Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

 

 

The Division of Student Affairs in partnership
with Adele H. Stamp Student Union & Omicron Delta Kappa
present

 

2020 MARYLAND MEDALLION SOCIETY

This prestigious group showcases the talents of 20 of the brightest and most capable of the University’s undergraduate student leaders. Together these individuals boast an exceptional cumulative grade point average. Leaders in the classrooms and in countless student organizations, these 20 individuals have enlivened our University. Their leadership legacy seems to know no bounds.

 

Members of the Maryland Medallion Society are the finalists for the University’s top three prestigious awards: The H. C. Byrd Award, the Sally Sterling Byrd Award, and the Wilson H. Elkins Award.

 

H. C. BYRD AWARD

The Citizenship Prize for Men is an award presented annually as a memorial to the late President Emeritus H.C. Byrd. The award is given to the student of the Senior Class who, during his collegiate career, has most nearly typified the model citizen and has contributed significantly to the general advancement of the interests of the University.

 

SALLY STERLING BYRD AWARD

The Citizenship Prize for Women is an award presented annually as a memorial to Sally Sterling Byrd. The award is given to the student of the Senior Class who, during her collegiate career, has most nearly typified the model citizen and has contributed significantly to the general advancement of the interests of the University.

 

WILSON H. ELKINS AWARD

The Wilson H. Elkins Citizenship Award is presented annually to a graduating senior who displays outstanding involvement and leadership in campus activities, and who has contributed significantly to the general advancement of student affairs. The Award is named for Wilson H. Elkins who served the University as President from 1954 to 1978.

 

MESSAGE FROM DR. MARSHA GUENZLER-STEVENS, DIRECTOR OF THE ADELE H. STAMP STUDENT UNION

 


 

FINALISTS FOR THE BYRD/ELKINS AWARDS

We are honored to present the finalists of the Byrd/Elkins awards who represent the best and brightest of the student campus community. We celebrate each and every one of these exceptional individuals and their accomplishments.

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PAULA MOLINA ACOSTA  |  ALEXIS AMOS|  CANDELA CERPAKETKI CHAUHAN  |  LOGAN DECHTER |  JACQUELINE DEPREY  |  NOAH ECKMAN  |  WILLIAM GREEN  |  SASHA KAHN  |  IRELAND LESLEY  |  MARIO MENENDEZ  |  NIKHIL MODI |  LAUREN MOYER  |  SENAM OKPATTAH |  NINA PAREKH |  SARA POHLAND  |  CHRISTINE RHEEALEXANDRA SCHROEDERDORON TADMOR  |  ANDREA WENCK  |

 

 


 

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PAULA MOLINA ACOSTA

Women’s Studies


Paula Molina Acosta, a Women’s Studies major, is the President of Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society and a member of the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House. She has interned at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the offices of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Maryland State Delegate Al Carr.

 

 

 


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ALEXIS AMOS

Management and International Relations

 


Alexis Amos is a senior Management and International Relations double major with a Spanish minor. During her tenure at Maryland, she has been fortunate to have several international volunteer and professional experiences. She is an active campus leader, serving in the Maryland LEAD Program, Alternative Breaks, and Department of Resident Life.

 

 

 

 


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CANDELA CERPA

Environmental Science & Policy


Candela Cerpa is an Environmental Science & Policy major and GIS minor originally from Uruguay. Her campus work has focused on advocating for the Latinx community, undocumented students, and environmental justice. After interning with the National Parks Service and NOAA, Candela hopes to pursue a career in natural disaster management.

 

 

 

 


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KETKI CHAUHAN

Marketing, Psychology, and Management

 


Ketki Chauhan is a senior Marketing, Psychology, and Management triple major. On campus, Ketki works as a Resident Assistant and as a Recovery Marketing Assistant at the University Health Center. She enjoys watching movies (especially Bollywood films) and going to Starbucks to try their newest drinks.

 

 

 

 


 

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LOGAN DECHTER

Psychology and Spanish


Logan Dechter is a senior Psychology and Spanish double major in the Honors Humanities program. He is an Honors Ambassador, Teaching Assistant and Social Media Intern. Logan is the Director of Camp Kesem, Maryland Images Tour Guide, Peer Counselor and Training Director for the Help Center, and member of ODK. This fall he will start his Masters in School Counseling program at the University of Maryland.

 

 

 

 


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RECIPIENT - JACQUELINE DEPREY

Computer Science, Operations Management and Business Analytics

 


Jacqueline Deprey is a senior Computer Science, Operations Management and Business Analytics double major. This Gemstone and QUEST Honors Program mentor hosts Maryland Survivor, leads professional events for Alpha Omega Epsilon, tutors through the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity, gives tours with Maryland Images and is Vice President of ODK.

 

 

 

 


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NOAH ECKMAN

Chemical Engineering


Noah Eckman is a senior Chemical Engineering major. During his time at Maryland, he has served as a representative and executive for the Student Government Association, founded the UMD Student Facilities Fund, co-authored three journal papers and four conference papers, and played cello in the UMD Repertoire Orchestra.

 

 

 

 


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WILLIAM GREEN

Physiology and Neurobiology


William Green is a senior Physiology and Neurobiology major. Raised in Nairobi, this Resident Assistant is Music Director for Mockappella, Teaching Assistant for both the Chemistry and Biological Sciences, and Senior Academic Committee Advisor for Delta Epsilon Mu, Pre-Health Fraternity. William is also a member of Club Swim, intramural volleyball and soccer, Ballroom Dance, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

 

 

 

 


 

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SASHA KAHN - RECIPIENT

Architecture and Government and Politics


Sasha Kahn is a senior Architecture and Government & Politics double major. This Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar is an active member of the University Senate, SGA, his academic programs, and the Honors College. Sasha is the Digital Communications Chair for Omicron Delta Kappa, member of the President’s Commission on Disability Issues Student Advisory and the Provost’s Student Advisory Committee. He hopes to pursue law school after graduation.

 

 

 

 


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IRELAND LESLEY

Government and Politics

 


Ireland Lesley is a senior Government and Politics major in the Honors College. During her time at UMD, she has been on the executive board of her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, President of Maryland Discourse, and was elected Student Body President of the Student Government Association last spring.

 

 

 

 


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MARIO MENENDEZ

Information Systems and Marketing


Mario Menendez is a senior Information Systems and Marketing double major. Mario has served as a Resident Assistant and a member of the Smith School Dean’s Student Advisory Council. This CIVICUS student has held leadership positions with the Smith School’s Ambassadors Program, Coalition of Latinx Student Organization and Snider Undergraduate Research Engagement Program.

 

 

 

 


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NIKHIL MODI

Accounting and Public Leadership

 


Nikhil Modi is a senior Accounting and Public Leadership major. This Spirit of Maryland recipient is the co-founder and past president of the CIVICUS Student Advisory Board, and has been Executive Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity. Nikhil is also a member of the Smith Dean’s Student Advisory Council, Camp Kesem, Maryland English Institute, Terps for Change and Omicron Delta Kappa.

 

 

 


 

 

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LAUREN MOYER

Bioengineering and Germanic Studies


Lauren Moyer is a senior Bioengineering and Germanic Studies double major. Lauren enjoys exploring the opportunities and challenges of global engineering. This culminated in a semester abroad at the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Lauren has also been able to foster diversity through interfaith activities, Language House, and Women in Engineering.

 

 

 

 


 

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SENAM OKPATTAH

Public Policy and African American Studies

 


Senam Okpattah is a senior Public Policy and African American Studies double major. She currently interns for the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She believes her efforts have contributed to a wider conversation about the well-being, safety, and equity of UMD students of color. Senam is also the Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Student Government Association.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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NINA PAREKH

Psychology and Theatre


Nina Parekh is a senior Psychology and Theatre double major. She is the Director of Maryland Mauj, President of the Undergraduate Theatre Artists Society, and is on the executive board of numerous other organizations. Nina is also an Undergraduate Program Manager, teaching assistant, and research assistant for the Department of Psychology.

 

 

 

 


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SARA POHLAND

Electrical Engineering

 


Sara Pohland is a senior Electrical Engineering major with a 4.0 GPA. She is an active Gemstone student, having served as a TA and steering committee member for Gemstone courses. Sara is a part of the peer mentor leadership team, and both the undergraduate and general academic affairs committees. She is also a Math Success tutor, a Clark School Ambassador, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Omega Epsilon.

 

 

 

 


 

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CHRISTINE RHEE

Middle School Math and Science Education


Christine Rhee is a senior Middle School Math and Science Education major and a Spanish minor. On campus, she is a Resident Assistant in Denton Hall, an orientation advisor, an undergraduate senator in the University Senate, and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society.

 

 

 

 


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ALEXANDRA SCHROEDER

Public Health Science


Alexandra Schroeder is a senior Public Health Science major. Originally from Puerto Rico, she grew up moving frequently from the forests of an Indian Reservation to the seacoast of New Hampshire. Her many different homes gave her a unique, multicultural perspective, which she fostered at UMD. Alexandra will apply this as a public health dentist, helping medically underserved communities.

 

 

 

 


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DORON TADMOR - RECIPIENT

International Business and Operations Management

 


Doron Tadmor is a senior International Business and Operations Management double major and a Spanish and Technology Entrepreneurship double minor. He is President of ODK. After graduation, Doron will be pursuing a master’s in international management at Imperial College London to help him achieve his goal of improving economic inclusion of rural and indigenous populations in Latin America.

 

 

 

 


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ANDREA WENCK

Broadcast Journalism and Leadership Studies


Andi Wenck is a senior Broadcast Journalism and Leadership Studies major. She is a student-athlete, goalkeeping for the University of Maryland women’s soccer team. She is passionate about people. Andi strives to create relationships and spread joy within her on-campus and off-campus organizations.