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College Awards to Honor Civic Leadership


More than 40 people, including 29 students, will be recognized for their community service at SUNY Cortland’s Leadership in Civic Engagement Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 18.

The recognition ceremony, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 4:30 p.m. in Brockway Hall, Jacobus Lounge.

Award recipients include 22 SUNY Cortland students, eight College faculty and staff members, six local residents and three groups. Additionally, six students completing the 2012-13 Judson Taylor Leadership House Living Learning Community Program will be recognized along with eight scholarship winners for their community service.

Student efforts represent a range of activities related to tutoring and mentoring programs, health and wellness services and environmental work. The majority of their community service supports Cortland County residents, local schools and numerous human service organizations.

SUNY Cortland’s Leadership in Civic Engagement Awards Ceremony is supported by the College’s Institute for Civic Engagement and the divisions of student affairs and institutional advancement.

Individual award winners are listed below.


Michael Adams

Leanne Bryan

Paige Cahill

Taylour Connelly

Michael Giardino

Shannon Grodotzke

Lauren Guardino

Claire Hartl

Marisa Kaplan

Laura Kline

Andrew McConnell

Matthew McNamee

Christine Mosich

Christina Papaleo

Lauren Reed

Sara Rosenberg

Marilyn Scribner

Meghan Stadtlander

Samantha Swift

Ashley Tuminello

Rosemary White

Kevin Yarnell

Jacklyn Zerilli


Judson Taylor Leadership House Living Learning Community Program participants

Courtney Baldwin

Jacqueline Carlson

Juan Galan Sabugo

Samuel Stephans

Taheerah Usher

Shawn Zehnacker


Faculty and staff members

Brooke Burk

Ralph Carrasquillo

Jack Carr

Steven Dangler

Lyndon Huling

Susan Rayl

Henry Steck

Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman


Community members

Amanda Carpenter, NYPIRG coordinator, SUNY Cortland

Erica Danega, youth services coordinator, City of Cortland Youth Bureau

Sara Earl, director, YWCA Bridges for Kids program

Elin Pantas, executive director, Child Development Center

Glen Reisweber, executive director, Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture

Sara Watrous, AmeriCorps member, Sustainable Cortland



Fall 2012 Foundations and Social Advocacy 630: Students with Disability in Context Class

Students for Local Food

SUNY Cortland Sports Club


Award and Scholarship winners

Meaghan Stadtlander, SUNY Cortland Alumni Association Cortland Area Chapter Community Service Award

Cortland Students for Local Food, Don Wilcox Award

Michael Adams, BorgWarner Morse TEC Scholarship

Claire Hartl, Institute for Civic Engagement Scholarship and the Cathleen McDermott Lavelle Scholarship for Student Leaders

Matthew McNamee, Judson Taylor Presidential Scholarship

Laura Kline, Judson Taylor Presidential Scholarship

Taylour Connelly, Judson Taylor Presidential Scholarship

Christine Mosich, Community Scholarship for Interns and Volunteers

Kevin Yarnell, Lambda Phi Delta Scholarship