Published May 14, 2020
Two students from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences were among those recognized by Student Engagement with its annual LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development) awards.
The LEAD Awards are designed to recognize individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership, service, and community development.
Jonathan Bessette and Madeline Donegan received the Dorothy M. Haas Community Engagement award.
Madeline Donegan independently and voluntarily designed and carried out a program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) titled "WiSE Workshop: Intro to Technical Projects." Additionally, Madeline’s participation in the Society of Women Engineers has compounded her dedication to the success of fellow women in engineering. Not only is she a self-motivated learner with a true passion for problem solving, she is a spirited leader. She is an industrial engineering major.
Jon Bessette served as an Alternative Break Team Leader for a Student Engagement trip to the Dominican Republic. Leading by example—Jon is hard working, willing to listen, and enthusiastically shares his passions for learning and serving. Additionally, Jon is a 2020 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. He is a mechanical engineering major.