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 SRU Bestows 10 'Rising Star Awards' for Leadership 

 

SPOTLIGHT

April 30, 2004

CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail: gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

SRU BESTOWS 10 ‘RISING STAR AWARDS’ FOR LEADERSHIP; RECIPIENTS GET STARS NAMED AFTER THEM

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University has presented 10 Rising Star Awards to students, student groups and faculty for exemplifying leadership development in 2003-2004.

             A star was named for each award recipient and recorded in the Universal Star catalogue courtesy of AVI Foodsystems, the campus dining services contractor. Stars can be found at StarNamer.net

           SRU created the annual award this year to honor those who made contributions to bettering campus life. Dr. Christopher Cole, director of student organizations, presented the awards April 26 during a ceremony attended by 150 in Boozel Dinning Hall.

            Rising Star Award recipients:

Students:

Nathan Koorhan of Ypsilanti, Mich. who re-invigorated the Rock Rowdies fan club

Tyson Martin of Russell, who started The SRU Outing Club

Kristen Riegler of Gibsonia, president of women’s lacrosse team

Chris Hortert of Eau Claire, president of Intra-fraternity Council

Faculty:

Pamela Arnhold, instructor exercise and rehabilitative science and Special Olympics adviser

Organizations:

Building Bridges Program

Campus Crusade for Christ

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity

Student Union for Minority Affairs

University Program Board

           Interim President Dr. Robert M. Smith, Interim Provost Dr. William Williams, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Robert Watson attended.

 

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