Students, faculty, and staff were honored May 5 for their dedication and commitment to the College community at the 26th annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards ceremony.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, the awards are named in honor of one of the College’s first students. In 1832, Hoff blew the horn that summoned Lafayette’s first 43 students and three teachers to class. As a member of the Class of 1836, Hoff was the College’s first African American student.
The World Citizen Award. This award recognizes the student who has demonstrated commitment to international or global issues through academic work or co-curricular leadership at Lafayette College.
Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16 (Antananarivo, Madacascar), economics/international affairs
Greatest Strides Award. This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated an evident amount of improvement in varied student organization management affairs. The student organization recognized will have made significant contributions to the Lafayette community while experiencing an intentional focus and development toward reaching new heights as a student organization.
Men’s Rugby Club
Superior Teaching Award – Sciences and Engineering. This award recognizes a professor in the sciences or engineering divisions who serves as an exemplary scholar by teaching above and beyond the required level and having a significant positive impact on the careers of students inside and outside of the classroom.
Michael Nees, assistant professor of psychology
Marquis Award. This award recognizes exemplary leadership by either an individual or an organization. The recipient has influenced the behaviors, actions or opinions of others toward a common goal or purpose. Progress toward (or accomplishment of) the goal resulted in the betterment of the student body, the College, and/or the surrounding community. Decisions about determining a goal or direction, were evidence-based. The recipient models collaboration, handles controversy with civility, and places value on a common purpose.
Danialie Fertile ’16 (Morris Plains, N.J.), government and law/American studies