2010 Student Leader Award Recipients

The following award recipients were honored at the 2010 Student Leader Recognition Ceremony. The Awards are selected by the individual offices and programs sponsoring each award.


Student Activities Office

Building Tradition

Christian Martell and Eleanor Cutler
Honorable Mention: Yoga and Mindfulness (YAM)

Comprehensive Preparation

Nadine Pardee
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Rast and Paige Kirstein

Dramatic Entrance

Brown Students for Justice in Palestine
Honorable Mention: Brown Disaster Relief Group

Forming Partnerships

Samantha DeAndrade
Honorable Mention: The Environmental Leaders Collaborative


Fostering Understanding

Aida Manduley
Honorable Mention: Alicia Maule, Kai Huang, Dayna-Joy Chin


Innovative Thinking

Audrey Chait
Honorable Mention: Akshay Rathod

Inspiring Action

Maria DeLourdes Garcia Jimenez
Honorable Mention: Beyond the Bottle


Serving Community

Joshua Curhan
Honorable Mention: Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE)


Swearer Center for Public Service 

The Derek Canfield Barker Prize 

Established in 1994 through a gift from Richard C. Barker '57 and Abbie D. Paterson '57 in memory of their son. The purpose of the Prize is to recognize students at Brown who have shown qualities of leadership, who have triumphed over adversity, and who have worked to bring the Brown community together through community service.

Brynn Smith

Teng Yang


The LGBTQ Resource Center

LGBTQ Leadership Award 

Recognizes a graduating senior who has positively affected lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning life during her/his undergraduate years at Brown.

Kathryn Lamb


The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life

The Kapstein Interfaith Leadership Award 

Made possible through the generosity of the Kapstein Foundation honoring the late Reverend Charles A. Baldwin, chaplain of the University from1958-1988 is given to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated interfaith leadership both on campus and beyond, within the confines of the academic year and/or during time away. This award acknowledges the energy, insight, imagination, and service of a student in the realm of interreligious community building and programming.

Rachel Cohn

The Levi Adams Citation 

Inaugurated in 2001, honors a senior(s) in the college for distinction and service in the leadership of a campus-based religious organization, project, or initiative. Dr. Adam's resilience, imagination, and strength in his varied tasks were always ground in deep spiritual convictions. Empowered by example, this citation is made to honor such service.

Yonatan Dolgin

Sheela Krishnan

Michele L. Zerah


The President James Manning Medal:

Presented to graduating senior(s) whose pursuit of excellence in the study and practice of religion is exemplary. 

Zohar Atkins

Nathaniel Johnson

Zachary J. Schlosser

Michael J. Spina


The Brown RISD Hillel Foundation

The Goldberg Family Award  

Given to a first-year student for demonstrated potential and exceptional first-year leadership.

Harry Samuels

The Alan C. Flam Tzedek Award 

For outstanding social justice and service leadership

Paige Kirstein and Spencer Fields

The Danny Warshay Exceptional Leadership Award 

For demonstrated leadership qualities: mentoring, modeling and community building

Leor Shtull Leber

Jessica Bendit


The John Blacher Astounding New Initiatives Award 

Given to a student who has built a new initiative that has had a positive and sustainable impact on the Jewish Community at Brown University.

Thursday Night Torah, Sarah Wolk


The Presidential Award 

Given to a senior who has demonstrated ongoing and mature commitment and leadership throughout his or her four years at Brown University.

Zohar Atkins


The Senior Leadership Award 

Yonatan Dolgin

Campus Life and Student Services

The Joslin Award 

Named for the late Judge Alfred Joslin '35 and given to students graduating in May or December of each year who have made significant contributions to the University through their leadership and service.

Samuel Byker
Joshua Curhan
Kenneth Estrellas
Molly Jacobson
Winifred Jumbo
Kathryn Lamb
Amelia Plant
Julie Pridham
Sumbul Siddiqui