2021 Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Award recipients announced

The Student Leadership Awards were created by Dorothy Pijan in 1986 to recognize and honor Case Western Reserve University’s outstanding undergraduate student leaders. Pijan worked at CWRU as the director of Thwing Center and Student Activities from 1982 to 2003. Pijan was a well-respected and nationally known student union professional. She had an incredible passion, drive and dedication to student leadership. After her death in 2003, the awards were named in her honor to recognize her many contributions to student life at Case Western Reserve University.

This year’s winners are:

  • Dignity of Difference Organization Award: Know Your Neighbors CWRU
  • Group Community Service Award: Physical Resource Center
  • Group Spartan Spirit Award: CWRU Film Society
  • Outstanding Supplemental Instruction Leader: Kaitlyn Moore
  • Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year: Physical Resource Center
  • Outstanding Student Organization of the Year: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Outstanding New Student Event or Program Series Award: The Speaker Series
  • Outstanding New Student Event or Program Series Award: 30 Days of UPB
  • Outstanding Established Student Event or Program Series Award: Casino Night
  • Outstanding Established Student Event or Program Series Award: Thwing Study Over
  • Dignity of Difference Program Award: Nina West
  • Dignity of Difference Program Award: Interracial Dialogue
  • Outstanding Student Club/Organization Officer: Cameron Tong
  • Outstanding Student Club/Organization Member: Monica Hammil
  • Outstanding Community Service Award (Individual): Sharan Mehta
  • Outstanding Freshman: Aashna Raha
  • Outstanding Sophomore: Kemi Ogundiran
  • Outstanding Junior: Anna Giubileo
  • Outstanding Junior: Sharan Mehta
  • Outstanding Junior: Wintana Eyob
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Member: Xudong Fan
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Officer: Aaron McPeck
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Organization of the Year: WISHED
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Organization of the Year: Black Law Students Association
  • Glenn Nicholls Award for Ethical Leadership: Daniel Lee
  • Glenn Nicholls Award for Ethical Leadership: Zachary Ziccardi
  • Spartan Spirit Award (Individual): Yageen Hassan
  • Patricia B. Kilpatrick Award: Yuliang (Bill) Ding
  • Patricia B. Kilpatrick Award: David Dolanksy
  • Outstanding Senior: Fatima Rahman
  • Outstanding Senior: Bidisha Raychaudhuri
  • Outstanding Senior: Muayad Shahin
  • Outstanding Senior: Yuliang (Bill) Ding
  • The G. Dean Patterson, Jr. “People Are Most Important Award”: Lynn Rollins
  • Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Development: Ayesha Bell Hardaway
  • Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Development: Kurt Rhoads
  • President’s Award: Hunter Stecko