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Students Honored at 10th Annual Servant Leader Awards
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Servant Leader AwardEight Seton Hall University students were honored for their outstanding work and dedication as servant leaders in communities throughout the world at the tenth annual Servant Leader Awards, held on campus on April 8, 2014.

Members of the Servant Leader Awards Committee, comprised of faculty and administrators from throughout the Seton Hall community, reviewed dozens of nominations before inviting a select number of students to participate in an interview process and eventually recognizing these inspiring individuals.

"The purpose of the Servant Leader Award is to honor students who exemplify the ideals of servant leadership in their lives," according to Michelle Peterson, director of Seton Hall’s Division of Volunteer Efforts. "These awards are extraordinarily important to Seton Hall… they’re some of the highest recognitions bestowed on our students."

Four students were honored with the Servant Leader Award, and four were selected for honorable mention recognition. The evening included a dinner, with remarks from various campus leaders including Dr. Gabriel Esteban, president of Seton Hall University, and Servant Leader Award Committee co-chairs Peterson and Daniel Nugent.

The Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, served as the evening’s keynote speaker. While offering his thoughts on leadership, and reflecting on his own experiences serving others, Hebda encouraged all those present to respond to the neediest among us.

2014 Servant Leader Award Recipients

Jessica Aitken '14
For her incredible empathy for others and her compassion for prisoners and those in need of medical care. View Jessica's award video »

Jerry Holly '14
For his service to his community and his ability to inspire those around him to reach higher and achieve more. View Jerry's award video »

Christiana Molnar '14
For her lifelong commitment to service and her dedication to serving through the nursing profession. View Christiana's award video »

Mark Vitale '14
For his outstanding compassion for others and his unique ability to inspire and lead others to serve. View Mark's award video »

Honorable Mention Recognitions
Raul Ausa Velazco '16
Anthony Figueroa '17
Paula Kamille Hernandez '14
Karol Ruiz, Seton Hall Law

Learn more about the Servant Leader Awards»

For more information please contact:
Michelle Peterson
(973) 761-9702


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