They hail from Clearwater and Cap-Haitian, Haiti. They aspire to be educators, meteorologists, healthcare workers, government leaders and business professionals, among other careers. The students come from three U.S. states and seven countries and include representatives from all six St. Cloud State University colleges and schools and are being recognized this spring for outstanding leadership.
Meet our 2022 Excellence in Leadership award winners, they were honored at a banquet on April 24.
The 22 students are being recognized for their academic achievements and leadership skills. Applications were evaluated by a team of faculty and staff judges from across campus.
Award recipients include:
- Aaron Soderholm, Social Studies Education, Sartell
- Andrea Rodriguez-Arzola, Political Science and International Relations, Ankeny, Iowa
- Ashley Wenonah, Communication Studies, Sauk Rapids
- Avery Cook, Rehabilitation Counseling Education M.S., Duluth
- BreAnna Schleppenbach, Operations Management, Albany
- Cassidy Lehrke, Applied Behavior Analysis M.S., Otsego
- Claire Shea, Nursing, Excelsior
- Corey Sakkinen, Elementary Education K-6, Clearwater
- Emily Gorman, Special Education, Brainerd
- Hannah Mayhew, Economics, Sauk Rapids
- Hunter Harnett, Biomedical Sciences, Sartell
- Isabelle Joseph, Educational Administration and Leadership M.S., Cap-Haitian, Haiti
- Jenna Voigt, Master of Public Administration, Becker
- Jharef Tecsihua Tamariz, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Biotechnology, Lima, Peru
- Kenzie Wylie, Psychology and Elementary Education K-6, Ham Lake
- Mohamad Imran Bin Bidari, International Relations, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Nelia Peterson, History, Virginia
- Olivia Michals, Psychology, Cold Spring
- Patrick Kalonde, Geography M.S., Lilongwe, Malawi
- Rei Onishi, Marketing, Malaysia and Japan
- Sundar Bohora, Computer Science, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Victor Araya, Meteorology, Omaha, Nebraska
Winners will accept their engraved medallion and certificate at the in-person banquet where their families, friends, classmates and professors will celebrate their accomplishments.