Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Adams Award for Leadership in a Student Organization, presented in honor and memory of Ted Adams:
Quinn Morgan, Wild Campus
As founder and President of Wild Campus, Quinn conceived and implemented a student-led program to conserve native wildlife on and off the UC Davis campus by integrating undergraduate research, public education and community service to create new wildlife habitat and regenerate local landscapes. He single-handedly secured funding for the entire program and recruited a large team of undergraduate and graduate students, a community volunteer restoration base (Wild Forces), faculty advisors, Grounds and Arboretum staff, City of Davis leaders and open space managers, and two junior high school woodshop classes that produced “wild home kits.” Because of Quinn’s entrepreneurial spirit, limitless initiative and passionate commitment, Wild Campus has implemented a remarkable number of projects in one year: building and monitoring wildlife homes; integrating undergraduate research with campus habitat enhancement; “done-in-a-day” habitat restoration projects; and two grade school outreach programs. Quinn continues to make a tremendous, positive contribution to our campus and community, working tirelessly for students, wildlife and local families.
Fatima Salman, Muslim Student Association
Fatima was nominated by her organization for defining true leadership with her enduring dedication, drive and inspiration. Serving in many capacities including Board of Directors, Treasurer and President, Fatima secured grants, established a working budget and brought financial stability to MSA which made significant charity and educational events possible. These activities have provided benefit for the entire UC Davis community and a home on campus for hundreds of Muslim students. Fatima also built strong, long-lasting relationships with various campus organizations and departments (ASUCD, ECAC, CCC) and led MSA in reaching out to and collaborating with the greater campus community and many student organizations. She has contributed to various interfaith ventures as a founding member of the Muslim Jewish Coalition and opened up discussion and established relationships between MSA and multiple faith groups on campus. Through her work and determination, Fatima has affected thousands of her classmates, brought together communities and transformed her campus.
CSI also would like to recognize and thank the following nominees for their leadership and remarkable contributions to their organization, UC Davis and the community locally and globally:
Mahmood Ahmadi, Afghan Family & Education Sponsorship Program
Alyssa Black, American Society of Landscape Architecture
Zena Brown, Student Alumni Association
Ciera Gaddis, American Red Cross Club
Maria Gutierrez, Sigma Alpha Zeta
Robel Haile, Bottles for Poverty
Jessica Jaswal, Global Medical Brigades
Christopher Joe, Pre-Pharmacy Club
Anh Le, Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research & Education Society (VN Cares)
Consuelo Macias, Ayudando Comunidades Trayendo Opportunidades y Servicios (A.C.T.O.S.)
Pratima Signh Pathania, American Red Cross Club
Kimberly Ponting, Delta Gamma
Kathryn Uglow, Davis Collegiate Panhellenic Association
The Adams Award is presented annually by Center for Student Involvement to a leader of a registered student organization who has effectively directed or influenced the student organization, campus and/or wider community. In honor of Ted Adams, former Director of the UC Davis Student Programs and Activities Center who wished to recognize student leaders, this award honors individual leadership and accomplishment within registered student organizations.