Fall 2015 Recipients

Alexandria Bobbitt

 Alexandria Bobbitt

Class of 2016

House on the Rock, Northwestern Community Ensemble Rejoice, Black House Listening Sessions


Alexandria Bobbitt is being recognized for her involvement with the Black House Listening Sessions and for being an advocate of social justice and activism on campus. As president of House on the Rock, and a member of the Northwestern Community Ensemble, Alexandria has been a passionate and courageous voice as she engages with diverse groups of students and community members across campus. Alexandria’s energy and enthusiasm in everything she does has been a strong influence on many whom she meets.

Katherine ‘KK’ Doyle

Katherine ‘KK’ Doyle

Class of 2016

Panhellenic Council Diversity and Inclusion Chairs


Katherine ‘KK’ Doyle is being recognized for her work with the Panhellenic Council Association (PHA). As president of PHA, KK led the first cohort of Diversity and Inclusion Chairs for each sorority chapter. KK has continued leading the way for the Panhellenic community to engage in important conversations of difference and reflection. Toward that end, KK overhauled the recruitment orientation that all potential new members participate in, to focus on personal values discovered through identity and authentic conversation. KK is active on campus in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and is a member of Form & Function Marketing Group.

Shannon Grogans

Shannon Grogans

Class of 2016

NU Active Minds “Send Silence Packing”


Shannon is being recognized for her efforts in planning Send Silence Packing, a student suicide awareness event held on Deering Meadow. As co-president of NU Active Minds, Shannon partnered with numerous student groups and departments to make the event a resounding success with more than 1,000 attendees from the NU community. Shannon has been a consistent advocate for mental health on campus, working to reduce stigmas and create greater awareness among students.

Catherine 'Kate' McCarter

Catherine 'Kate' McCarter

Class of 2016

Campus Language Connection


Kate is being recognized for her dedicated pursuit of bridging cultures and people. After study abroad in Scotland and Germany, Kate returned to Evanston and founded Campus Language Connection (CLC), an organization that strives to increase language proficiency and enhance cross-cultural understanding among students. Through CLC, Kate has provided an opportunity for more than 300 undergraduate through post-doctorate students and spouses to interact with and learn from native speakers of over 35 languages. In addition to CLC, Kate is the editor-in-chief of the Northwestern Syllabus yearbook and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Kara Rodby

Kara Rodby

Class of 2017

Real Food NU


Kara is being recognized for her involvement with Real Food at NU (NURF). As the co-director of NURF, Kara was instrumental in gaining President Schapiro’s commitment to source 20% of the University’s food from local, sustainable, just, and humane suppliers by 2020. In the time since, Kara has partnered with administrators, staff, faculty, and students to lead the implementation of that commitment. Kara also spearheaded Food Week in the fall, which comprised more than ten different service and educational events for students.

Zuhair Sadiq

Zuhair Sadiq

Class of 2018

McSA’s Kareem Abdul Jabaar Event


Zuhair is being recognized for his leadership in bringing Kareem Abdul Jabaar to campus for a Muslim-cultural Students Association (McSA) event in November. As the executive vice president of McSA, Zuhair worked extensively with multiple departments to thoughtfully plan and execute the event with cross-cultural identities and dynamics in mind. His dedication to McSA, and to creating opportunities for all students to engage in cultural education have made a lasting impact at Northwestern.