Fall 2014 Recipients

Lucas Chen, Class of 2015, Graduate Student

Lucas Chen

Lucas is being recognized for his work with the “Graduate Sidekicks”. The Graduate Sidekicks are graduate students who serve as peer leaders for the annual university-wide Graduate International Student Orientation. He worked to expand the training for these peer leaders, while also assisting in the creation of the “Sidekicks Blog”. After International Graduate Student Orientation he also assisted the International Office with a post-orientation assessment that provided information that will be key to making improvements to the program next year.

Malik Dent, Class of 2016

Malik Dent

Malik is being recognized for his work with two events on campus. He organized the For Members Only annual fall speaker event, which brought together over 500 students, staff and faculty to see Sybrina Fulton speak on campus. He was also integral in the execution of the Alpha Phi Alpha’s Annual Scholarship Banquet. Despite having a small planning committee, he was able to bring together over 150 attendees at the event. There was no cost for this event, but funds raised through donations were used to award scholarships to first-year NU students.

Ariel Roitman, Class of 2015

Ariel Roitman

Ariel is being recognized for his work on the ASG Student Groups Committee. In the short time that he has been at NU, he has become a very active member of this committee, but have revamped the new student group and “B-Status” group process. Along with his superior work within this committee he also serve as the Hillel representative for ASG and has been vital in the strengthening of Hillel’s relationship with ASG, but also constantly communicating with the Hillel Executive Board about the happenings in ASG.

Katherine Scott, Class of 2015

Katherine Scott

Katherine is being recognized for her work in the development of the Family Ambassador program for New Student and Family Programs as the Parent and Family Liaison. She assisted in the schedule, logistics, and training for the 38 family ambassadors that were able to very warmly welcome our Class of 2018 parents and family during the 2014 Wildcat Welcome.

Amanda Walsh, Class of 2016

Amanda Walsh

Amanda is being recognized for her work with Quest and Sustained Dialogues. She created the Quest Advisory Council that includes both members of Quest and non-Quest students who consider themselves to be allies and are committed to raising awareness. Currently, she serves as a Sustained Dialogues facilitator and is very passionate about using dialogue as a tool to bring together students from different backgrounds in order to build bridges and create shared understanding.