The recipients for the Dean’s Service Award and the Outstanding Student Employee Award have been named. Junior Alaa Abudarb was one of the nominees for the Dean’s Service Award. Director of the Student Literacy Corps Kate Northcott nominated Abudarb for tutoring non-English speaking students who recently arrived in the United States.
“I was just so happy to help as much as I can. I just want to tell them you can make it. If I did, you can too,” Abudarb told The Journal in August.
Senior Katie Coats and junior Casslyn Crain also received the Dean’s Service Award. Freshman Eleanor Duff, graduate student Selma Kostic, senior David McDonald and senior Andrew Witthaus received outstanding Student Employees Awards.
Nominations for the Dean’s Award are based off of students’ actions both on and off campus, according to a press release from Dean of Students Ted Hoef. The release also said the Outstanding Student Employee Award is given to recipients for their exceptional work and service in a department at Webster.
Up to four students are chosen for each award. Awards will be presented at a luncheon in October.
Reporting by Livie Hall