Adams State University honors student leadership


Article by Maya Ramirez '16

adrian reyes accepting award

Photo by Daniel Parsons '18
Adrian Reyes received the Vice President of Student Affairs Outstanding Leadership Award.

Adams State University hosted the Eighth Annual Student Leadership Banquet, on April 1 in the Student Union Building banquet rooms.

The room was filled with some of the biggest student leaders on campus. Everyone in that room was a strong student advocate on campus. The night was filled with live music and a dinner for all the nominees. The banquet started with a leadership building activity and then proceeded to the keynote speaker.

The keynote speaker, David Wreford, adjunct instructor of English, discussed his experiences with student leaders in his classroom and what they have taught him.

group photo of all recipients

Photo by Daniel Parsons '18
Pictured, left to right, award recipients included Dylan Lindberg, Student Office Support; Ashley Swanson, Residence Life Leadership; Sheniqua Griffith, Emerging Leader; Matthew Tulley, Outstanding Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity; Patrick Cleary, Student Life Leadership; Adrian Reyes, Academic Mentor Leadership; Izzy Smith, Recreation Leadership; Azarel Madrigal, Legacy of Leadership; AnneMarie Bennett, Wellness and Prevention Services Leadership; Macy Franken, Exemplary Service; and Ken Marquez, vice president of Student Affairs. Not pictured, James Abbott, Bridge Builder Leadership, and Nicholas Spencer, Club Member Leadership.

The ceremony ended with honoring all the graduating seniors.