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Leadership awards recognize ‘excellence in multiple dimensions’

Members of the Class of 2023 were inducted into Furman’s Hall of Leaders during the 2023 Student Leadership Awards and Recognition ceremony. Front frow, from left: Ali Collins, Eve Loftus, Isaiah Ives, Joshua Swope, Cameron Whitacre. Back row, from left: Marra Edwards, Hanna Gemmell, Morgan Locklar, Jordan Zahora, Jada Rogers, Angel Sarmiento.

Last updated March 28, 2023

By Jerry Salley ’90

Dozens of Furman students were honored during the 2023 Student Leadership Awards and Recognition ceremony on March 26 in Younts Conference Center.

Furman University President Elizabeth Davis (right) presented the President's Awards to Callum Allison ’23 and Katherine McCann ’23.

Furman University President Elizabeth Davis (right) presented the President’s Awards to Callum Allison ’23 and Katherine McCann ’23.

“Furman has been in the national spotlight lately for excellence in athletics, but today, we celebrate excellence in multiple dimensions,” said Kim Keefer, director of Furman’s Shucker Center for Leadership Development, welcoming the roomful of students, faculty, staff, family and friends. “Excellence in service to others, excellence in academic pursuits, excellence in building community, excellence in character, excellence in courage, excellence in disruption, excellence in mentoring and nurturing, excellence in loving others, excellence in leadership everywhere at Furman and beyond. You have all given so much of yourselves to make Furman great.”

A panel comprised of students, faculty and staff representing a variety of functional areas on campus selected the winners. Recipients’ names can also be seen on continuing award plaques, which are displayed on the leadership wall in the Trone Student Center.


Winston Babb Memorial Awards
Scotty Bryan ’23, Julian Ashby ’24, Ellie Schulson ’25, Emily Clancey ’26

Alfred S. Reid Memorial Awards
Scott Johnson ’26, Abijah Leamon ’24, Alice Tyszka ’25, Pratik Shrestha ’26

Omicron Delta Kappa Circle Leader of the Year Award
Srikar Alapati ’23

Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award
Stephen Gusukuma, director of Furman Singers

Student Organization of the Year
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Max and Trude Heller Commitment to Community Award
Andy Cockrell ’23

Willard A. Metcalf Personal Character Award
Edith Olivera-Bautista ’23

Leverette Sustainability Award
John Roper ’23

C. Dan Joyner Outstanding Athletic Leader Awards
Mike Bothwell ’23, Madison Dillon ’23

Boundary Breaker Program of the Year
Intergroup Dialogue

Joan Lipscomb Award
Jada Walker ’24

Lillian Brock-Flemming Award
Brianca Beckford ’23

Joseph Vaughn Award
Taryn Marks ’23

Unsung Hero Awards
Sarah Lininger ’23, Lydia McCarty ’24, Jason Roberts ’23, Caroline Nguyen ’23

Furman’s Hall of Leaders Awards for Excellence in Service and Leadership
Ali Collins ’23, Marra Edwards ’23, Hanna Gemmell ’23, Isaiah Ives ’23, Morgan Locklar ’23, Eve Loftus ’23, Jada Rodgers ’23, Angel Sarmiento ’23, Joshua Swope ’23, Cameron Whitacre ’23, Jordan Zahora ’23

American Legion Medals
Nath Kapoor ’23, Mary Spangler ’23

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Jocelyn Wirth ’23

Rosa Mary Bodkin Award
To be recognized at Fall Convocation
 Kevin Carberry ’24

Harry B. Shucker Outstanding Student Leader Awards
Charles Miles ’23, Mia Saltrelli ’23

President’s Awards
Callum Allison ’23, Katherine McCann ’23

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