DSA President wins Campus Life and Leadership Award

June 4, 2014

The Divinity School is pleased to announce that Sara-Jo Swiatek, MA student and  President of the Divinity Students Association (DSA), was awarded with a Campus Life and Leadership Award.

This award recognizes  degree candidates who have demonstrated leadership in a cocurricular endeavor and subsequently improved the quality of life on campus. Award recipients create a positive campus environment, enhance the quality of student life, and work to maintain a continuity of leadership.

Ms. Swiatek was recognized for her ability to empower others to lend their gifts and share their talents. As the 2013-2014 President of the Divinity Students Association, she led the efforts to follow through on the 2012-13 leadership team's goal of making a major financial gift to the Divinity School. "Sara has demonstrated the ability to collaborate with faculty, students and staff to articulate DSA goals and objectives, seek input, and work to implement these initiatives," said Teresa Hord Owens, the Divinity School's Dean of Students. "Sara-Jo understands that leadership is not just about one's own performance but also working to empower others in the use of their own leadership gifts for the sake of the greater good."
Ms. Swiatek, who will be entering the PhD program in Religious Ethics in the fall, will continue her DSA presidency into the next academic year. She is pictured above at the awards ceremony with Dean of Students Terri Owens (left) and Dean of the Divinity School, Margaret M. Mitchell.