Nathan Schultz Among SOE Students Receiving Leadership Awards

Released: 4/22/08

At an awards ceremony and brunch on Sunday, April 20th 80 Marquette University students received awards to honor their significant contributions of service and leadership that benefit the Marquette community.

Among the seven School of Education student honored at the ceremony, Nathan Schultz received special recognition. Not only did he receive an award for his contributions to student governance, but he was also presented with the Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award. This award recognizes a member of the freshman class whose leadership in enhancing student life at Marquette spanned departments and award categories and increased in breadth and depth over the course of their undergraduate experience.

"For a freshman, Nate is exceptionally involved," says Kathleen Cepelka, Associate Dean and Director of Teacher Education. "His impact on student life is already strong, and we believe his involvement will continue to grow. As a teacher education student, his current immersion in the life of Nativity Jesuit Middle School bodes well for his future as a secondary school educator."

Nate Schultz has been an active in the Residence Hall Association this year, representing the Straz Tower Hall Council. He co-chaired the Legislation Committee, served on the Budget Committee, chaired registration for Siblings Weekend, and was the volunteer coordinator for HALLoween. Nate is a member of the Residence Life Advisory Board, was a delegate to several residence life conferences and is a student in the Marquette Honors Program.

Other awards included:

Angelique Barton (Senior)
Outstanding Contributions to Student Governance & Organization Leadership
Angi Barton served as the Vice President for Recruitment for the Marquette Panhellenic Association, the governing council for eight sororities. Through this role she coordinated the complex details associated with the annual formal recruitment program, which saw near-record participation from new members. Angi also serves as the Secondary Education Coordinator for the School of Education Student Council.

Michael Greuel (Junior)
Outstanding Contributions to Celebration & Promotion of Diversity
Michael Greuel continues to be actively involved in the local chapter of ARCH, Association for the Rights of Citizens with Handicaps. He has helped develop and present numerous presentations on diversity-related topics and as a program coordinator, he works with youth teams around the area to raise awareness of issues such as gender stereotyping and racial profiling. Michael is also part of the exploratory group working on founding a multicultural fraternity at Marquette.

Steven Idzikowski (Junior)
Outstanding Contributions to Social & Arts Programming
Steve Idzikowski is treasurer of the Marquette University Band, managing sales and income generated from t-shirt and CD sales, as well as managing funds used for the high school band festival and other band events. He is also the equipment manager, managing movement and storage of equipment for band performances in the Varsity and at basketball games. Steve is also active on campus as president of the Commuter Student Association.

Katie Muller (Senior)
Outstanding Contributions to Spiritual Development & Justice Education
Katie Muller has been a liturgical minister this year and served as the student director for the Marquette Experience 17 Spiritual Retreat. She is active on campus as an apartment manager and vice president of the school of education student council. Katie was recently selected to participate in the Notre Dame Echo Faith Formation and Leadership Program.

Stephen Ryan (Senior)
Outstanding Contributions to Student Governance & Organization Leadership
Steve Ryan served as president of the School of Education Student Council this year, leading the organization in a number of activities to raise the profile of the organization within the school. He also represented students as a student member of the University Appeals Committee and the University Committee on Academic Policies and Issues. Steve was also a student leader on the Christian Leadership Retreat and member of NRHH.

Amanda Wolff (Sophomore)
Outstanding Contributions to Spiritual Development & Justice Education
Amanda Wolff has been involved in a variety of spiritual development and social justice activities. On top of her leadership role as a resident assistant, she was a Ministry retreat leader, member of Watumishi, weekly volunteer at the Gathering meal program, participant in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, participant in the HIV immersion weekend, liturgical minister, and member of the University Ministry Liturgical Preparation Committee.

For almost 40 years, the Division of Student Affairs has presented leadership awards to recognize student contributions to the mission and activities of the various student affairs areas. Students are nominated by staff from the division and throughout the university and are selected by a committee representing each of the student affairs departments, Intercollegiate Athletics, and University Ministry. Awards are presented at a program held each year in April.


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