Madhu YadikiHer work with student volunteers for orientation programming has won Madhu Yadiki the LEAD Alumni Spirit Award.

Biology student recognized for dedication to campus volunteering

Each year a graduating student from the LEAD volunteer program is selected to receive the LEAD Alumni Spirit Award, sponsored by the University of Windsor Alumni Association, recognizing their dedication to the LEAD program and fellow volunteers at the University. This year’s recipient is fourth-year biology student Madhu Yadiki.

Throughout her time at the University of Windsor, Yadiki has exhibited exemplary dedication and spirit within the LEAD program while maintaining excellent academic standing.

As the 2020-21 LEAD student co-ordinator, she led the LEAD volunteer recruitment and training sessions, preparing students to assist with orientation, while also providing leadership development opportunities for those involved with the program.

“Madhu has demonstrated tremendous leadership and initiative in her work with LEAD, and she has been an exceptional asset to the program,” says Cindy Crump, director of the Student Success and Leadership Centre.

As a part of the award, Yadiki will receive $500 from the University of Windsor Alumni Association.

“The Alumni Association is proud to commemorate and recognize your continued work ethic and devotion to the LEAD program and other student experience initiatives,” president Ken Alexander wrote in a recent email to Yadiki announcing her award.

—Sarah Hébert