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May 31, 2013 — University of Wyoming students were recognized and awarded for their community service and academic achievements at the recent Torchlight Laurels ceremony.
Annually, Torchlight Laurels recognizes more than 400 students for academic excellence, service and leadership.
Among those recognized at the event were the senior members of the University Honors Program; Cardinal Key and Spurs service honor societies; Golden Key international honor society; Order of Omega Greek leadership recognition; and Phi Kappa Phi outstanding sophomores.
The Associated Students of UW recognized Emily Kath of Powell as both the freshman senator of the year and ASUW student at large of the year; and Joshua Messer of Cheyenne was named ASUW official of the year.
Kath also received a Charlotte Hearne Davis Scholarship recognizing outstanding freshman senators. Ruiqi Yang, Laramie, also received the Davis Scholarship.
James C. Hurst Scholarships, which recognize minority student leaders, were presented to Fahriddin K. Basitov, Laramie; and Raleah C. Cisneros, Gillette.
In the Greek awards ceremony, Pi Beta Phi’s Elizabeth Gibbons, Highlands Ranch, Colo., was named Sorority Woman of the Year; and Alpha Gamma Rho member Jacob Berg, Cheyenne, was named Fraternity Man of the Year.
Mortar Board senior honor society recognized Dean of Students Dave Cozzens with its Outstanding Adviser Award; and UW President Tom Buchanan received the Outstanding Service and Dedication Award.
Raleah C. Cisneros, an undeclared freshman from Gillette, received a James C. Hurst Scholarship for minority student leaders. (UW Photo)