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Loudoun Campus’ Newest Tradition: The Dean’s Cup

May 27, 2008

Student representatives from the Muslim Student Association pose after being announced the winners of this year’s Dean’s Cup. (Photo by: Allison McElfresh)

On May 7 more than 100 Loudoun faculty, staff and students gathered at the Algonkian Conference Center to celebrate the accomplishments of their student leaders. In its first annual Loudoun Student Recognition and Awards Ceremony, the Campus aimed to highlight the theme of excellence and “Achieving the Dream.”

On May 7 more than 100 Loudoun faculty, staff and students gathered at the Algonkian Conference Center to celebrate the accomplishments of their student leaders. In its first annual Loudoun Student Recognition and Awards Ceremony, the Campus aimed to highlight the theme of excellence and “Achieving the Dream.” Executive Vice President John Dever (CS) and Provost Anthony Tardd (LO), started the ceremony with brief comments for the occasion. During the evening, students were recognized for their accomplishments in four categories: Student Academics, Student Life, Student Service and Student Athletics. The Provost’s staff, faculty and student services representatives handed out more than 70 awards.

Commenting on the success of this inaugural event, Kirk A. Nooks, dean of student services stated, “This event symbolizes the epitome of excellence and a glimpse into the bright future of our students. Dorothy Richardson (executive assistant to the dean of student services)and her committee of staff and students really made the vision a reality.” The audience enjoyed the melodious sounds of Herb Smith’s (AN)Confirmation (the band) and the three Loudoun NOVA Idol finalists, Laila Sanie, Abbigayle Warner and Karin Bourdelais. The culmination of the event was the presentation of the Dean’s Cup -  awarded to the student organization that has made the most significant contribution to student life throughout the year. The Muslim Student Association was this year’s recipient -- the first to receive the coveted cup.

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