The Impact Awards were held on Tuesday, April 26 in the Rondileau Student Union Ballroom for the first time in person in two years. Though the ceremony had been held virtually for the past two years due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, many were excited for its return in person where student leaders are able to gather to celebrate one another.
The Impact Awards are given to students, faculty advisors, and Student Organizations, who were nominated by their peers, to recognize their hard work and dedication to the Bridgewater State University community and for the impact that they have made on those around them. The ceremony started with opening remarks from both President Fred Clark and outgoing SGA President Tyler Czyras and consisted of a plethora of different awards, including Unsung Hero and Advisor of the Year.
A highlight of the night was the Bridgewaters Best award, which is awarded to six graduating seniors who have exemplified the characteristics of excellent Bridgewater State University student leaders. The seniors who received this award include Tyler Czyras, RuthAnne Dylan, Alexis Anzalone, Britney Malbranche, Bailey Cormier, and Éamon Gramme.
These students are involved in a wide spectrum of leadership opportunities including Student Government, Women in Stem, Greek Life, Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, and Student Orientation Coordinators amongst many others.
Congratulations to everyone who was both nominated and received an award as well a big thank you to the Center of Student Engagement for putting on the event. We at The Comment would also like to congratulate our very own Creative Director, Artie Universe, who received an Impact Award for Student Leadership at the ceremony.
Student leaders work hard for their respective organizations. Even if you were not recognized at this event, your hard work does not go unnoticed.