Leadership Awards

Brittany Karst, Editor

The 24th annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards were held on April 17 at 6 p.m. The awards ceremony was hosted by the Office Student Life and the Park Student Government Association. It was held at the Old Mill in downtown Parkville. The event is for celebrating the achievements and leadership of students and faculty during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The event is named after Howell, who graduated from Park in 1944. Her contributions and amazing leadership in hospice and pediatrics care made her prominent in these fields. She passed away on Nov. 23, 2018, making this the first one without her.

Catherine Rose, a senior fine art major, won the Service Leadership Award. She said she believes this event is a “representation of the dedication of the Park students, and Park’s dedication to their students.”

This award is given to a student who has worked with the community to be a positive change and also shows strong characteristics of a servant leader.

Another winner was Matheus Matos Martins, a senior economics major from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He received the Dr. Doris Howell Leadership Award, which is given to a set of students who embody the spirit of Park University. These students show leadership qualities on and off campus and represent Park well.

“It’s a real honor to be given this award, and it’s nice to be recognized, but also it shows how much Park cares about their students,” Martins said.