Leadership Prize Recipients

2023 Cohort (graduating 2024)

Nicole McGinty

Major:  Public Health Studies
Prize Topic/Project:  Putting Knowledge into Action with Girls in Motion-Dream Center, a Physical Activity Intervention for Girls Aged 9-12
Mentors:  Amanda Tapler and Elizabeth Bailey

Sydney Barlow

Major:  Public Health Studies
Prize Topic/Project:  “HIV is a lonely disease.”: Supporting resilience and connections among internationally adopted children living with perinatally-acquired HIV
Mentor:  Cynthia Fair

2022 Cohort (graduating 2023)

Danielle Toma-Harrold

Major:  Elementary Education
Prize Topic/Project:  Toward an Abolitionist Environmental and Place-Based Education: Applying Research to Practice
Mentor:  Scott Morrison

2021 Cohort (graduating 2022)

Madeline Attianese

Major:  Public Health with the Biological Focus
Prize Topic/Project:  The Value of Authenticity in Comprehensive Sex Education: Understanding the Role Authenticity Plays in the Wise Guys Educators Delivery of the Curriculum
Mentor:  Amanda Tapler

Gillian Kick

Major: English
Prize Topic/Project:  Rewriting Injustice in Alamance County: Fostering Youth Agency and Community Engagement Through Social Justice Writing
Mentor:  Heather Lindenman

2020 Cohort (graduating 2021)

Margaret Davis

Major:  Special and Elementary Education
Prize Topic/Project:  Hospital to School: Transitions for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Mentor:  Bud Warner

Alexandra Hawley

Major:  Elementary Education
Prize Topic/Project:  Developing and Sustaining a School Garden Collective in Alamance County
Mentor:  Scott Morrison

2018 Cohort (graduating 2019)

David Duncan

  • Major:  Psychology
    Prize Topic/Project:  The Deportation Threat and Its Health Impact on Hispanic Immigrant College Students
    Mentor:  Carmen Monico

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

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)

Perry Elyaderani

  • Major:  Journalism
    Prize Topic/Project:  Responding to Male Depression on College Campuses
    Mentor:  Alexis Franzese

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

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)

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

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:  Kirstin Ringelberg, Stephen Bloch-Schulman

2015 Cohort (graduating 2016)

Jenna Nelson

  • Major:  Public Health Studies
    Prize Topic/Project:  Facilitating Sexual and Reproductive Health Discussions between Health Care Providers and Adolescents
    Mentor:  Cynthia Fair

Tony Weaver

  • Major:  Theatre Arts in Acting
    Prize Topic/Project:  Producing Diversity: Transforming the Image of African Americans in Television Programming
    Mentor:  Naeemah Clark

Rachel Weeks

  • Major:  English
    Prize Topic/Project:  Active Bystander Intervention as a Means of Reducing Sexual Assault on Campus
    Mentor:  Paula Patch