Engineering students honored among first winners of Student Luminary Awards

Engineering students honored among first winners of Student Luminary Awards

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Recipients of the inaugural Student Luminary Awards include (from left) Charlie Adams, Colton Harper, Mishala Lewis, Hunter Traynor, Mariah Houston, Ashley Mulcahy Toney, Guari Ramesh, Kai Meacham and Adam Hubrig. Not pictured is Anthony Stephenson. (University Communication)
Recipients of the inaugural Student Luminary Awards include (from left) Charlie Adams, Colton Harper, Mishala Lewis, Hunter Traynor, Mariah Houston, Ashley Mulcahy Toney, Guari Ramesh, Kai Meacham and Adam Hubrig. Not pictured is Anthony Stephenson. (University Communication)

Three Nebraska Engineering students -- Kai Meacham, a junior in biological systems engineering, and Gauri Ramesh and Colton Harper, both seniors in computer science and engineering -- were among the 10 Nebraska students chosen to receive the inaugural Student Luminary Awards.

Reframed for the university’s 150th-anniversary celebration, the Student Luminary Awards shine a light on exceptional students who make a difference through their leadership and commitment to improving the campus or community.

“Students were selected because they motivate, inspire and energize those around them,” said Laurie Bellows, interim vice chancellor for student affairs. “They are inclusive, collaborative and highly effective as team players. They add value to others’ lives because they’re willing to act.”

The Student Luminary Awards replace the Outstanding Student Leadership Awards, making this distinction one of the highest honors presented to students. As part of the award, each recipient receives $1,000.