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Education Students Receive Student Leadership Awards

Released: 4/9/09

Each year the Division of Student Affairs recognizes a select group of students for their active involvement and participation in the enhancement of campus life and building community on campus.  

At the 40th annual student wards ceremony was held on Sunday, April 19th, 79 Marquette University students received awards to honor their significant contributions of service and leadership that benefit the Marquette community. Among them, the following School of Education students were honored

Alison Fagnan (Senior)

Outstanding Contributions to Peer Education

Ali Fagnan served as co-chair of Empowerment, vice president of Gay Straight Alliance, and member of the VOICE program, which educates students about sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships.  Through these multiple roles, she was directly responsible for planning awareness and education events and was uniquely able to bring diverse groups of students together for straightforward discussion about difficult issues.

Nicholas Kay (Junior)

Outstanding Contributions to Community Service

In spite of his schedule as a member of the varsity Men’s soccer team, Nick Kay demonstrated a deep commitment to service. Through the Center for Peacemaking, Nick was trained in conflict mediation and now works with elementary and middle school students in the Milwaukee Public Schools as a mentor. He is also a tutor and mentor at Lloyd Street School, volunteers at the St. Ben’s Meal Program, and spent his winter break teaching soccer and teamwork skills at a clinic for mentally challenged youth.


Kaitlin Kysiak (Junior)

Outstanding Contributions to Recreation, Health & Wellness

Kaitlin Kysiak has been working for the Department of Recreational Sports since 2006 and was promoted this year to student manager. In this role she has been responsible for scheduling and training student service staff and building managers and supervising the recruitment, hiring, and training of new building supervisors.  This year she also developed a major revision of the intensive building supervisor training program.

Austin Ryan (Junior)

Outstanding Contributions to Recreation, Health & Wellness

Austin Ryan has been a tremendous force for growth with rugby at Marquette since his arrival at the University.  This year he served his second term as president and captain of the Men’s Club Rugby Team and organized the Wisconsin Select rugby team tryouts that were hosted at Marquette this past fall.  Austin also serves as the president of the Marquette Club Sports Advisory Board.


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