Leadership and Service

Each year, at a special student awards ceremony, the College recognizes those students whose qualities of leadership and service have enriched the life of the community.  Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to nominate a student (or students) who deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions.  Use this opportunity to show someone that you appreciate their dedication and hard work. 


Student Leadership and Service Awards

Honors students who have consistently given their time, energy, and talents to promote positive change and growth in the Mount Holyoke community, and in so doing has motivated others to do the same. These students will have demonstrated dedication and depth of experiences.

  • Ymani Francis '16
  • Marwa Mikati '17

H. Elizabeth Braun Catalyst for Change Award

The Braun award was established by the Dean of Students division in 2010 to recognize leaders who have done extraordinary work creating a diverse and inclusive community.

  • Courtney Brunson ’16
  • Areeba Kamal ’16

Maurice Rabbino Award

This award was established in 1978 by Irma L. Rabbino ’53 to honor her father by recognizing a student who has made a significant contribution to the life of Mount Holyoke College.

  • Nishath Rahman ’16

The Helen Warren Smith Award

Established in 1979 by Helen Warren Smith, class of 1908, this award honors a student whose interest, involvement, and service to the Mount Holyoke College community have been outstanding.

  • Carly Bidner ’16

The Kelly Sottile Community Service Award

This award honors students who demonstrate a high level of personal commitment to the community beyond the campus.

  • Catheleen Heyliger ’16FP

The Frances Harriet Williams Award

Established by the family of Frances H. Williams ’19 in 1981, this award is presented to a student who passionately pursues her goal of academic excellence, social justice, or service to others.

  • Christine Harding ’16