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

2022 Recipients

The Eunice Caldwell Leadership Award
“Outstanding Sophomore”
Elio Simpson ’24

The Horizon First-Year Leadership Award
“First-Year to Watch”
Olivia Deschenes ’25

The Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award
“Leading Student-Athlete”
Nathalie Paquette ’22

The Eleanor Augusta Norcross Leadership Award
“Leader in the Arts”
Madisun Campbell ’22

The Emily Susan Hartwell Leadership Award
“Leader in Social, Political, or Global Awareness”
Harrison Zeiberg ’22

The Ruth Capers McKay Leadership Award
“Junior/Senior Campus Leader”
Eva Danielson ’22

The Wheaton Ujima Leadership Award
“Leader in Intercultural Engagement”
Kellia Karambizi ’22

The Patricia King Leadership Award
“Leader in Campus Activities”
Katelyn Brasco ’25

The Landmark Leadership Award
“Leader in Gender Equity & Collaboration”
Mae Flibotte ’22

The Richard & Virginia Thornburgh Leadership Award
“Leader in Community Service”
Ben Cohen ’22

The Eliza Baylies Wheaton Leadership Award
“Groundbreaking Leader”
Mae Flibotte ’22

The Helene Pruszynski Leadership Award
“Outstanding Senior”
Jillian Riveros ’22

Lyons Pride 2022
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.
Victor Trepanier
Delia MacLaughlin
Han Yang
Margaret Walker
Jonah Rothman
Lena Welch
Talia Molle
Masa Mita
Harry Topol
Faith Freeman
Melanie Romero