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

2019 Recipients

Collaborator of the Year
S.H.A.G (Sexual Health Advocacy Group)

Program of the Year
Trybe Presents: “Unity”

The Eunice Caldwell Leadership Award
“Outstanding Sophomore”
Angel Bird ’21

The Horizon First-Year Leadership Award
“First-Year to Watch”
Victor Trepanier ’22

The Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award
“Leading Student-Athlete”
Curran Wait ’19

The Eleanor Augusta Norcross Leadership Award
“Leader in the Arts”
Alivia Cross ’20

The Emily Susan Hartwell Leadership Award
“Leader in Global Awareness”
Casey Smith ’20

The Ruth Capers McKay Leadership Award
“Jr/Sr Campus Leader”
Fatoumata Diallo ’19

The Wheaton Ujima Leadership Award
“Leader in Multiculturalism”
Gracie Callaghan ’19

The Patricia King Leadership Award
“Leader in Campus Activities”
Kneeco Hanton ’21

The Landmark Leadership Award
“Leader in Gender Equality”
Cameron Adelman ’19

The Richard & Virginia Thornburgh Leadership Award
“Leader in Community Service”
Keaton Schrank ’19

The Eliza Baylies Wheaton Leadership Award
“Groundbreaking Leader”
Arianna Alfiero ’19

The Helene Pruszynski Leadership Award
“Outstanding Senior”
Tony Galvan ’19

Lyons Pride 2019
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.
Andru Anderson
Sunny Wu
Cat MacGregor
Babacar Tall
Rosie Pofcher
Jessica Chaikof
Leury Holguin
Noah Allen
Olivia Bennisan
Eric Pfeiffer