Arts students and clubs recognized for enriching student life

At a ceremony March 21, the Council of Arts Student Associations presented a variety of awards to individual students and student associations for outstanding contributions to the enrichment of Faculty of Arts undergraduates’ experience.

Four students received the Spirit of Arts Award: Byron Alvares, mentorship director, Sociology Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA); Jeremy Lombardo, president, Undergraduate Philosophy Student Association, also known as Philosophia; Iman Masud, president, Business & Society Club; and Rebecca Procter, president, Law & Society Student Association.

Right: Jeremy Lombardo (centre) accepts award from Robert Drummond, with Marilyn Lambert-Drache, associate dean

Three student clubs received the Award for Outstanding Overall Contribution by a Student Association: the Undergraduate Political Science Council, the Law & Society Student Association and the Business & Society Club.

Philosophia accepted the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Association Development. Three clubs received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Life: the Criminology Society of York University, SUSA and the Anthropology Student Association.

The Alumni Awards for Commitment to Student Experience & Engagement went to Tracey Halliday and Bonnie Granata, co-presidents, SUSA; Heather Glicksman, of the Undergraduate Political Science Council; and Sana Minhas, of the Business & Society Club. Sponsored by the Alumni Office, the awards recognize individuals and associations for organizing co-curricular activities involving alumni.

Left: Alumni award winners from SUSA: Bonnie Garnata, far left; Jeff Cohen, centre; and Tracy Halliday, far right; with Prof. Larry Lam and Associate Dean Marilyn Lambert-Drache.

Presenting the CASA awards were Robert Drummond, dean, Faculty of Arts; Marilyn Lambert-Drache, associate dean, Faculty of Arts; Jeff Ball, internal relations manager, Alumni & Advancement Services; Jeff Cohen (BA ’06); Karin Micheelsen, communications manager, Faculty of Arts; Brian Poser, student success & retention manager, Student Community & Leadership Development; and Marlin Gold, events & promotions coordinator, Faculty of Arts.