A row of eight crystal-clear awards greeted mighty College of Western Idaho (CWI) students, and guests, during the 2019 Student LEADership Recognition Banquet. Student Leadership Coordinator, Amber Eubanks, and David Michener, Student Engagement Director, hosted the banquet on April 17 at the Nampa Hampton Inn. The celebration kicked off with presentations from ASCWI presidential candidates, which included rapping by current ASCWI Vice President, Steele Sommer.
Students were recognized for their growth in leadership roles, as well as club and organizations creative engagement in campus life for the 2018-2019 academic year.
“I enjoy the creativity our students bring to their roles and how they continue to support one another,” said Eubanks. “I love it when students mix up traditional methods of delivery for their messaging and when it is well received by their peers.”
Student Organization of the Year
Advisor of the Year
- Ryan Randall, Advisor of MakerHub Club
Social Program of the Year
- Philosophy Club for their Shadow Club program
Community Service Program of the Year
- Student Nurses Association for their food drive for cystic fibrosis patients, adopt a family, and blood drives
Outstanding Officer/Representative of the Year
- Michelle (Misha) Keen, Medical Professional's Club
Quiet Influence Award
- Alex Ayad, History Club
Rising LEADership Award
- Brian Mitchell, Queers and Allies
Trailblazing LEADership Award
- Anne VanWassenhove, Anthropology Club
Congratulations to all our student leaders, clubs, organizations, and advisors for a job well done. Your efforts are noticed and appreciated. Thank you for making CWI a great place to be!