Saint Anselm College Recognizes Student Leaders

Saint Anselm College takes pride in the generosity and service to humanity demonstrated by its students. On Wednesday, March 28, the college recognized 16 students at the 19th annual Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Leadership awards ceremony.

2012 Coleman Award recipientsPaul Coleman, a former Saint Anselm College sociology professor, spent his life in selfless service to others. In honor of his memory, Saint Anselm presents an award for service and service leadership to seniors who demonstrate a commitment to others during their four years on campus. In addition, individual college departments recognize students for their involvement and service.

The following students received recognition:

  • Justine Saabs ’12, criminal justice – Paul S. Coleman Outstanding Community Service Award for outstanding service

"Justine is one of those extraordinary students who is linked to those across the campus who share her passion for service. She made service an integral part of her Saint Anselm journey from the start. She ventured out to the Youth Development Center to work with adjudicated youth and show them that they mattered and that they had gifts just like everyone else. Because those are hard lessons for incarcerated youth to accept, she stayed right there with them semester after semester. She helped to create a climate of wonderment and joy at Langdon Mill where young refugee children could flourish and amaze us all. Again this is complex and challenging work which may be why she never left there either."

  • Teresa Scalzi ’12, nursing – Paul S. Coleman Senior Service Award for outstanding service leadership

"Teresa’s possesses a number of strengths as a service leader;  she is passionate about helping those most in need; she utilizes well developed relationships to support those who engage in service with her; and she works hard to meet her commitments and assists others in meeting theirs."

  • Kevin Ward ’12, communication – Paul S. Coleman Senior Service Award for outstanding service leadership

"Kevin exemplifies community, sharing and he creates a positive environment; he has a wonderful personality and he is part of everything we think of when we think of Saint Anselm College. It’s truly hard to imagine the College without him.” -Neil Levesque, Executive Director, New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library

Marina Alberti ’12 – Annual Volunteer Award Presented to an outstanding family weekend student volunteer in recognition of their exemplary campus service and leadership

Bridget Taylor – Fr. Michael Custer, O.S.B., Service Award Presented to an outstanding student in recognition for exemplary involvement and service to the Office of Admission and Saint Anselm College community

Ashley Vannasse – Fr. Michael Custer, O.S.B., Service Award Presented to an outstanding student in recognition for exemplary involvement and service to the Office of Admission and Saint Anselm College community

Jonathan O’Reilly – Annual Volunteer Award Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding a member of Athletics in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Meaghan Ryan – Sr. Pauline Lucier, C.S.C. Award Presented to an outstanding member of Campus Ministry in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Kristin Harper – Sr. Pauline Lucier, C.S.C. Award Presented to an outstanding member of Campus Ministry in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Kathryn Marquis ’12 – Annual Volunteer Award presented to outstanding individual for care of the sick and/or advancement of the health of our community in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Katie Laque – Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding service partnership in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement from the Meelia Center

John Pearson ’14 – Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding NHIOP student leader in recognition for exemplary involvement and community service

Anthony Desmond ’12 – Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding New Student Orientation Volunteer in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Brittany Handcock ’12 – Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding student organization or committee in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Ashley O’Toole ’12 – Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding member of the Multicultural Center in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

Cedric Ashley ’11 – Annual Volunteer Award presented to an outstanding member of the Multicultural Center in recognition for exemplary community service and involvement

photos courtesy of Fr. Mathias Durette, O.S.B.