers, resident assistants, civic engagement scholars, social justice advocates, teaching assistants, artists, writers, musicians, LandSea leaders, tutors, mentors, translators, lab assistants, officers and members of student organizations, departmental student advisors and research assistants. They have made Kalamazoo College a better place for all. They have, in the words of one nominator, “bridged worlds and forged connections” with their particular gifts and shared love of humankind. Pictured are (l-r): first row–Victoria Orsorio, Lizbeth Mendoza Pineda, Samantha Luna, Shannon Haupt, Yessica Hernandez, Elizabeth Fiator; second row–Honey Sumon (not an awardee herself, but a close friend and guest of one of the recipients), Susmitha Daggubati, Kelly Trehorne, Victoria Najacht; third row–Pornkamol Huang, Elizabeth Tyburski, Chloe Mpinga, Alexis Martin-Browne, Kelsey Adamski; fourth row–Immanuel Greene, Sarah Woods, Hadley Harrison; fifth row–Elizabeth Lenning, McKenna Bramble, Katherine Clark, Francisco Cabrera, Natalie Davenport; sixth row–Daria Lewis, Takumi Matsuzawa; back row–Nana-Yaw Aikins, Olivia Cares, Robert Hudson, and Justin Danzy. Not pictured are Michael Allen, Kevin Ewing, Mallika Mitra, and Lauren Seroka. (Photo by Tony Dugal)