Leadership Prize Recipients


2018 Cohort (graduating 2019)


Student:  David Duncan

Major:  Psychology

Prize Topic/Project:  The Deportation Threat and Its Health Impact on Hispanic Immigrant College Students

Mentor:  Carmen Monico


Student:  Sarra Eddahiri

Major:  Public Health Studies

Prize Topic/Project:  Increasing Mental Health Awareness among College-Age Students in Post-Revolution Tunisia: A Social Intervention

Mentor:  Katherine Johnson


Student:  Courtney Kobos

Major:  English

Prize Topic/Project:  Looking Beyond the Classroom: Responding to Educator Needs in Linguistically Diverse Schools

Mentor:  Jennifer Eidum


2017 Cohort (graduating 2018)


Student:  Perry Elyaderani

Major:  Journalism

Prize Topic/Project:  Responding to Male Depression on College Campuses

Mentor: Alexis Franzese


Student:  Surya Shahi

Major:  Theatre Arts in Acting

Prize Topic/Project:  Making higher education accessible to students in Humla, Nepal through Sapura Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization that acts as a platform for marginalized students to gain access to resources via sponsorship, grants, donors, fundraising, mentorship and advocacy.

Mentors:  Jason Aryeh, Mussa Idris


Student:  Monique Swirsky

Major:  Environmental Studies

Prize Topic/Project:  Creating an Accepting and Empowering Environment for LGBTQ Students at Elon University in the Wake of House Bill 2

Mentor:  Rodney Parks


2016 Cohort (graduating 2017)


Student:  Josephine Gardner

Major:  Public Health Studies

Prize Topic/Project:  Improving Aid Effectiveness to Africa: A Culturally- informed, Skills-based Non-Governmental Organization to Empower Homeless Women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mentors:  Heidi Frontani, Mussa Idris


Student:  Rebecca Nipper

Major:  Drama & Theatre Studies

Prize Topic/Project:  Mentorship as A Means of Female Empowerment: A Resolution to Lessen Gender Inequality on College Campuses

Mentors:  Kristen Ringleberg, Stephen Bloch-Schulman


2015 Cohort (graduating 2016)


Student:  Jenna Nelson

Major:  Public Health Studies

Prize Topic/Project:  Facilitating Sexual and Reproductive Health Discussions between Health Care Providers and Adolescents

Mentor:  Cynthia Fair


Student:  Tony Weaver

Major:  Theatre Arts in Acting

Prize Topic/Project:  Producing Diversity: Transforming the Image of African Americans in Television Programming

Mentor:  Naeemah Clark


Student:  Rachel Weeks

Major:  English

Prize Topic/Project:  Active Bystander Intervention as a Means of Reducing Sexual Assault on Campus

Mentor:  Paula N. Patch