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Students win CU Anschutz Excellence Awards

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Written by Staff on May 14, 2019

The CU Anschutz Student Senate recently presented 10 awards to students and organizations, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the campus community.

Attendees at the “CU Anschutz Excellence Awards” on May 1 at the Shore Family Forum included Provost Roderick Nairn, PhD; Jan Gascoigne, PhD, assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs; and Carl Johnson, director of student engagement. Michael Clemens, president of the CU Anschutz Student Senate, alternated presenting the awards with Gascoigne.

This year, the Student Senate partnered with Student Affairs and the schools and colleges on campus to recognize five students who embody the “Spirit of Anschutz.”

Students were nominated for the awards by members of the CU Anschutz community.

Here are the winners:

Outstanding commitment to community service by a student: Daewoong Kim, who founded Knowledge Base, an organization that has had a positive impact on first-year medical education in the CU School of Medicine.

Outstanding commitment to community service by a student organization: Biostatistics Student Association, which maintained a mentoring relationship with two area middle schools, developing a biostatistics and public health curriculum for eighth-graders.

Outstanding leadership by a student: Lynn Doan, who has participated in many leadership roles in the CU School of Dental Medicine. She also joined a group that met with congressional members in Washington, D.C., to discuss legislative issues facing dentistry.

Outstanding leadership by a student organization: Knowledge Base, a student-driven organization that supports first-year medical students as they prepare for their pre-clinical exams.

Outstanding service to the university by a student: Johnny Layne, who has been involved in his medical class council and serves as a member of the IPED Curriculum Design team and the Disability Curriculum Design team.

Spirit of Anschutz: Dane Olsen, a College of Nursing student who has participated in numerous outreach and recruitment events both for both the college as well as CU Anschutz-affiliated organizations.

Spirit of Anschutz: Luke Patten, a student leader who has been active in the Colorado School of Public Health Student Council and has helped build awareness of public health and increase the visibility of co-curricular student engagement activities across campus.

Spirit of Anschutz: Sam Lynass, who has been treasurer of his class and the Health and Wellness chair of the American Student Dental Association. He has been involved with Project Smile, where his experiences led to a document that was featured in the Colorado Dental Association.

Spirit of Anschutz: Harris Butler, a public health student whose teaching background and expertise has been greatly valued in the Biostatistics Student Association. He helped develop lesson plans to teach eighth-graders about biostatistics and public health.

Spirit of Anschutz: Nicola Maude, a pharmacy student who has served as the vice president of her class and the executive vice president for the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.