CCI Students Recognized at Student Leadership & Honors Awards

Five College of Communication and Information students were honored at the 38th annual Student Leadership & Honors Awards this spring, hosted by Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement.

These students represent each of CCI’s three undergraduate schools. The students honored include: Amanda Bevington, senior communication studies major; Megan Carrasco, senior communication studies major; Natalia Roman, junior communication studies major; Nicole Sauter, senior photo illustration major; and Gabrielle Woodard, senior public relations major.

“It was a tremendous honor to be recognized at the CSI Awards, especially alongside other incredible CCI students,” Bevington said. “We all have poured our heart into our involvements at Kent State and to be able to celebrate our accomplishments at the Awards Night together was truly exciting and humbling.”

Bevington, who was named Kent State University Homecoming Queen last fall, received two awards. First, she was named one of Kent State’s Distinguished Student Leaders, an award that is given by the Alumni Association “to student leaders who have demonstrated outstanding campus leadership during the course of his/her undergraduate studies. The recipient is selected on the basis of leadership, academics, community, and social service to the university,” according to the Kent State website.

Bevington shares her second award with Carrasco, Roman and Woodard: Student Leader of the Year. The website notes that these students “have contributed significantly to the leadership of their organization and whose campus participation has been outstanding.”

“It was really special to be honored along with three other CCI students at the CSI awards,” Woodard said. “Being in the same college, I had seen the work they have done and felt really honored to be recognized along with them. It really shows how much CCI encourages students to get involved on campus and get on-campus experience in the fields they want to go into.”

Sauter received the Eric Rackham Award. The award, which emphasizes the recipient’s strong academic performance, is given to students who demonstrate “great interest and concern for the University.”

For a complete list of recipients and for full descriptions of each of the awards, visit

POSTED: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 01:12 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2023 09:23 PM