Spring 2015 Recipients

Joseph Becker

Joseph Becker Head Shot

Class of 2015

Joseph is being recognized for his tireless work at the Vice President of Standards for the Interfraternity Council. He partnered closely with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution to completely redefine the governance process for the Interfraternity Community. He updated its operating documents to reflect updated university policy and instituted an Acceptance of Responsibility process in which Interfraternity chapters engage in dialogue with their peers about their behaviors and how to best align those behavior with Northwestern policies and expectations as well as the values of the Interfraternity Council values.

Zahra-Joye Brown

Zahra-Joye Brown Head Shot

Class of 2017

Zahar-Joye is being recognized for her exemplary work with CaribNation and the planning of their annual event CaribFest. Unconcerned by the fact that she was the only sophomore member of the team she took on the task of being the chief organizer of the event. She coordinated all of the complex aspects of this large scale event. She enhanced this year’s event through her spirit of innovation. She created two additional events prior to CaribFest itself to better prepare and engage students attending CaribFest. She created a Caribbean themed dance workshop as well as listening party for the headliner at CaribFest. Her dedication to this event and her creativity in ways to make it better truly make her involvement stand out.

Peter Cleary & Michelle Margulis

Peter Cleary & Michelle Margulis

Class of 2015

Peter and Michelle are being recognized for their work and dedication as co-presidents of the group Rainbow Alliance. The dedication and perseverance these two leaders have shown as leaders in the Rainbow Alliance is truly unparalleled. It was their hard work which resulted in Laverne Cox visiting campus this spring to speak to the Northwestern Community about issues and challenges facing the LGBTQA community. Their commitment to the LGBTQA community at Northwestern will leave a lasting impression for students and years to come.

Camaria Lehman

Camaria Lehman

Class of 2015

Camaria is being recognized for her exceptional work with Relay for Life. This event has a very personal connection to her and she has been atruly integral part of the continued success of this event at Northwestern University. Her behind the scenes attention to detail and tireless dedication has been invaluable to Relay for Life’s success.

Jenna Perlstein

Jenna Perlstein

Class of 2017

Jenna is being recognized for her outstanding work with Lipstick Theater. She coordinated this year’s annual Burlesque Show, where she strove to reinforce positive body image for the participants and audiences. Over seventy students auditioned for the productions and she refused to turn anyone away. She made it possible for any student who desired to participate had the opportunity to do so. Over 1,500 students and community members were in attendance.

Anna Rennich

Anna Rennich

Class of 2015

Anna is being recognized for her exemplary work as the Associated Student Government Vice President for Academics. She has been a champion for the Course Reduction initiative on campus which seeks to partner with the Northwestern Administration to consider revising the current course load model used by WCAS in an attempt to seek a more balanced academic experience for many different types of students, including a Social Inequalities and Diversities requirement for all students. She truly strives to make the Northwestern community healthier and more inclusive with everything she does.