Each spring we gather together as a community to honor our many student leaders. Students are nominated by fellow classmates, staff, and faculty for twelve leadership awards that celebrate our history and recognize student leadership in all its forms. Leadership is a journey taken by many Wheaton students; leadership happens in Student Government, within student clubs and organizations, in the residence halls, on the athletic fields, and in the classrooms.

The Process

A Student Selection Committee will convene to review all the nominations. The student committee will narrow down a small group of finalists for each award. These finalists will be contacted and asked for their resume and letter of reference. The Leadership Awards Committee of staff and faculty will then review the finalist materials and select a recipient for each award. Finalists and recipients are recognized at our annual Leadership Awards Ceremony.

See Award Descriptions

2021 Recipients

The Eunice Caldwell Leadership Award
“Outstanding Sophomore”
Jamara Codrington ’23

The Horizon First-Year Leadership Award
“First-Year to Watch”
Ervin Williams Jr. ’24

The Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award
“Leading Student-Athlete”
Mia Murray ’22

The Eleanor Augusta Norcross Leadership Award
“Leader in the Arts”
Ian Hamilton ’21

The Emily Susan Hartwell Leadership Award
“Leader in Global Awareness”
Ramya Chaturvedi ’21

The Ruth Capers McKay Leadership Award
“Junior/Senior Campus Leader”
Harry Topol ’22

The Wheaton Ujima Leadership Award
“Leader in Multiculturalism”
Justin Martinez ’22

The Patricia King Leadership Award
“Leader in Campus Activities”
Dalwin Corcino ’23

The Landmark Leadership Award
“Leader in Gender Equality”
Isabel Eggleston ’21

The Richard & Virginia Thornburgh Leadership Award
“Leader in Community Service”
Kimberlie Dugan ’22

The Eliza Baylies Wheaton Leadership Award
“Groundbreaking Leader”
Mikaela Savarese ’22

The Helene Pruszynski Leadership Award
“Outstanding Senior”
Anisa Antonio ’21

Lyons Pride 2021
Lyons Pride Awards are given by the Dean of Students to members of the senior class in special recognition of their service/ leadership and dedication to enhancing the Wheaton community.
Dalton Adams
Candice Appiah
Kimberly Ekstrand
Rose Hankes
Kneeco Hanton
Jane Kim
Garrett Maggio
Tapiwa Muvavarirwa
Kavita Premkumar
Marcelle Zaccour Cabal