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Maryland Medallion Society



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.


The University of Maryland Model Citizenship Award, is the most prestigious University award presented to two 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.




Gabriela WinterSupply Chain Management and Marketing

Gabriela Winter is a Terp legacy graduating with a B.S. in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. Having a huge love for UMD since she was young, Gabriela has been actively involved throughout many campus organizations including the Student Alumni Leadership Council, Public Leadership Scholars, Alpha Omicron Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa and more. She has worked diligently during her time at UMD to enhance the University and its community. Following graduation, Gabriela is excited to begin her career as a part of Capital One’s Management Rotational Program.

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History and American StudiesMarjorie Justine Antonio

Marjorie Justine Antonio is a graduating History and American Studies student whose life work is in the arts and Asian American studies. Her involvements span from Asian American advocacy to creative and performing arts. Antonio's most recent curatorial work "alternate universe: visualizing queer futurisms" is on display at STAMP Gallery.

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M Pease ImagePsychology

M Pease is a senior Psychology major with minors in Asian American studies and Public Leadership. They engage in student leadership and research efforts towards social justice and equity especially focusing on mental health disparities. Post-graduation, M will pursue doctoral study in counseling psychology working in support of marginalized communities.

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Noah Absalon ImageNeurobiology and Physiology

Born and raised in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Noah Absalon is a graduating senior earning his B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology on the pre-med track. Following graduation, he plans to attend medical school and follow his passion and commitment towards helping others.

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calvin burnsWhen it comes to being an active member of the university community, Calvin Burns sets the bar high. He has been a resident assistant and a member of the Resident Hall Association’s Executive Board. He served on the University Senate, Engineering Senate, and Epsilon Eta, UMD’s professional fraternity for environmental science. In addition, he served on the Sustainability Fund Review Board before moving to the Student Facilities Fund Review Board, where he now weighs in on proposed campus projects.

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Anjali Dhamsania ImageChemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Anjali Dhamsania is a senior Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major from Gaithersburg, Maryland. This Gemstone Honors student serves as President of Maryland Masti and Public Relations Chair for Omicron Delta Kappa. Anjali will be attending law school next fall, in order to continue to make an impact on underserved communities.

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Kyle Dineen ImageKinesiology

Kyle Dineen is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He was a teaching and clinical research assistant in the Kinesiology and Biological Science Departments, and an executive officer in Omicron Delta Kappa, Service Learning Certificate Program, MHEC and USM Student Councils, and is in the Student Alumni Leadership Council.

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Umailla Fatima ImagePublic Policy and Biology

Umailla Fatima is a senior pursuing degrees in Public Policy and Biology. She has been involved with the Honors College, Federal Fellows, the Student Health Advisory Committee, Combating Overdoses in Rural Areas, and SGA. Umailla plans to pursue a career in medicine and health policy to continue addressing issues in health equity.

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Grant Handley Image

Grant Handley was born and raised in Cecil County Maryland works full-time as a Chief of Staff for a Maryland State Delegate. While employed he is active in the betterment of the School of Public Policy through various positions. 

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Madelyn Harris ImagePsychology

Madelyn Harris is graduating with a B.S. in Psychology with honors and will pursue a PhD in counseling psychology beginning in the fall of 2022. As a counseling psychologist, she will create adequate spaces for historically excluded communities of color in psychological research literature, teaching, interventions, and practice.

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Talia HartmanBiology

Talia Hartman is a student-leader involved in many aspects of the UMD community, including as director of the Camp Kesem chapter and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society. As a General Biology graduate, Talia will begin medical school, and intends to work with medically underserved communities focusing on pediatric health.

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Kayleigh HassonCriminology-Criminal Justice & Economics

Kayleigh Hasson is a Criminology & Criminal Justice and Economics double major from Ellicott City, Maryland. She is involved on campus with Student Legal Aid, Guided Study Sessions, Mock Trial, and Vintage Voices, among other organizations. Kayleigh will be a Teach for America Corps member after graduation.

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Dahye Kang ImageBiology and Criminology-Criminal Justice

Dahye Kang is a senior double majoring in Biology and Criminology & Criminal Justice, with a minor in Asian American Studies. On campus, she is actively involved in various Asian American advocacy spaces, Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, the Banneker/Key Community Council, and the Maryland Mentor Corps.

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Emily Leo ImageBioengineering 

Emily Leo is a Bioengineering major and student in the DCC Honors program, QUEST, and RISE. She is co-president of Ballet Company M, Women in Engineering Department intern, an RA, and a researcher in the Kuo lab. She is involved with the Society of Women Engineers, Alpha Omega Epsilon, the Student Alumni Leadership Council, Tau Beta Pi, and ODK. Following graduation, she will be working as a process engineer at CRB.

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arsema negashPassionate about inclusion, Arsema Negash began her journey as an Orientation Advisor and a peer mentor in University Honors and TOCSL. Since then, she has become a Resident Assistant and Team Lead on her staff. She hopes to teach abroad after graduation and continue her commitment to community service overseas.

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Nabila Prasetiawan ImagePhilosophy, Politics, & Economics and Women’s Studies w/ Asian American Studies minor

Nabila Prasetiawan is graduating with a double degree in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics and Women’s Studies with a minor in Asian American Studies. She is from Frederick, Maryland and is a proud daughter of Indonesian immigrants. Nabila is interested in the intersection of justice, equity, race, and gender. She hopes to pursue a career in human rights to continue advocating for marginalized communities and survivors of violence.

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Josie Shaffer ImageGovernment and Politics

Josie is a senior Government and Politics Major from Pikesville, Maryland. Josie's passion for the campus community can be seen through her four years in SGA where she now serves as Vice President as well as involvement in ODK, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, BSOS Ambassadors, and Facilities Student Advisory Subcommittee.

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Ami ThaivalappilCBMG and MIDCM

Abhirami (Ami) Thaivalappil is a CBMG and MIDCM student at UMD. During her time on campus, she has worked as a CARE Peer Advocate, GSS leader, and undergraduate researcher. Ami is excited to build on her passions for social equity and research, and ultimately pursue a career as a physician-scientist.

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Alythia Vo Image

Alythia Vo is the Co-President of AASU and Recruitment and Community Outreach Chair of the ODK. She is a research assistant for Johns Hopkins and UMSOM, volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine research trials, and health policy intern for the US Senate. Alythia hopes to become a physician to combat health disparities.

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Tiffany Zheng ImageGeneral Biology

Tiffany Zheng is a General Biology major from Easton, Maryland. She has been involved on campus as a Resident Assistant, a Student Ambassador, and Orientation Advisor. She is a proud member of DEM and ODK. Currently working as a scribe for plastic surgery and oncology, she fuels her passion for medicine.

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