Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a student that has had an impact on the University, the community, and/or a student organization by demonstrating outstanding leadership through dedication to community service, promotion of diversity, responsible citizenship, and academic excellence. Recipients are actively engaged in at least one recognized student group, organization, or campus-wide committee, and they have clearly demonstrated creativity, initiative, and a genuine interest in continuing his/her involvement in outstanding leadership and service to the University community after graduating. On April 28, 2018, the WCUAA Awards Committee honored Ryan Long '18 and Mary O'Leary '18.

Pictured below are the 2018 Emerging Leader Award recipients, from left: Matthew Holliday '09, Ryan Long '18, Mary O'Leary '18, and WCU President Christopher Fiorentino.

Ryan Long '18  Mary O'Leary '18

Below are the recipients of the Emerging Leader Award.


Ryan Long '18
Mary O'Leary '18

Andrew Wagner '14

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