• Leadership Awards

    Student Service Awards

    The Student Leadership Awards offer the New School community a wonderful opportunity to highlight outstanding student organizations and individual students across the university. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have shown exceptional leadership and organizational abilities.

    Thank you to all those who took the time to nominate our campus leaders and student organizations, and congratulations to all those nominated.

    Nomination forms for the 2019 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony will open in the fall of 2018.

    Please contact leadandserve@newschool.edu for more information about the nomination process and awards presentation.

    Student Leadership Awards

    Student Sustainability Campus Champion: The winner of this award has not only integrated sustainability into his or her own life but broadened awareness by initiating, developing, or participating in sustainability strategies around campus.
    Winner: Anurag Jain

    Community Service and Civic Engagement Award:By serving within and beyond the campus community, this student embodies the university’s ideals of social responsibility.
    Winner: Ana Paula Berreto

    Student Social Justice Campus Champion: This award recognizes a student who has promoted social justice through an array of activities, in either paid or unpaid work.
    Winners: Hunter Stewart

    Outstanding International Leadership at The New School: This student has sought to change our understanding of international cultures and communities abroad, contributed to community-led solutions to international and local problems, or demonstrated a commitment to cross-cultural exchange through participation in internationally focused university programs.
    Winner: Suranart Kasitipradit (Ta)

    Outstanding Special Interest Community/Collective: This special-interest community in our residence halls has a proven record of student involvement, community outreach, campus programming, and improvement of campus life.
    Winner: Academic Wellness SIC, Loeb Hall

    Outstanding Hall Council: This award is given to a residence hall whose Hall Council team consistently displayed concern for residents’ quality of life and focused on community development. The team positively transformed residents’ experiences through student engagement and programming.
    Winner: 13th Street Residence

    Hall Council Executive Board Member of the Year: This award is given to the hall council executive board member for his or her exceptional work and continuous dedication to House Council. This member has gone above and beyond the duties of an active member by being involved in meetings, volunteering, and committee work. This member has affected the residence community, developed student leaders, served as a role model for involvement, and fostered a sense of spirit, pride, and community.
    Winner: Maite Ortiz

    Most Valuable Player (Intramurals): This award goes to the athlete who has demonstrated excellence throughout the season, both on and off the court or field. He or she exhibits great attitude, skill, work ethic, sportsmanship, commitment, leadership, and passion for the team and sport. This individual has set a high standard for the Narwhals and always has the desire to become a better player.
    Winner: Jack Wickham

    Heart of the Narwhal (Spirit Award): This award goes to the Club Sport athlete who has contributed the most in terms of ethos, dedication, motivation, and passion for the team. This individual will consistently ask if he or she can do more and then will always deliver when required. He or she embodies selflessness, teamwork, integrity, and the heart of the Narwhals.
    Winner: Jules Neuman

    Outstanding Residential Education Community Member of the Year: This award is given to a resident who does not belong to a Residential Education organization (HC, RA, CA, etc.) who has demonstrated strong leadership in his or her community and has shown true dedication to helping build a community within the residence halls. This can be shown through constant attendance at residence hall programs, connecting fellow residents to campus resources, building a relationship with building staff, inspiring camaraderie and pride within the residence hall, and providing outreach to the community.
    Winner: Nikheel Lier

    Outstanding Advisor of the Year: This award is given to the advisor to a student organization who has energetically demonstrated support for recognized student organizations/groups. The advisor should have contributed significantly to the success of the organization, demonstrated a deep commitment to helping students, and assisted campus organizations in achieving their potential. Leadership of a non-paid nature will be given priority.
    Winner: Henry Drobbin

    Outstanding Student Program of the Year (Non-Student Group): This award is presented to students who have developed and implemented an innovative program that significantly contributed to The New School during the academic year.
    Winners: Sanctuary Working Group

    Outstanding Student Program of the Year (Student Organization/Group): The student organization or group that receives this award significantly contributed to the university through the creation of an original program.
    Winner: Gender Venting

    Emerging Leaders: This student has at least two years remaining at The New School but has already demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities through his or her scholarship, community service, work with organizations, and/or commitment to the advancement of The New School’s mission and goals.
    Winners: Egypt Staley, Josh Valentine, Catalina O'Connor

    Outstanding Student Leader: The Outstanding Student Leader of the Year is one who exemplifies extraordinary characteristics and ideals of leadership through his or her participation, involvement, and notable achievements on campus.
    Winners: Laura Walton

    Outstanding Student Organization or Group: This group has gone above and beyond in fulfilling their goals in student involvement, community outreach, and campus programming.
    Winner: Off-Campus+Commuter Connections

    Legacy Award: The recipient of this award has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, actively promoted campus life, and created a sense of community on campus. In so doing, the student has created a legacy at The New School.
    Winners: Samiha Ahmed, Milo Due, Yu-Ling Wu, Kabeer