Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin has announced the winners of the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Leadership Award.
The students selected for the honor join a distinguished group of students who have a record of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership through involvement in school and community activities.
Award criteria include school and community involvement and leadership, scholastic achievement and potential for participation and leadership in PNC extracurricular activities. Students earning leadership awards represent high schools throughout Northwest Indiana and were involved in a variety of clubs, activities, community and church organizations and sports.
The Chancellor’s Leadership Award is a renewable scholarship program that requires participation in an on-campus leadership seminar and volunteer service, among other requirements. Several of the scholarships are sponsored through endowment funds created by local businesses and individuals.
These students will also take part in the semester-long Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar. The seminar, led by Dworkin, covers various topics involving leadership, civic engagement and community service.
Incoming PNC students earning the awards are:
Kristina Carr, of Valparaiso, a Nursing major and Chesterton High School graduate.
Adriene Church, of Valparaiso, a Nursing major and Chesterton High School graduate.
Tyler Garzinski, of Avon, a Business major with a Marketing concentration, graduated from Plainfield High School.
Lauren Georgeff, of Valparaiso, a Secondary Education major who graduated from Valparaiso High School.
Bradley Hill, of Portage, is a Mechanical Engineering major and Portage High School graduate.
Jessica Marshall, of Portage, is a Business major and a Portage High School graduate.
Virginia Ramos-Romero, of Michigan City, is a Nursing major and Michigan City High School graduate.
Alexandra Sink, of Chesterton, is a Nursing major, a Chesterton High School graduate and member of the Honors Program.
Danielle Szymkowski, of LaPorte, is a Biology major, participating in the Honors Program and graduate of Marquette High School.
Kelsey Vergin, of LaPorte, is a Nursing major and LaPorte High School graduate.
Lindsey Zajac, of Valparaiso, is a Business major with a concentration in Accounting and graduated from Wheeler High School.
Caroline Brown, of Minooka Ill., is a Social Work major, graduate of Minooka Community High School and member of the PNC softball team.
Jacob Moore, of Kouts, is a Business major who graduated from Kouts High School and is a member of the PNC baseball team.
Maria Miller, of Michigan City, is a Communication major and current PNC student earning a Chancellor’s Leadership Award.
Jason Wray, of Valparaiso, is a current PNC student who is a Psychology and taking part in the Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar.