CSM student leaders presented awards at event
The College of Southern Maryland recognized students for their leadership, involvement in the college community and impact within Southern Maryland at the annual Student Government Association (SGA) Banquet May 12 at Middleton Hall in Waldorf.
The President’s Cup was presented to Heather Murphy, Student Government Association president for her selfless leadership and the benefit she has been to the Prince Frederick Student Association.
“Heather can attribute her strong student leadership skills to her high level of confidence,” said CSM Prince Frederick Campus Student Services Executive Director Lydia Williams in a press release. “She is very self-assured and resilient. She never seeks credit or accolades. This confidence shows in how she treats others. Whether they are a college official, a student, or a vendor with whom she is negotiating, Heather is always ethical, honest and reliable.”
The Vice President’s Cup was presented to Venice Miller of Hollywood, a general studies major at CSM who graduated in May.
“When Venice walks across the stage to receive her communication degree, the staff and students on the Leonardtown Campus will be filled with great joy, respect and affection for someone who is so talented and special,” said Leonardtown Campus Student Life Coordinator Jennifer VanCory at the May 12 event. “CSM couldn’t have a better ambassador to enter the community. She truly embodies what it means to ‘Go Beyond.’”
The Student Employee of the Year Award was presented to Maria Estevez of White Plains, the La Plata Student Association representative.
“This student assistant has worked for the Student Life office for a little over a year. In that time, she has assisted myself and my temp in revamping the organization of the office as well as the separate responsibilities of each individual student assistant. She has taken those who struggle with organization under her wing and encouraged them to attend some of the trainings offered by CSM as well as to help them to grow their personal organization style,” said Anya Patterson, La Plata Campus Student Life coordinator.
The Club of the Year was presented to the Educators Rising Club. During the holiday season, this club worked within the community to collect items for children in the Head Start program in Charles County, embodying CSM’s spirit of service beyond the campus and into the surrounding community.
To view photos from the SGA banquet, go to csmphoto.zenfolio.com/2016sgabanquet.
For information on student government at CSM, go to www.csmd.edu/student-life/student-government-association/index.html.
President’s Cup winner Heather Murphy, second from left, and Vice President’s Cup Winner Venice Miller are joined by CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, left, and Student and Instructional Support Services Vice President Bill Comey at the 2016 SGA Banquet May 12.
During the SGA Banquet, with the theme of 1920s Hollywood, La Plata Student Association representative Maria Estevez of White Plains, left, was named Student Employee of the Year by SGA President Heather Murphy, right, for her work in the La Plata Campus Student Life office.
Heather Murphy, College of Southern Maryland Student Government Association president, shows off the President’s Cup trophy she earned for her selfless leadership and the benefit she has been to the Prince Frederick Student Association.