USF announces Spring Leadership and Service Awards

May 4, 2023

From left, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Allen Machielson, student Emma Bachtel, student Adilynn Girardot and Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief of Staff Dr. Robert A. Pastoor.

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis Division of Student Affairs announces Spring Leadership and Service Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Congratulations to the honorees:

Anthony D. Moore Outstanding Senior Leader Award: Emma Bachtel (Massillon, Ohio) and Adilynn Girardot (Yoder, Indiana)
Faith in Action Award: Adilynn Girardot
Diversity Leadership and Service Award: Ivan Altamirano Baquerizo (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Excellence in Service Engagement Student Award: Jasmin Hoot (Fort Wayne)
Excellence in Service Engagement Student Group Award: Criminologists in Action
Excellence in Service Engagement Faculty/Staff Award: Kayla Burge (Chesterton, Indiana)

Outstanding Club and Organization Leadership Awards:

  • Meadow Mertz (Fort Wayne), Criminologists in Action
  • Jaya Ellis (Fort Wayne), Educators in Action
  • Seth James (Indianapolis, Indiana), Film Club
  • Rachel Scheumann (Fort Wayne), Hidden Gems Book Club
  • Olivia Taylor (Leo, Indiana), Kappa Delta Pi
  • Katie Melcher (Roanoke, Indiana), Physical Therapy Club
  • Ehlay Htoo (Fort Wayne), Public Relations Society
  • Kate Bender (Auburn, Indiana), Social Work Club
  • Abner Martinez (Fort Wayne), Student Government Association
  • Rebecca Hoagland (Columbia City, Indiana), Student Nurses’ Association
  • Sophia Shoppell (Fort Wayne), USF Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children
  • Colin White (Delphos, Ohio), USF Students for Life
  • Jasmin Hoot, Women’s Empowerment Club

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards:
Gold (250+ hours): Dahiro Omar (Fort Wayne)
Silver (175-249 hours): Adilynn Girardot

For more information, contact Rhonda Wendler at 260-399-8100 or [email protected].

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences and the College of Arts, Sciences and Business. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the music technology program while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis, recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution, has 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships. Approximately 1,900 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.