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Brenham Campus Recreation, Student Leadership & Activities recognize student leaders

Departments present 12 awards to Brenham campus students, advisors


May 4, 2016

The Blinn College-Brenham campus Campus Recreation and Student Leadership & Activities departments recently presented a dozen awards recognizing student leaders and advisors adding vibrancy and energy to the Brenham campus.

The following awards were presented at the Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony held April 27:

  • Mason Simmons was presented the Golden Whistle Award for his outstanding contributions to the Intramural Sports Program and going above and beyond expectations to provide exceptional sports officiating to intramural participants. Simmons was also presented the Iron Whistle Award as the individual who has worked the most intramural games and events within the school year.
  • Dylan Jacob was presented the Buccaneer Sportsmanship Award for exhibiting excellence in fair play, respect for opponents and graciousness in winning or losing while competing in intramural sports activities.
  • DeAnthony Powell was named the Intramural Athlete of the Year as the individual who has participated in the most intramural games and events within the school year.
  • Powell, of the Distinguished Gentlemen, also was named the Trailblazing LEADership Award winner as an established sophomore leader who has engaged in a significant leadership role on campus.
  • The Medical Education Developmental Society (MEDS Club) was selected as Organization of the year for demonstrating excellence in all areas of community engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.
  • Kim Winford was selected as Student Organization Advisor of the Year for excelling in providing support and assistance to the Baptist Student Organization.
  • The Distinguished Gentlemen’s “Hoops 4 Fun” was named Social Program of the Year for contributing to the sense of community on campus and encouraging students to come together and meaningfully engage with the Brenham community.
  • The Agriculture Club’s canned food drive was named Community Service Program of the year for engaging students in service. More than 200 students participated in the canned food drive, which collected more than $3,000 items and $900 in donations to the Adams Angels Ministry.
  • Mark Kamerer of the Residence Hall Association was named Outstanding Representative/Officer of the Year for demonstrating exceptional leadership throughout his term of office and enhancing participation and involvement.
  • Emmanuelle Ekibolaji of Phi Theta Kappa won the Quiet Influence of the Year Award for contributing to Phi Theta Kappa and the campus community in a meaningful yet behind-the-scenes manner.
  • Christian Darnall, Student Government Association president, was named the Rising LEADership Award as a freshman student leader who is committed to serving the Brenham campus community.
  • Dr. Mary Barnes-Tilley, advisor for the Student Government Association, was presented the SGA Legacy Award after 18 years as SGA advisor. Barnes-Tilley is retiring from her position as SGA advisor at the end of the year. Beginning next year, the Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award will be named the Mary Barnes-Tilley Advisor of the Year Award.