Kate Morgan | April 28, 2018
The University of Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs recognized seven students at the 32nd annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 10. These annual awards honor current students who have made exceptional contributions to the Notre Dame community.
The Rev. A. Leonard Collins, C.S.C., Award, honoring a graduating senior who has made substantial personal efforts to advance the interests of students at Notre Dame, was given to Xiao “Flora” Tang of Beijing, China.
As a political science and theology major with a minor in peace studies, Tang has served as a senior anchor intern in the Office of Campus Ministry where she co-led the RCIA program, guiding students on a year-long faith journey toward becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church. Also in Campus Ministry, Tang founded the first fellowship group to support the faith needs of Chinese Catholic students and faculty at Notre Dame. In addition, Tang served on the Orientation Steering Committee and as an international ambassador for Welcome Weekend.
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award annually honors a graduating senior whose leadership has significantly advanced the climate of welcome and inclusion within or beyond the University community. This year’s recipient is Gregory Jenn from San Diego, California.
A Latino studies, romance languages and political science major, Jenn is committed to improving the climate of inclusion on campus, especially for Latino/a students and undocumented students. In his time at Notre Dame, Jenn has served as the president of the Latino Student Alliance, as president of Ballet Folklorico and as the student director of the Institute for Latino Studies mentorship program.
The John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award, given to a graduating senior who exemplifies the ideals of the University through outstanding community service beyond the University community, was awarded to Majak Anyieth from Bor, South Sudan.