NCSA Student Organization Recognized as Most Improved in 2023

Among this year’s Student Leadership Award Recipients is the Networking and Computing Student Association (NCSA), which is recognized as the Most Improved Student Organization.

The NCSA gives students opportunities to connect with others interested in systems, network, security, and software engineering. NCSA students are involved with the organization’s enterprise environment, ongoing projects, and more.

The Most Improved Student Organization is awarded to a registered student organization that has demonstrated growth and adaptability when faced with challenges, allowing them to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

Congratulations to all of the 2023 winners:

Outstanding students, staff, and alumni were honored Friday, April 14, 2023, during Michigan Tech’s 29th annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating their achievements!

  • President’s Award for Leadership: Aerith Cruz
  • Provost’s Award for Scholarship: Emma Hayhurst
  • Dean of Students Award for Possibilities: Cayton Scholz
  • Josephine and William Balconi Community Service Award: Jenna Messer
  • Exceptional Enthusiasm as Student Leader Award: Roya Bagheri
  • Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance Award: Cheyenne Scott
  • Student Employee of the Year: Enioluwa Wright
  • Rising Star of the Year: Riley Stichter
  • Outstanding Future Alumni: Kathleen Pakenas
  • Claire M. Donovan Award: Alexandra Marshall
  • Percy Julian Award: Giovanni Diaz
  • Award for Bravery and Kindness in Service to Others: Marco Marquez
  • Exceptional Program of the Year: Engineering Days, presented by Engineering Ambassadors and Society of Women Engineers
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Alexandra Marshall
  • Exceptional Civic Engagement Award: Iranian Community
  • Most Improved Student Organization: Networking and Computing Student Association
  • Student Organization of the Year: American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Keynote speaker Jessica L. Thompson ’12 (B.S., Biological Sciences) was also recognized as the recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

More information about the awards and the recipients can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. We also invite the campus community to save the date for the 30th annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, which will be held April 12, 2024, in the MUB Ballroom.