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President's Service Awards

The 32nd Annual President's Service Awards, image of the Washington Square Arch at night.

About the Awards

The purpose of the President’s Service Award is to recognize the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their commitment to civic engagement and service in local communities across the University's global network or for their promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life at New York University.

Any NYU student, faculty, or staff member may nominate an NYU student for a President's Service Award. Before nominating please review the criteria & eligibility requirements below.

President's Service Awards are given to students or student organizations that have had an extraordinary and positive impact on the University community, including achievements within schools and departments, the University at large, local neighborhoods, and NYU's presence in the world. Successful nominations should demonstrate that the student or organization has made a significant and positive contribution to the University in one of the following two areas:

Community Service and Civic Engagement

Past examples of Community Service and Civic Engagement:

  • Working in soup kitchens or homeless shelters.
  • Organizing the re-painting of homes in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina.
  • Tutoring at-risk students in public elementary schools.
  • Fundraising for an organization that provides clean water technology to under-served communities across the world.
  • Founding a student-run non-profit that provides resources to a number of community service organizations.

Student Leadership and Campus Programming

Past examples of Student Leadership and Campus Programming:

  • Implementing a new program that brings multiple Residence Halls together.
  • Founding a magazine that details experiences of NYU student across the global network.
  • Going above and beyond as chair of a student lead task for seeking ways to welcome international students to Washington Square.
  • Crafting a cohort program that pairs upperclassmen with incoming freshmen and transfer students to orient them to the school and the NYU experience.
  • Significant achievement and leadership in a multi-campus poetry slam competition.

Eligibility Requirements

The following are eligibility requirements that must be met by each nominee:

  • Nominees must be in good academic standing (as defined by the nominee's academic unit).
  • Nominees must be registered during the semester the award will be given, or have graduated the previous December or August.
  • Nominations should be based on achievements that date from February of the previous year; for the 2016 awards, nominations should be based on achievements between February 2015 and February 2016.
  • Nominated organizations must be currently registered with the Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service or with a school or department.
  • Typically, work done as part of a compensated role is not considered, however extra-ordinary achievement by a student who goes above and beyond the normal expectations of work may be considered. Please indicate in your nomination if this is the case.
  • Current NYU faculty, staff, and students are eligible to nominate a student for a President's Service Award; self-nominations will not be accepted.


College of Arts and Science
Phylicia Ashley
Angelina Ellis
Aditi Kumar
Melissa Lopez
Jacques Marco
Chinekwu Osakwe
John Yuen

College of Dentistry
Quratul Ain "Annie" Malik
Matthew Meister

Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Angie Liao

Graduate School of Arts and Science
Teon Brooks
Prasenjeet Das
Aubrey Korneta
Gabriella Lindsay
Aziza Sultan

Liberal Studies/Global Liberal Studies
Amanda Faynor
Madison McCormick

NYU Abu Dhabi
Dana Al Hosani
Sofia Gomez-Doyle
Ritu Muralidharan

NYU Shanghai
Nofar Hamrany
Shuang Hu

Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Jessica Arzola
Debra Drillings
Stephanie Niu
Patricia Williams

School of Law
Taaj M. Reaves
Alec Webley

School of Medicine
Vivian Ojeda
Joseph Plaksin

School of Professional Studies
Michael J. Gamber

Silver School of Social Work
Esther Yerin Lee
Tamara Levin
Xiaoxi Lin

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development
Arianna Deans
Bayo Fagbamila Jr.
Danielle Fallon
Chandler Patton Miranda
Soumi Sarkar
Lindsey Snyder
Rachel Weber
Hope White

Stern School of Business
Shahryar Abid Bachani
Christina Domenico
James Farris
Heather Luciano
Kaitlin E. Ofman
Matheus de Andrade Silva
Miles Styer

Tandon School of Engineering
Ana Bolsoni
Stefan Nicholas Cherubin
Earl Co
Izabela Correa
Jose Miguel
Pirthmey Singh Randhawa
Emily Wicki

Tisch School of the Arts
Emily Erickson
Luke Moses

Wagner School of Public Service
Raquel Reynoso

All University Awardees
Jephthah Acheampong (College of Arts and Science)
Heba Allam (College of Arts and Science)
Débora L. Aponte Martínez (Wagner School of Public Service)
Juan Manuel Calero Canaval (College of Arts and Science)
Carolynn Choi (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
Anushua Choudhury (Global Liberal Studies)
Terrance Coffie (Silver School of Social Work)
Caterina Dacey Ariani (College of Arts and Science)
Inbar Dankner (School of Professional Studies)
Sederick Dawkins (Tandon School of Engineering)
Madeline Dolgin (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)
Xiaoyue Gong (NYU Shanghai)
Robert Jackson (Tisch School of the Arts)
Rita-Marie Jacquinto (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
TayLa Jones-Bigby (Stern School of Business)
Natalia Lantigua (College of Arts and Science)
Hye Jun Lee (College of Arts and Science)
Dee Mandiyan (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
Sana Mayat (College of Arts and Science)
Lainey Mays (School of Professional Studies)
Chukwuemeka Mba-Kalu (Stern School of Business)
Rohit Mittal (Stern School of Business)
Loretta Owens (Silver School of Social Work)
Amrita Ramanathan (College of Arts and Science)
Noah Rauchwerk (College of Arts and Science)
London Reyes (Wagner School of Public Service)
Krystal Rincon (Stern School of Business)
Noor Rostoum (Stern School of Business)
Lititia Satpathy (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
Luke Shearin (Stern School of Business)
Manavjeet Singh Sidhu (School of Medicine/Stern School of Business)
Jordan Star (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)
Daniel Sully (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)
Brynn Taylor (College of Arts and Science)
Robert Taylor Jr. (College of Arts and Science)
Daniella Torres (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)
Bobby Vallejo (College of Arts and Science)
Raisa Vélez Bruckman (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
Michael Weston-Murphy (Wagner School of Public Service)

  • Agora Magazine Student Editorial Board
  • The American Dental Educational Association Student Chapter at NYU College of Dentistry
  • Aviation Club at NYU
  • Black & Brown Coalition
  • College Cohort Program's Sophomore Cohort Presidents
  • Delta Kappa Alpha
  • Design for America NYU
  • GSAS Leadership Circle
  • HackNYU 2016
  • Interprofessional Education Group
  • Latinx Social Work Student Organization
  • Liberal Studies Student Council
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association at Tandon School of Engineering
  • N’Harmonics
  • NYU Ice Hockey
  • NYU Shanghai Youth League
  • Project Outreach
  • Radical Artists Aiming for Diversity (RAAD)
  • Return Recycling
  • School of Professional Studies All-University Games Committee
  • School of Professional Studies Events Committee
  • School of Professional Studies International Club
  • School of Professional Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Student Councils
  • Senior Class Activities Board
  • Silver School of Social Work Graduate Student Association
  • Silver School of Social Work Undergraduate Student Government Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management NYU Chapter
  • Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization
  • Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government
  • Student Producers Association
  • Students in Public Health Dentistry
  • Supporting Excellence and Advocating Diversity (SEAD)
  • SustainableITP
  • The Poly Project
  • Undergraduate Nursing Student Organization
  • Undergraduate Stern Women in Business Conference Planning Team
  • Wagner Diversity Council
  • Wagner Philanthropy
  • Women of Excellence, Strength & Tenacity (WEST)

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