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The 2012 Awards

The 2012 Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards honored more than 30 students, staff, faculty and community members for their commitment to creating a campus environment that promotes diversity and excellence. The winners were chosen from more than 100 nominations.

The winners are:

Student of the Year
School of the Arts – Irwin Jiang
School of Business – Maxine Coleman
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance – Vanessa Hancock
School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Javier Gomez-Lavin
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs – Matthew Priester
School of Sciences and Mathematics – Stephen Ferguson
Graduate School – Heather Woolwine
Female Student Athlete of the Year – Amanda Lonergan
Male Student Athlete of the Year – Antwaine Wiggins
Student Organization of the Year – National Panhellenic Council
Community Impact Award – Dylan Kornegay
Septima P. Clark – Shayla Stewart
Lucille S. Whipper – Candice Ulmer
Eugene C. Hunt (Rising Senior) – Shanell Ransom
Eugene C. Hunt (Rising Junior) – Casey Wadsworth

Faculty of the Year
School of the Arts – Jeanette Guinn
School of Business – Lancie Affonso
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance – Meta Van Sickle
School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Von Bakanic
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs – Elizabeth Martinez-Gibson
School of Sciences and Mathematics – Fredrick Heldrich
Graduate School – Douglas Ferguson

Other Award Categories
Outstanding Staff Member of the Year – Melissa Whetzel
The Good Neighbor Award – Kristen Beres
The Unsung Champion Award – Nandini McCauley and Meredith English Perrone
The Eddie Ganaway Distinguished Alumni Award – Thomas Savage

The Presidential Legacy Awards
The President Leo I. Higdon Outstanding Leadership Award – Joseph Kelly
The President Alex Sanders Outstanding Public Service Award – Alfair Meredith
The President Theodore Stern Visionary Award – Floyd Breeland
The President Harry Lightsey Humanitarian Award – Nancy Wilson

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