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

2023 Recipients

The Eunice Caldwell Leadership Award
“Outstanding Sophomore”
Ajahni Jackson ’25

The Horizon First-Year Leadership Award
“First-Year to Watch”
Maya Stankiewicz ’26

The Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award
“Leading Student-Athlete”
Emily Kelly ’23

The Eleanor Augusta Norcross Leadership Award
“Leader in the Arts”
Benjamin Campbell ’23

The Emily Susan Hartwell Leadership Award
“Leader in Social, Political, or Global Awareness”
Catherine Le ’24

The Ruth Capers McKay Leadership Award
“Junior/Senior Campus Leader”
Calynn Watson-Fields ’23

The Wheaton Ujima Leadership Award
“Leader in Intercultural Engagement”
Dalwin Corcino ’23

The Patricia King Leadership Award
“1st Year/Sophomore Leader in Campus Activities”
Khushi Parikh ’25

The Landmark Leadership Award
“Leader in Gender Equity & Collaboration”
Karina Novais ’23

The Richard & Virginia Thornburgh Leadership Award
“Leader in Community Service”
Alyssa Myers ’23

The Eliza Baylies Wheaton Leadership Award
“Innovative Leader”
Carlos Yu ’24

The Helene Pruszynski Leadership Award
“Outstanding Senior”
Nora Gross ’23

Lyons Pride Award Recipients 2023
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.

Chris Bennett
Debora Yohou
Eleanor Guerin
Emmanuel Leal
Jamara Codrington
Jeanne Specht
Jessie Kilburn
Kayla Dredge
Sophie Waters
Valery Léon Quintero