Student Recognition Awards Acknowledge Outstanding Student Leadership 2023


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Student Recognition Awards 2023 

Each year, divisions and departments across campus recognize outstanding student efforts (and one staff member) with the Student Recognition Awards. Recipients are either nominated or applied for consideration for these competitive awards. 

As in other years, the recipients’ efforts and energy have made significant impacts on campus life. From students who give outstanding job performances or show leadership qualities to the student groups that influence and assist the broader community, the Student Recognition Awards show the depth and breadth of commitment at the university. 


Student Employee of the Year Award

Recognizes students who have contributed positively to the campus community through outstanding service in the workplace



Ally Breen ‘23, Biology and Biotechnology

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Aman Hiregoudar ‘25, Robotics Engineering

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Natalie Mohn ‘22 (Graduate Student), Business School

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CORE Awards

Are presented by the Student Activities Office in recognition of the programs and resources student organizations provide to the campus community


Advisor of the Year

Jaime Dillon, Society of Women Engineers

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Emerging Leader of the Year

Amanda Lota ‘25, Mechanical Engineering

Society of Automotive Engineers

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Social Program & Educational Program

Pan Asian Festival

Chinese Student Scholar Association, Korean Student Association, South Asian Student Association, Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers, Hawaii Cultural Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Filipino Club, & Worcester Japanese Association

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SWE Networking Night
Society of Women Engineers  

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Organization of the Year

National Society of Black Engineers

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Diversity Program of the Year

Pride Week

The Alliance

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Peer Learning Assistant of the Year Award

Recognize outstanding undergraduate student instructional assistants who have made a significant contribution to the high-quality education at WPI


Frederick “Forrest” Miller ‘23,  Mathematical Sciences, PLA of the Year

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Andrew Cunningham ‘25, Mechanical Engineering, PLA, Honorable Mention

Alana Lue Chee Lip ‘24, Biology & Biotechnology, PLA, Honorable Mention


Outstanding Women Awards

Recognize women students for their academic excellence, professional goals, and contributions to the WPI community


Gertrude R. Rugg Award

Sophia Kouznetsov ‘26, Psychological Science

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Ellen Knott Award

Olivia Vogel ‘25, Biomedical Engineering

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Bonnie-Blanche Schoonover Award

Mikaela Enax ‘24, Biomedical Engineering 

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Marietta E. Anderson Award

Oamfah Suwannapong ‘24, Chemical Engineering

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Care Award

Courageous . Aware . Responsible . Exceptional

Recognizes a student leader who takes an active role in cultivating a caring community


Lily MacDonald ‘23, Biochemistry

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Fraternity Man of the Year

Evan MacGregor ‘23, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Mechanical Engineering

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Sorority Woman of the Year

Emily Coughlin ‘23, Alpha Xi Delta, Mechanical Engineering

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Fraternity of the Year

Phi Kappa Theta

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Sorority of the Year

Alpha Phi

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Coghlin Award

Phi Gamma Delta, Our Bright Future

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Crimson and Gray Awards

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Grace Casey ‘23, Data Science 

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 Makayla Delo ‘23, Architectural Engineering

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Patrick Devine ‘23, Chemical Engineering 

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Maya Ellis ‘23, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

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 Kevin Inger ‘23, Management Engineering

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Marissa Langille ‘23, Biomedical Engineering

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Isabel Nearing ‘23, Biomedical Engineering 

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Susanna Oppong ‘23, Biology and Biotechnology 

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Jihan El Ouaragli ‘23 (Graduate Student), Civil Engineering 

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Cindy Trac ‘23, Computer Science 

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Micah Wilde ‘23, Biomedical Engineering 

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Max Wojtas ‘23, Society, Technology and Policy 

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Jon Zimak ‘25 (Graduate Student), Fire Protection Engineering  

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