Every year, three College students win our graduation awards for their outstanding work. This year's award winners are as follows:
The LCDS Academic Achievement Award recognizes academic excellence among our students. It is automatically awarded to the graduating student with the highest grade point average. This year's award winner is Chloe Hart, who graduated with a Specialization in Communication Studies and a Minor in Diversity and the Contemporary World, earning very close to an A+ average overall.
The LCDS Citizenship Award is awarded to the graduating student who has demonstrated the greatest commitment to local or global organizations in their time at Concordia. This year's award winner is Catherine Rokakis, who graduated with a BA Honours in Human Environment and a Minor in Sustainability Studies. The award recognizes her outstanding work volunteering for Best Buddies Concordia, the Sustainability Ambassador Program, and the Center for Creative Reuse (CUCCR), as well as organizing and running vermicomposting workshops for the Concordia community and co-founding ABCompost, an organization dedicated to promoting small-scale composting to the Concordia community.
The LCDS Student Engagement Award is an endowment made possible by a young LCDS alumnus to reward involvement by students in the College community. This year's award goes to Alexis (Anna) Bondarenko (BSc Management, Minor in Sustainability Studies), who played an active role as a member of the Executive of the College's Sustainability and Diversity Students' Association. Alexis showed particular creativity and dedication to student engagement, especially during the difficult pandemic times.
Congratulations to these outstanding students, and to all those graduating this year! The world will continue to be better off because of your efforts.