Presidential Awards 2006 recipsTwelve Tufts graduate and undergraduate students were recognized for achievements in community service and leadership when they were named recipients of the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service.

President Lawrence S. Bacow presented the awards in April at a breakfast attended by the award recipients, their families, faculty, and guests.

The ceremony marked the eighth time the awards have been presented. The Presidential Award was established in 1999 by then President John DiBiaggio. All Tufts students are eligible for nomination.

Graduate student recipients were: Afsan Bhadelia, The Friedman School, G06; Martina Bouey, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, G06; Joseph Anthony Donroe, School of Medicine, 4th Year; Fizza Jafry, School of Dental Medicine, 4th Year; Alison Jarrett, The Fletcher School, G06; and Merredith Portsmore, School of Engineering, G09.

Undergraduate honorees were: Mauricio Artiñano, International Relations, A06; Chelsea Bardot, Political Science, A06; Douglas Glandon, International Relations, A06; Yanelly Molina, Peace and Justice Studies, A06; Negar Razavi, Peace and Justice Studies, A06; and J. Jeremy Sueker, International Relations, A06.

Mauricio Artiñano, Chelsea Bardot and Yanelly Molina have all been part of the Citizenship & Public Service Scholars program at the Tisch College for the past four years. Afsan Bhadelia, Negar Razavi, and Jeremy Sueker have all been Tisch Fellows with the Civic Engagement Fund.

Originally published April 2006