Members of the Maryland Medallion Society
This prestigious group showcases the talents of twenty 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 two prestigious awards. The University of Maryland Model Citizenship Prize and the Wilson H. Elkins Award.
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.
UMD Model Citizenship Prize
The University of Maryland Model Citizenship Prize, is the most prestigious University award presented to two (2) members of the graduating senior class who during their collegiate career has most nearly typified the model citizen and have contributed significantly to the general advancement of the interests of the University.
Dan Alpert (Model Citizenship Prize Recipient)
Marketing major with minors in International Development, Conflict Management and Jewish Studies
Dan is a senior Marketing major with minors in International Development, Conflict Management and Jewish Studies. As a proud member of a Terp Family, he is thankful to have served as the Student Body President along with other leadership roles throughout his time on campus.
Emily Berry (Wilson H. Elkins Award Recipient)
Government and Politics
Emily is a senior Government and Politics major in the BA/MPP program from Annapolis, MD. She has become deeply involved in student leadership through student and academic affairs at UMD and hopes to attend law school after completing her MPP to become a public defender.
Physiology and Neurobiology with a minor in Public Leadership
Megan is a pre-med student studying Physiology and Neurobiology with a minor in Public Leadership from Annapolis, MD. She sought out mentorship roles and promoted inclusive and supportive communities through her involvement on campus. Megan aspires to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician.
David is an Electrical Engineering major and a member of University Honors and Hinman CEOs. He has served as the President of Theta Tau, on the SHPE National Board of Directors, Clark School Ambassador, member of the LSAMP Program and Terps Racing.
Elementary Education major with a minor in Public Leadership
Emily Brothman is an Elementary Education major with a minor in Public Leadership. She spent her time at UMD as a tour guide, Orientation Advisor, and co-president of the Terps Against Hunger. She looks forward to continuing her work with students as a teacher in Montgomery County this Fall.
Government and Politics and Public Policy
Alysa is a Government and Politics and Public Policy double major from Perryville, MD. She was a member of the Mortar Board, Director of Academic Affairs for the Student Government Association, Vice President for Delta Alpha Pi and member of the Kappa Omega Alpha.
Joelle Everett is a senior Information Science major. She is an alumna of the Design, Cultures, and Creativity Program in the Honors College. Joelle's undergraduate experience has been diverse in her involvement with everything from Greek life to Student Affairs.
Public Health Science major and Sustainability Studies minor
Kayla Foster is a Public Health Science major and Sustainability Studies minor from Bowie, MD. Kayla is involved in the MLEAD Program, Gemstone Program, Petey Greene Program, and RecWell. She plans to apply her passion for wellness and health equity to non-profit work before pursuing her MD and MPH.
Omolade (Lade) Gbolade
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics major and French minor
Lade Gbolade is a senior Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics major and French minor. She is an Orientation Advisor, Guided Study Sessions Lead Mentor, member of the Student Alumni Leadership Council, and Senior Council’s VP of Social Programming. She will be pursuing a master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs.
Physiology and Neurobiology major with double minors in Spanish and Statistics
Radhika is a Physiology and Neurobiology major with double minors in Spanish and Statistics who was part of the Integrated Life Sciences Honors Program. She has been involved with the American Medical Student Association, Banneker/Key Community Council, Omicron Delta Kappa, Honors Ambassadors, SGA, Terps for Change, and Honors College Student Advisory Board.
Information Systems and Operations Management & Business Analytics
Divya Kapoor is a senior Information Systems and Operations Management & Business Analytics double major. This three-time SEE Director is Gemstone's Vice President of Engagement, the founder of UMD's Drag Show, and is in Omicron Delta Kappa.
Kyeisha Laurence (Model Citizenship Prize Recipient)
Cellular Biology & Genetics with a minor in French
Kyeisha Laurence is a senior Cellular Biology & Genetics with a minor in French. Originally from Saint Martin, Kyeisha is a first-generation college student passionate about advocating for diversity and inclusion. Following graduation, Kyeisha plans to spend a year conducting research at the NIH before attending medical school.
Multi-Platform Journalism and Anthropology
Alexandra Marquez is a senior Multi-Platform Journalism and Anthropology double major. She led the TerpsVote Coalition through the 2020 presidential election as the group's Student Co-chair and also served as the Director of Civic Engagement for the Student Government Association for the 2020-2021 school year.
Peter Marston is a senior General Biology major. Raised in the Netherlands, this College Park Scholar was a Teaching Assistant, a Research Assistant, and the Operations Coordinator for Camp Kesem. Peter was also a member of RHA, the UGST Dean's Student Advisory Board, the University Senate, ODK, and SGA.
Chemistry and Economics
David is a dual-degree student in Chemistry and Economics major. He is a member of both the Gemstone and QUEST Honors Programs. Outside the classroom, he has been an active member of campus life, particularly in student government. After graduation, he will begin a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
Psychology and Geographical Sciences
Julia is a scholar-athlete on the Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams and in the Honors Program, double majoring in Psychology and Geographical Sciences. Julia serves as President of the Student Athletic Advisory Council, grew the Team IMPACT program, is a Philip Merrill Scholar, and a Truman Finalist.
Biochemistry and Biology
David Rekhtman is a senior Biochemistry and Biology double major on the pre-med track. Throughout college, David has served as President of ODK, Speaker of the Student Government Legislature, Honors Ambassador, and a member of the University Student Judiciary. He has also conducted research and worked as a teaching assistant.
Physiology and Neurobiology and African American Studies
Sydney Sharp is a dual-degree student in Physiology and Neurobiology and African American Studies. She is a Banneker/Key scholar in the Integrated Life Sciences program and a member of ODK. She serves on the executive board of the Charles R. Drew Pre-Health Society and the Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. This fall, she will attend medical school.
Physiology and Neurobiology
Julianna Solomon is a Physiology and Neurobiology major and a graduate of the Gemstone Honors Program. She is heavily involved in campus organizations including the Jewish Student Union and the Children’s Developmental Clinic. This fall, she’ll work for the organization City Year and support students at underserved schools in NYC, then apply to medical school.
Government & Politics and Theatre
Philippos Sourvinos Government & Politics and Theatre major. He was actively involved in the Orientation Office on campus for three summers. He was an active member of the Honors Humanities Program, Kappa Omega Alpha professional fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, and served on the ARHU Dean's Advisory Board.