Rollins Announces 2023 Student Achievement Awards

May 02, 2023

By Office of Marketing

A selection of 2023's Student Achievement Award winners.

The College recognized nearly 50 students for their academic achievements and positive contributions to campus and the community at the 2023 Student Awards Banquet.

Rollins’ annual Student Achievement Awards celebrate this year’s outstanding crop of students who live out the Rollins mission of global citizenship and responsible leadership each day.

Fiat Lux Award Winners

Fiat Lux Awards honor outstanding Rollins seniors for their positive contributions to our campus and community in the areas of academics, leadership, inclusion, and service. The award recognizes the most established and honorable leaders on campus.

  • Henri Balla
  • Dar Bejerano
  • Mona Belakbir
  • Thomas “Kyle” Bennett
  • Daniel Elliott
  • Capri Gutierrez
  • Angelina Khourisader
  • Carson Klaus
  • Akheem Mitchell
  • Jacquelyn Mata
  • Alexis Matton
  • Jordan McLean
  • Trinidee Mercado
  • Andrese Parks
  • Somar Ramos
  • Omar Sadek
  • Isabel Sanchez
  • Sendy Sejourne
  • Julia Taylor
  • Erika Wesch
  • Chloe White

Academic Awards

Each year, the six academic divisions come together to select one recipient who best espouses the values of the College’s mission and the academic rigor required for success.

Business Emily Froehlich and Georgina Groth
Expressive Arts Makayla Mikesell
Humanities Wishes to remain anonymous
Science and Mathematics Dar Bejerano
Social Sciences Applied Trinidee Mercado
Social Sciences Sanjula Rajat

SGA Member of the Year

Recognizes the Student Government Association member who made the biggest impact during the academic year

  • Joseph Pool

Emerging Leader of the Year

Recognizes a student who has just begun their leadership journey at Rollins and continues to show promise and strong potential

  • Eltavious Johnson

Student Leaders of the Year

Recognizes student leaders who have demonstrated the highest level of leadership and a strong and lasting impact in multiple areas of campus

  • Jaheim Morris
  • Fatima Sani

Global Ambassador of the Year

Recognizes a student who brings international experience and perspective to Rollins through their passion for global citizenship

  • Anna Comrian

Student Employee of the Year

Recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence in their on-campus position by completing outstanding work in the following areas: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution

  • Julian Miracle

Fraternity and Sorority Life Leaders of the Year

Recognizes fraternity and sorority life leaders who truly embody and exhibit the values of the fraternity and sorority life community at Rollins, striving for excellence in their leadership and personal dedication to their values

  • Nate Barrett
  • Sydney Knight

Community Service and Engagement

Recognizes a student who has displayed exemplary leadership and dedication to community engagement during their time at Rollins

  • Riley Steege

Peer Educator of the Year

Recognizes a student who is known for modeling positive behavior and enhancing learning opportunities for their peers in direct ways

  • Alec Kriegbaum

Award for Collective Leadership

Recognizes an organization or team that has had significant impact on Rollins and/or the greater community

  • Democracy Project

Unsung Hero of the Year

Recognizes students who exemplifies silent leadership and whose work has had a significant impact on the Rollins community

  • Nchimunya Mwiinga

Anchor Award

A special award given at the discretion of the selection committee to recognize an exceptional campus leader

  • John Banks

Brendan O’Sullivan Award

Recognizes graduating seniors with the highest GPA who also studied abroad during their time at Rollins

  • Capri Gutierrez

Presidential Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Recognizes students whose contributions and actions over time demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity awareness, representation, equity, and inclusion within the Rollins community

  • Juan Cabrera
  • Kyrene George

N. Ronald Pease Service to Campus Award

Each year members of the graduating class select one graduating senior who has made the most significant contribution in service to Rollins to receive the N. Ronald Pease Service to Campus Award.

  • Akheem Mitchell

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