Students receive awards from the College of Mount St. Joseph

By: Jessica Lohner

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The College of Mount St. Joseph presented several awards to students, faculty and staff during the annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning on April 16. The following students were awarded for their achievements:

• Jessica Pykosz, a senior studying athletic training, received the Distinguished Student Award. This award is the highest honor the Mount bestows upon graduating seniors. The recipients must demonstrate superior academic performance, community service in keeping with the Christian mission of the College and dynamic interpersonal communication skills in academic and community settings.

• Greg Williams, a senior studying music education, received the Distinguished Nontraditional Student Award. This award is the highest honor the Mount bestows upon graduating seniors. The recipients must demonstrate superior academic performance, community service in keeping with the Christian mission of the College and dynamic interpersonal communication skills in academic and community settings.

• Todd Uterstaedt, a graduate who completed the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program, received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award. This award is the highest honor the Mount bestows upon graduating seniors. The recipients must demonstrate superior academic performance, community service in keeping with the Christian mission of the College and dynamic interpersonal communication skills in academic and community settings.

• Leanne Reichert, a sophomore studying nursing, received the Sister Elizabeth Cashman Service Award. This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the mission of the College through involvement in, and initiation of, service. Reichert is also a recipient of the Knowlton Scholarship from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation.

• Stephen Sutherland, a junior studying inclusive early childhood education, received the St. Catherine Medal. This award is sponsored by Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic college honor society. It is named for St. Catherine, the patroness of scholars, and honors unusual and unselfish service, an active commitment to faith and service to church and community.

• Pete Thompson, a senior studying business administration, received the Bing Litonjua Award for Excellence in International Understanding. This award is presented to a junior or senior who has demonstrated excellence in international understanding, especially with respect to issues of social justice.

• Laura Beck, a junior studying middle childhood education, received the Dave Scharfenberger Community Service Award. This award is given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional service to the College and the greater Cincinnati communities.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.