For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — Recognized for leadership and service to the university and community, 29 fall semester graduates received the 2017 Chancellor’s Leadership Award at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The awards were presented by Chancellor Bernie Patterson in a ceremony in December. Established in 1978 at the urging of former Chancellor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, the award honors graduates who contribute significant leadership, demonstrate university or community service and display a commitment to personal growth. Each recipient receives a bronze medallion emblazoned with the university seal, hanging from a purple and gold ribbon.
Those students receiving the Chancellor’s Leadership Award this semester, listed by hometown, include:
Antigo — Keah Mach majored in elementary and special education. She was active with the National Residence Hall Honorary and Residence Hall Association, and served as a Community Advisor in the halls. She graduated with summa cum laude honors and is the daughter of James and Amy Mach.
Marathon — Olivia Guralski majored in elementary and special education. She was active with Aspiring Educators, the Student Council for Exceptional Children and Special Olympics. She graduated with cum laude honors and is the daughter of Jason and Pam Guralski.
Stevens Point — Ciana Rose majored in economic development. She was a member of the Entrepreneur Club and Sentry Toastmasters Club and was a Student Government Association senator, peer mentor and tutor. Rose interned at the Wausau Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was the commencement student speaker and graduated with cum laude honors. She is the daughter of Leah and Jonathan Rose.
Stevens Point — Jing Zhang majored in art history. He was active with the Chinese Culture Club, Portage County Cultural Festival, Association of Art History, International Club and Tutoring Learning Center.
Stevens Point — Margaret Moroder majored in elementary education. She was a member of Aspiring Educators, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Kappa Delta Pi education honor society, the National Society for Leadership and Success. She was a peer adviser and helped with College Days for Kids. She graduated with magna cum laude honors and is the daughter of Marc and Susan Moroder.
Stevens Point — Mona Alhalal majored in biochemistry. She was active with the International Club and Comparative Religion Club and was president of the Islamic Student Association. She also was an adviser for English as a second language students and a volunteer at St. Michael’s Hospital. She worked to create an interfaith room as part of the Multicultural Resource Center at UW-Stevens Point.
Wausau — Angela Bemowski majored in social work. She interned with the Marathon County Department of Social Services Aging and Disability Resource Center and volunteered in her community. She was a writing tutor at the UW-Stevens Point Tutoring Learning Center and graduated with summa cum laude honors. She is the daughter of Guy Bemowski and Deb Bemowski.
Wisconsin Rapids — Shelby Steinke majored in English education. She wrote for The Pointer newspaper and was a writing tutor, Academic and Career Advising Center intern and English teaching assistant. She also took part in the Sign Language Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She graduated with summa cum laude honors and is the daughter of Tim and Carrie Steinke.