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Miami University President's Distinguished Service Award recipients. President David Hodge is pictured fourth from the right (back row).
Miami University President's Distinguished Service Award recipients. President David Hodge is pictured fourth from the right (back row). Photo: Jeff Sabo
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Seniors receive President's Distinguished Service Award

Written by Mac McCormick, university news and communications intern

The Miami University President's Distinguished Service Award was presented to 21 graduating seniors earlier this month for their contributions to the campus, the greater community and to higher education.

The recipients of the award are:

Colin Michael Brand - zoology and environmental science co-major from Dublin. Brand was awarded for his distinguished undergraduate research in the department of anthropology, service as a resident assistant and intellectual and cultural contributions.

Emily Sue Crane - journalism and anthropology double major from Arden Hills, Minn. Crane, an editor of The Miami Student, was awarded for her "rare combination of academic rigor and use of social science to speak to pressing real world problems."

Matthew David Gingras – kinesiology major from Cincinnati. Gingras was awarded for moral and ethical leadership while serving as a student employee at Miami’s Recreation Center.

Mariah Taharria Green - social justice studies major from Canton. Green was awarded for the growth she has exhibited through her community engagement, her service to campus life and as a student employee.

Abbi Rose Hoerst - speech communication major from Middletown. Hoerst was awarded for her contributions as a student employee, campus leader and embodiment of “I Am Miami.”

Stephen Gregory Hostelley - political science and economics double major from Sagamore Hills. Hostelley was awarded for his contributions to the Government Relations Network LLC and the Inside Washington program and for his role in Project Green Room, raising awareness of the budget deficit among his peers.

Sylvia Luu -  psychology major from Oberlin. Luu was awarded for her contributions to the department of psychology and the office of new student programs.

Michelle Korina McVicker - individualized studies major from Chicago, Ill. McVicker was awarded for her commitment to intercultural exchange, academic excellence and pedagogical innovation.

Chelsea Ann Menke - zoology and anthropology double major from Fairfield. Menke was awarded for her four years of dedicated volunteer service to local children in foster care from two counties through the Miami Holiday Project.

Nicholas Michael Miller - integrated social studies education major from Toledo. Miller was awarded for his contributions as a campus leader and particularly as the first chair of the Armstrong Student Center Board.

Jordan Nicole Osborne – architecture major from Delaware. Osborne was awarded for her contributions to the department of architecture and interior design, her campus leadership and for being a role model for service learning locally and internationally.

Abigail Rose Pautz - German and strategic communication double major from Strongsville. Pautz was awarded for enhancing campus life via communications and connections and for her leadership and excellence as a student employee.

Jennifer Nicole Pugh - electrical and computer engineering technology and health information technology double major from Middletown. Pugh was awarded for her service in the Miami University Middletown Student Government and for her contributions as a student employee, role model and mentor.

Shan J. Qureshi – zoology major from Liberty Township. Qureshi was awarded for his service to the Miami University Hamilton Student Government Association and his contributions to the Project Civility Initiative at the Hamilton and Oxford campuses.

Josie Marie Ridgeway – gerontology major from Jackson. Ridgeway was awarded for raising awareness of aging within the campus and community and raising substantial philanthropic funds for aging-related organizations.

Rachel Elizabeth Ronau – zoology major from Grove City. Ronau was awarded for her intellectual leadership as an undergraduate researcher and subsequent presentations about alcohol-related negative consequences in college students.

Charlie Garber Schreiber - political science major from Cincinnati. Schreiber was awarded for his dedication to Miami University and its student body.

Gabrielle Mary Trojanowski - integrated mathematics education and mathematics double major from Perrysburg. Trojanowski was awarded for her leadership in mathematics education and as an orientation student coordinator.

Ethan Hunter Vargo – biochemistry major from Hudson. Vargo was awarded for his performance as a resident assistant and campus tour guide.

Carli Renee Williams – marketing major from Canton. Williams was awarded for her numerous accomplishments on campus and abroad.

Mingze Yin – finance major from Chicago, Ill. Yin was awarded for her service as a student employee, campus activist, community organizer and cultural leader.

The recipients of the President’s Distinguished Service Award are automatically awarded the Senior Service Leadership Award at a ceremony in the Armstrong Student Center at 4 p.m. Friday, May 9.

Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency