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5/3/2010 —

The Penn State Brandywine Office of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual Leadership Recognition Night in honor of Penn State Brandywine student leaders on Wednesday, April 21 on campus. The event highlighted the achievements of the many outstanding organizations, clubs and students who have strived to enhance the Penn State community.

The Student Club/Organization of the Year award went to the Student Government Association for its exceptional involvement throughout the year. This student-run organization contributed to the quality of student life and promoted campus involvement. 

The Black Student League’s Soul Food Fest received the award for Outstanding Program or Event of the Year for enhancing the quality of student life by promoting campus community and Penn State pride. Programs honored in this category annually demonstrate creativity, uniqueness and inclusion. Soul Food Fest provided a wide assortment of American cuisine and a chance for students to showcase their homemade recipes.
BSL adviser Twana Walker, a counselor in the Advising and Career Services Office, was named Club/Organization Adviser of the Year, which recognizes a faculty or staff member who volunteers his or her time to serve as a club or organization adviser. Walker has shown she is truly engaged in the activities and mission of the BSL and is committed to enhancing the student life experience. 

Senior Carolyn Johnson received the Deborah J. Erie Student Leader Award, named for the current director of student and enrollment services. The award recognizes a student leader who displays commitment and dedication to multiple organizations while maintaining solid academic standards. 

Freshman Chris Brown received the Lion Pride Award, which recognizes a student who has clearly demonstrated commitment and dedication acting as Penn State Brandywine’s mascot.

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