SouthernStrong Awards

Southern Strong Awards

To recognize and celebrate members of the Southern community who are stepping up during the pandemic crisis, The President’s Recognition Committee introduces the SouthernStrong Awards.

These awards shine a light on faculty, staff, and students who are lending a helping hand, with acts of kindness large and small, not only for their fellow Owls, but also for friends, neighbors, and strangers.

Do you know an unsung hero who's been making a difference during the pandemic? Please nominate them so their kindness can be celebrated!



July 6, 2020

Evalisa Alvarez
Taylor Bird
Oscar Clark
Ludmyr Merlain
Karen Musmanno

SouthernStrong Awardees Provide Support and Inspire Change

June 29, 2020

Ashley Burkell
Alyssa Maddern
Jay Moran
Sal Rizza
Meredith Sinclair

SouthernStrong Awardees Always Thinking of Others

June 15, 2020

Rondell Butler
Adam Cohen
Chelsea Harry
Debra Risisky
Barbara Tinney

SouthernStrong Awardees are Service-Oriented

June 8, 2020

Jennifer Botwick
Alexander Grant
Rebecca Hedreen
Jamie Malaterra
Deborah Weiss

SouthernStrong Awardees Put Others’ Needs First

June 1, 2020

Alan Bensen
Haroon Chaudhry
Diane Morgenthaler
Roland Regos
Sue Zarnowski

Generosity and Kindness Characterize SouthernStrong Awardees

May 26, 2020

Parker Fruehan
Shuei Kozu
Loida Reyes
Cara Richardson
Andrew Smyth

SouthernStrong Awardees Model Empathy and Leadership

May 18, 2020

Noelle Brideau
Trever (Charles) Brolliar
Derek Faulkner
Lisa Kortfelt
Jackie Scott

SouthernStrong Awardees Reach Out to Help Others

May 11, 2020

Angelica Castro
Amanda Cavoto
Meghan Gula
Michael Keating
Alyssa Laydon

SouthernStrong Awardees Step Up When Needed

May 4, 2020

Siobhan Carter-David
Zara DeLuca
Tess Marchant-Shapiro
Lisa Siedlarz
Sabrina St. Juste

SouthernStrong Awardees Go Above and Beyond

Apr 27, 2020

Maria Diamantis
David Martin
Laura McKay
Nicole Van Etten
Bogdan Zamfir

SouthernStrong Awardees Honored

Apr 20, 2020

Suzie Huminski
Michelle Johnston
Joan Kreiger
Renee Villarreal
Bogdan Zamfir

SouthernStrong Awardees Making a Positive Impact