On Thursday, April 3, Saint Anselm College recognized three student leaders, seniors Rebecca Cronin, Shaun O’Halloran, and Lyndsay Robinson for their generosity and service to humanity at the 21st annual Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Leadership Awards ceremony. In addition, 12 students and one student club were recognized for their exemplary involvement and community service by various college departments.
Each year, awards are given in memory of Paul S. Coleman: the Paul S. Coleman Senior Service Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Paul S. Coleman Senior Service Award for Outstanding Service Leadership. They are each presented to senior students who embody the spirit of Paul S. Coleman and who will accept these awards on behalf of the community service and service leadership of the entire senior class.
This year, Lyndsay Robinson ’14 was awarded the Paul S. Coleman Senior Service Award for Outstanding Service Leadership, and Rebecca Cronin ’14 and Shaun O’Halloran ’14 the Paul S. Coleman Senior Service Award for Outstanding Community Service.
Paul S. Coleman was a Sociology Professor at Saint Anselm College from 1975-1985 and served as a role model both professionally and personally. He was a leader in his work at Catholic Charities of Greater Manchester and worked at Mount Saint Mary’s for 10 years before coming to Saint Anselm. These awards recognize students that demonstrate Coleman’s care and concern for others and his sense of justice and fairness.
Additional student awards included those from Athletics, Campus Ministry, Health Services, Meelia Center for Community Engagement, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library, Admissions, and Student Activities, which recognized students for their exemplary involvement and community service.