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

2020 Recipients

Collaborator of the Year
Farm House

Program of the Year
“Human Canvas” presented by QTPOC

Excellence in Virtual Engagement
2022 Class Council
Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG)

The Eunice Caldwell Leadership Award
“Outstanding Sophomore”
Eva Danielson ’22

The Horizon First-Year Leadership Award
“First-Year to Watch”
Guthrie Hartsfield ’23

The Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award
“Leading Student-Athlete”
Natalie Wind ’20

The Eleanor Augusta Norcross Leadership Award
“Leader in the Arts”
Taylor Kaufman ’20

The Emily Susan Hartwell Leadership Award
“Leader in Global Awareness”
Helder Prece ’22

The Ruth Capers McKay Leadership Award
“Junior/Senior Campus Leader”
Maia Hay ’20

The Wheaton Ujima Leadership Award
“Leader in Multiculturalism”
Anesu Makufa ’20

The Patricia King Leadership Award
“Leader in Campus Activities”
Justin Martinez ’22

The Landmark Leadership Award
“Leader in Gender Equality”
Amber-Marie Wright ’20

The Richard & Virginia Thornburgh Leadership Award
“Leader in Community Service”
Megan Darrell ’20

The Eliza Baylies Wheaton Leadership Award
“Groundbreaking Leader”
Angel Bird ’21

The Helene Pruszynski Leadership Award
“Outstanding Senior”
Catherine Roy ’20

Lyons Pride 2020
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.
Steven Flowers
Sophia Hatzikos
Colleen Sedney
Tariq Martin
Dominick Torres
Emma Stump
JD Souza
Jacai Edwards
Carly Venditti
Kaitlyn Megathlin