Sixty graduating students who have demonstrated leadership, engagement, application and discovery during their undergrad career in the faculty of arts, humanities and social sciences were recognized Friday morning, with gold, silver or bronze medals during the inaugural LEAD Medallion Scholars presentation.
“The idea behind the LEAD scholars program is to incentivise and reward students’ activities inside and outside the classroom,” says Dr. Marcello Guarini, dean of FAHSS.
LEAD stands for “Leadership” through peer mentoring and campus involvement; “Engagement” through service learning, study abroad, or other outreach activities; “Application” through internship, practicum, or other hands-on activities related to your field of study; and “Discovery” through undergraduate research or creative pursuits. Students receive either a bronze, silver, or gold medal based on how many of the LEAD categories they completed.
“I think this program will grow because it motivates students to participate because they are getting recognition”, says gold medallion recipient Mark McWhinney. It looks good on your resume or transcript.
“The options under the four LEAD categories provide students with a well-rounded volunteer experience where you can explore your strengths,” says bronze medallion recipient Francesk Perpalaj.
Both McWhinney, who will receive a double honours in Political Science and History with a minor in Greek & Roman Studies, and Perpalaj (BAH political science) at convocation this week, will head to graduate school in the fall.
The presentation to LEAD Scholars was part of the Dean’s Breakfast held May 24th at the Jackman School of Dramatic Art.
FAHSS LEAD SCHOLARS Spring 2019
Paul Elijah Napigkit
Luk Van Noggeren