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ExCEL Awards

The 2018 ExCEL Awards Recipients Announced

The Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, honoring more than 30 students, staff, faculty and community members for their commitment to creating a campus environment that promotes diversity and excellence.

The annual awards ceremony, organized by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, took place in Sottile Theatre.

This year’s honorees are:       
(Posted also at: http://today.cofc.edu/2018/03/29/cofc-excel-awards-2018/ )


Outstanding Students of the Year
School of the Arts – Omar Valencia, Ninerveh Leon Williams
School of Business – Leanna Conti 
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance – Bria Dantzler
School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Helen “Alexandra” Helfgott
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs – Brooke Kerae Bazemore
School of Sciences and Mathematics – Stephen Frederico
Honors College – Katie Joiner
Graduate School – Ellie Smith 
 
Outstanding Faculty of the Year
School of the Arts – Heather McDonald
School of Business- Mark Pyles
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance – Leslie Hart
School of Humanities and Social Sciences –  Mathew Cressler 
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs – Emily Beck
School of Sciences and Mathematics –  John Chadwick
Honor College – Beth Meyer-Bernstein
The Graduate School – Susan Lovelace
 
Outstanding Student Awards (specialized)
Female Student Athlete of the Year – Shiclasia “Clay” Brown 
Male Student Athlete of the Year – Joe Chealey
Septima P. Clark Award – Victoria O. Bailey, Brandi L. Bell
Eugene C. Hunt: Graduating Senior – Julie Chea
Eugene C. Hunt: Rising Senior – Sophia Emetu
Lucille S. Whipper Award – Courtney Hicks
Outstanding Bonner Leader – Ariel Zambrano
SCAMP Student of the Year – Sondrica Goines

Outstanding Staff Awards
Outstanding Staff Member of the Year – Carla Stewart
The Unsung Champion Award – Wanda Whitley
Excellence in Customer Service Award – Claire Long

Other Award Categories
Safe Zone Advocacy Award – Dakota Flynn
Demetria N. Clemons Distinguished Mentor Award – Lancie Affonso
Good Neighbor Award – Circulo Hispanoamericano de Charleston
The Eddie Ganaway Distinguished Alumni Award – Linda Dingle Gadson ’72, Carrie Nesbit Gibbs ’72
Administrator of the Year Award – Patricia Williams Lessane

President McConnell’s CofC Impact Award – Deni Mitchell


The Presidential Legacy Awards
The President Leo I. Higdon Outstanding Leadership Award – Samantha Krantz
The President Alex Sanders Outstanding Public Service Award – Bernard Powers 
The President Theodore Stern Visionary Award – Zachary T. Stephens
The President Harry Lightsey Humanitarian Award – Judith Allen  
  
The annual Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards program honors members of the College and community who promote excellence and contribute to the College's core values of diversity and inclusion.