Spirit of Community Awards
Congratulations to our 2020 Honorees!
INSPIRE FROM WITHIN AWARD
Deborah Habel, Lecturer of Accounting, Mike Ilitch School of Business
CHAMPIONS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARDS
Jannell White, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Research), Departments of Pharmacology/Pediatrics
Harman Singh, Academic Advisor, Department of Psychology
Internationals@Wayne - Internationals @ Wayne State student organization is a platform for students who want to create lasting friendships with people from different cultures and backgrounds, build a global community, and explore the great city of Detroit together.
Laial Beidoun, Political Science '19
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
Winner: Diane Cress, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science; Graduate Director, Nutrition and Food Science
Honorable Mention: Rachael Dombrowski, Assistant Professor - Community Health Education, College of Education
Honorable Mention: Sabrina Balgamwalla, Assistant Professor (Clinical), Wayne Law; Director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
Winner: Dawn Medley, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Honorable Mention: Knoll Larkin, Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Research Manager, Wayne State University
Honorable Mention: Jill Wurm, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Wayne State Library System
Winner: S.A.V.E.T.H.E.M.'s Stomping Out Program -An annual high school health fair and step show competition that supports high school students as they creatively express themselves while teaching their peers about health promotion and disease prevention specific to health issues affecting their age group
Honorable Mention: Warrior Way Back - This initiative is a first of its kind, innovative debt-forgiveness program that allows students the opportunity to earn their way out of an outstanding balance owed to WSU
Honorable Mention: The D and the Leader in Me - A collaboration between the Institute for Leadership and Diversity at the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Detroit Police Department which introduced 30 Detroit high school students to city business, government and non-profit leaders and entrepreneurs active in the revitalization of the city
Warrior Spirit & Pride
Winner: Bailee Soper, Senior, Psychology
Honorable Mention: Mister Whitfield, Senior, Criminal Justice
Honorable Mention: Mazen Zamzam, Senior, Biology and Public Health
Campus Engagement & Community Involvement
Winner: Shanmin Sultana, Sophomore, Sociology
Honorable Mention: Waleed Eliwat, Senior, Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Honorable Mention: Sarosh Irani, Senior, Public Health and Public Affairs
Student Wellness & Well-Being
Winner: Nadir Fouani, Senior, Psychology (w/ minors in Sociology & Public Health)
Honorable Mention: Pheven Dereje, Junior, Kinesiology
Honorable Mention: Kamali Clora, Junior, Public Health (Honors)
Congratulations to our previous winners:
Staff Engagement Award
Recognizes a staff member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to service with a nonprofit agency or to coordinating or sustaining projects that make a positive difference in the community.
Faculty Engagement Award
Recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in academic service-learning through working in a mutually beneficial partnership with a community partner; developing reflective, creative, compassionate and just student leaders; and/or engaging in exemplary community-based research.
2019- Stephen Kahn, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2018- Tolulope Sonuyi, School of Medicine
2017- Hayley Thompson, Leader, Population Studies & Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Oncology
Student Engagement Award
Recognizes a student who demonstrates service to the community with dedication, integrity, humility, thoughtful leadership, compassion and soul, and a deep understanding of social justice.
Project Engagement Award
Innovative projects by individuals or organizations/groups that respond to local, community-identified needs.
Inspire from Within Philanthropy Award
Recognizes WSU faculty and staff who help strengthen the Wayne State community through philanthropic investment. Through annual, major and planned giving, WSU faculty and staff have the opportunity to serve the university, illustrate the power of philanthropy and inspire others to give.
Please visit our FaceBook Page to view photos from the 2018 event.