CSEL shines spotlight on student leaders at NCLVAs


Winner of the President's Engagement Award Jenny Vu (middle) stands with NC president Dan Patterson, and Lesley Calvin, associate director of Student Engagement, Academic Advising and Career Services, at the 2018 NCLVAs.

NC’s Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership was proud to shine the light on some of the  College’s student leaders on March 28 at the fourth annual Niagara College Volunteer and  Leadership Awards (NCVLAs)

The event included an awards ceremony to recognize the hard work and dedication of many students involved in campus and community engagement, volunteerism and leadership development initiatives across all areas of campus life.

“NCVLA awards aim to reward the high level of student leadership and involvement in all areas of campus life, and highlight the importance of engagement at leadership at the College by publicly acknowledging students who have dedicated their time to building their co-curricular record through getting involved and volunteering both on and off campus,” said Lesley Calvin, associate director, Student Engagement, Academic Advising and Career Services,

Calvin noted that there were many surprises and smiling faces as the awards were announced. She also noted that throughout the evening there were touching #myNCstories shared by two CICE students as to what getting involved at Niagara College has helped them achieve through experiences gained in their program, outside of the classroom and through to their personal life.

In total there were more than 30 categories with double that in nominees. President Dan Patterson as well as CSEL staff, deans, associate deans attended the event and presented the awards.

2018 NCLVA honorees included:

President’s Engagement Award – Jenny Vu

Jenny Vu received the highest honour of the evening: the President’s Engagement Award.

Departmental Awards

Global Citizenship – Aman Arora

Sustainability – Katie Bristow

NC Libraries – Brandon Robins

Peer Tutor – Katrina Maslink and Leslie Askett

Athletics – Hannah Baker

Indigenous Education – Rebecca Debassige

NC Entrepreneur Award – Anthonisha Bullard

Recruitment Ambassador – Tom Price

NC SAC Peer Award – Tom Price

HR @NC Award – Charlottle Butko

Career Service Award – Aman Arora and  Victoria Peel

Research & Innovation Award – Vineet Bhatia

OA @NC – Rachel Reid

Dean’s Engagement Awards

Academic and Liberal Studies – Noah Jones, Tashanna Passee

Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Environment – Kassandra Juhlke, Shana Ankersmit, Christine Combe

Canadian Food and Wine Institute – Prahthit Nikhil Naniwadekar

Community and Health Studies – Courtney Albanese, Gavin Martin, Mena Saoor, Jessica Terryberry, Dawn Nicole Panopio

Media, Trades and Technology – Chelsea Mizzi, Sef Al-Darawish, Dong Li, Aman Kumar, Christenah D’Archi

Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership Awards

Outstanding Orientation Leader (Fall) – Ryan Halliday

Outstanding Orientation Leader (Winter) – Deepanshu Grover

Outstanding Peer Mentor – Larissa Lima

Outstanding First Gen – Chelsea Mizzi

Outstanding LEAD Participant – Olivia Franko

Up and Coming Leader – Jordan Rickerby

Outstanding SEAL – Adeola Ayeyemi & Gavin Martin

Community Engagement – Mindy Vegter

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards – Jenny Vu, Olivia Franko, Anastasia Naleykina, Ryan Halliday, Jemima Rubuye

CSEL Spirit Award – Ryan Halliday and Jenny Vu

Respect Award – Sharaya McCollum-Brown

Get Involved Students of the Month – Ryan Halliday, Jemima Rubuye, Allison Pillwein, Sharaya McCollum-Brown, Larissa Lima, Marilia Fructuoso Machado Welter, Olivia Franko, Courtney Albanese, Ajay Pehlivanoglu, Jordan Rickerby, Victoria Peel, Ashley Richards


Congratulations to all 2018 NCLVA honorees!

View NCLVA photos on Get Involved NC – Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1202078063256423.1073741878.233029680161271&type=1&l=dbe21f26dd


– info submitted by the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership

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