Education Students Honored for Leadership and Service

Released: 4/18/11

Each year the Division of Student Affairs recognizes a select group of students for their active involvement and participation in the enhancement of campus life and building community on campus.

At the 42nd annual student awards ceremony was held on Sunday, April 17th, 77 Marquette University students received awards to honor their significant contributions of service and leadership that benefit the Marquette community. Among them, the following School of Education students and organizations were honored:

GSO Accepts Spirit of Marquette AwardThe Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization
Fr. Wild Spirit of Marquette Award
This is the first year that the Division of Student Affairs chose to honor a graduate student organization with this award. The CECP Graduate Student Organization is a clear example of students coming together to foster personal and professional excellence. Many of the group’s activities, such as brown bag discussions and professional colloquia help participants directly as they reflect upon and learn more about their future careers as counselors, school counselors, and counseling psychologists. They sponsor and produce the Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology and execute and fund an annual research exchange for students. One of the most significant accomplishments of the group has been to develop and fund an academic scholarship to increase diversity within the department. Through their annual Diversity Gala, they bring together members of the Milwaukee and Marquette communities for a festive event and silent auction that celebrates diversity and raises funds for the scholarship. Within the past year, the fund reached $25,000 to be fully endowed. The organization is dedicated to promoting leadership, diversity, and social justice at the university and in the Milwaukee community.

Natalie Campbell (Sophomore)
Outstanding Contributions to Spiritual Development & Justice Education
Natalie is a resident assistant is Straz Tower and works to support social justice initiatives in this role by educating her residents on issues regarding the environment, minimizing one’s carbon footprint, and campus wide events including the Black Panthers lecture at the Haggerty. She has also gone above and beyond in hersupport of women’s rights in Uganda through involving others in the campus community.

Erin Galvin (Sophomore)
Outstanding Contributions to Spiritual Development & Justice Education
Erin exemplifies her dedication to service on our campus, in our local community, and in our world by serving the poor in both Milwaukee and Belize. She encourages her peers to find ways to integrate faith and action as a retreat leader and truly reflects a woman for others whose honest struggle to work for justice inspires others to do the same.

Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award
The Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award recognizes a student who has continued a strong record of involvement established during his or her freshman year, but perhaps with new leadership responsibilities, or through additional organizations or departments. Ein Galvin has truly served other students, the Milwaukee community, and the world, integrating experiences of contemplation and action across the university. This individual served as a retreat leader for the Connect Retreat for first year students and is part of the Dorothy Day Living/Learning Community and a member of the Hunger Clean Up Planning Team. As a member of the Ignatian Collegians Program, our honoree serves as a catechist at two local parishes. But this person’s commitment to service is not just here in Milwaukee and at Marquette. This year, she travelled both domestically and internationally to serve different communities in need. As the only sophomore selected to be part of the International Marquette Action Program (or IMAP), she traveled to Belize with fellow Marquette students to serve a community there. She also served as a facilitator for a spring break MAP trip this year.

Gretchen Keblusek (Junior)
Outstanding Contributions to Community Service
Gretchen serves as the president of Best Buddies. Whether she is leading her organization through events on campus or through her role as a buddy, Gretchen is dedicated to serving others. She is a wonderful buddy and leads by example of how to serve a community through what may seem like a small act of friendship.

Nate Schultz (Senior)
Outstanding Contributions to Peer Education
Through his role as a Program Assistant for Leadership Programs, Nate served as one of the two student members of the planning team for the Fall 2010 Student Leadership Summit on leadership in interfaith dialogue. With the help of his student co-chair, Nate successfully brought together a focus group of non-Christian students to learn more about their experiences at Marquette. He was a strong advocate during the planning process, ensuring that the needs of students were always at the center of discussion.


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