Newbury Celebrates 2018 Student Leadership Awards

On Friday April 6, Newbury Community celebrated the recipients of the 2018 student leader awards.

Newbury Celebrates 2018 Student Leadership Awards

Apr. 9, 2019 – On Friday April 6, the Newbury Community gathered in the Student Center Auditorium to celebrate the recipients of the 2018 student leader awards. One hundred and fifty eight students were invited to attend the brunch.

Dean of Student Affairs Jenn Forry said in her opening remarks, “This year we have invited a special group of student leaders to the awards ceremony, those who through mentorship, resilience and action have shaped the Newbury student culture.”

Newbury President, Joseph L. Chillo, began the ceremony by announcing Ansa Nisar as the 2018 Student Commencement Speaker.

Student Leaders were recognized throughout the morning, including officers of Newbury’s 23 clubs and organizations, Admissions Ambassadors, Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors, Resident Assistants, as well as participants of the empowerMENt retreat and graduates of the Leadership Academy.

The event also included the inauguration and Oath of Office for the new Student Government Association officers: Dylan Foran as SGA President, Jordan Robertson as VP of Academic Initiatives, and Meaghan Irving as VP of Student Life.


After a difficult selection process by the Student Leadership Awards Selection Committee, the following students were honored:

Student Commencement Speaker: Ansa Nisar

Student Employee of the Year: Caleb MacDonald

Culinary Awards from The Chaine des Rotisseurs and Les Amis de Escoffier: Rene Lahen, Jake Watkins

Mercer Knife Culinary Scholarship: Emma Cobak

Commuter Student of the Year: Cassius Cohen

Program of the Year: Flag Football Fundraiser, Admissions Ambassadors

New Student Organization of the Year: Physical Aptitude Club (PAC)

Student Organization of the Year: At Your Service (AYS)

Club Leader of the Year: Meaghan Irving

Community Involvement Awards: Cesar Cruz, Brittney Freeman, Gerardo Saenz, Xavier Fort, Tyler Albayrak, Amonique Wint

Noble Nighthawks Awards
Class of 2021: Katherine Pensak
Class of 2020: Dylan Foran
Class of 2019: Jose Palma
Class of 2018: Destiny Spears

Spirit of Newbury: Ansa Nisar




About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens. 

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