Active Minds Chapters & Student Leaders Recognized For Their Work on Campus
Washington, DC, June 27, 2012 – Active Minds is thrilled to share with our network that many of our Active Minds Chapters and student leaders have been recognized by their colleges and universities, their local communities and by national organizations for their contributions to campus life and to the field of mental health during the 2011-2012 school year. Congratulations!
Luke Beischel, President of Active Minds at Xavier University, earned the Senior Member of the Year and Wellness Leadership Award.
Ariel Ellis, President of Active Minds at California State University at Chico, earned the Wells Fargo Outstanding Community Service award for community service around mental health issues and the Outstanding Student Service Award for academic excellence and community service.
Vanessa Hope, President of Active Minds at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, earned the Senior Student Involvement Award and the 2012 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award.
Michael Kessler from Active Minds at George Washington University, won the Art With Impact’s short film competition with his film, “Destigmatize Mental Illness.”
Michelle Neumann at Active Minds at Lake Forest College, earned the Commitment to Campus Well-Being Award.
Layne Perkowitz, Co-President Active Minds at the University of Dayton, earned the Significant Service Award.
Joe Reimer, Vice President of Active Minds at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, earned the Emerging Student Leader of the Year Award.
Sam Schmidt from Active Minds at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, earned the Emerging Student Leader of the Year Award.
Lauren Tipton, President of Active Minds at Washington & Lee, earned the 2012 Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award.
Active Minds at College of the Desert, earned the Student Group of the Year Award.
Active Minds at Collin College, earned the Collin College Student Organizations Philanthropic Award.
Active Minds at Emory University, earned the Campus Life Small Student Organization of the Year Award.
Active Minds at George Washington University, earned the Student Organization of the Year.
Active Minds at SUNY Oswego, earned Oswego State's Promise Award.
Active Minds at SUNY College Old Westbury, earned Best New Club Award.
Active Minds at SUNY College Old Westbury, earned the Most Visionary Program of the Year Award for their National Stres Out Day programming.
Active Minds at University of Dayton, earned the Visionary Leadership Award.
Active Minds at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, earned the new student organization of the year award.
Active Minds at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, was presented the Spectrum Award for infusing true diversity into their campus from UW-Parkside LGBTQ Center.
Active Minds at Xavier University, earned the Innovative Program Award for their National Eating Disorders Awareness Week programming.
We want to make sure we recognize all awards our chapters have received so if you or your chapter has received an award or recognition this school year that is not listed here, please
and we will speedily add you to the list!
About Active Minds, Inc.
Active Minds is the young adult voice in mental health advocacy and supports a rapidly growing network of more than 350 student-led chapters on colleges and universities. By developing and supporting student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy chapters on campuses, Active Minds works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental health disorders, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. Active Minds is a national non-profit headquartered in Washington D.C. To learn more, visit www.ActiveMinds.org.