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Student Life Awards honor students, faculty, staff

April 27, 2018

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Winona, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff April 17 at the Student Life Awards Ceremony. Individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership and service through cocurricular activities at Saint Mary’s were recognized.

Awards included:

Brother Finbar McMullen Award (presented to a Saint Mary’s community member who unselfishly meets the needs of the undergraduate students of Saint Mary’s) — Nazeer Zerka of Minnesota City, Minn., counselor in the Wellness Center

Charlene “Char” Tjaden Outstanding Resident Assistant Award Mathew Vasilj ’18, son of Lisa Vasilj of Holdingford, Minn.

Intramural Official of the Year Anthony Pasquesi ’21

Cardinal Pride Award — Clare Tack ’18, daughter of Paul and Michelle Tack of Saint Charles, Ill.

Student-Athlete Champion Award — Brett Bodsgard of Winona, associate chemistry professor

Environmental Awareness Award — Ben Borash ’20, son of Ronald and Ann Borash of Bowlus, Minn.

Club/Organization of the YearStudent Activities Committee, accepted by Brian Bansley ’18, president, son of Mary Bansley of Chicago, Ill.

Outstanding Student Senator of the Year AwardJessica Cwik ’18, daughter of Susan Zwick of Chicago, Ill.

Club and Organization Adviser of the YearMike Ostman of Winona, director of Student Activities

Winona Community Service AwardGloria Kranenburg ’18, daughter of David and Gina Kranenburg of Woodstock, Ill.

Brother James Miller Award (presented to a student who has dedicated his/her college experience to promoting the legacy of Brother James Miller, spreading the compassion of God, and continually serving the community) — Chris Lackey ’18, son of Dawn Lackey of Union Grove, Wis.

Brother Charlie Burke Award (presented to a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to the Student Life Office. This individual has promoted the growth of the whole student through ethical service, dedication to creating developmental relationships, and desire to promote lifelong learning) — Dr. Elizabeth Seebach of Winona, associate professor and psychology department chair

Student Service AwardJake Mencacci ’18, son of Warren and Shelly Mencacci of Terrell, Texas

See photos from the Student Life Awards Ceremony.