This year, 42 West Chester University students have been recognized with the 1871 Awards. Established in 2018, the 1871 Award represents the year in which West Chester University was founded.
This year’s awards were presented in late April as the university closed its sesquicentennial year.
Limited to an annual maximum of 71 students, the Award is a special honor. WCU juniors and seniors who have excelled both in the classroom and beyond are eligible for the 1871 Award, which rewards their accomplishments in academics, career readiness, leadership, and community engagement.
A selection committee comprising faculty, staff, and one previous 1871 Award-winning student reviews applications, including recommendation letters written by WCU faculty and staff.
Among the 2021 award winners are student organization and club officers; recipients of multiple scholarships; inductees into many honor societies; student athletes, tutors, peer mentors, orientation leaders, and resident assistants; and students who have volunteered extensively locally, regionally, and nationally.
The 2022 1871 Award winners are:
Jalyss Agosto, Sasha Alvarado, Evan Brooks, Jocelyn Brown, Justin Caniz, Victoria Clayton, Faaith Crawford, Carlyn Crisi, Zaire Cuspud, Emily Dawson, Jacklyn DiPietro, Jared Flora, Grace Fuller, Daniel Gauntlett , Steven Kendikian, Ali Kochik, Casey Lehmann, James Lingman, Brian Lynch, Madison MacLean, Gabrielle Mahoney, Lionel McCulloch, Ronan McDermott, Shannon McKee, Cheyanne McManus, Chelsey Moore, Holland Morgan, Agostino Nigro , Selda Oktay, Fanny Ortiz, Julien Margareth Padillo, Constantina Pappas, Quinaysia Payne, Andrew Sharp, Kayla Smith, Grace Soldacki, Aaron Stoyack, Lauren Torres, Caitlin Viespoli, Erica Westcott, Catherine Young, and Zachary Zajkowski.