Students Honored For Contributions to Residential Life

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 22, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Leah I.S. Bailey of Buffalo is the first-place winner in the 19th annual Nancy Welch Award competition recognizing students at the University at Buffalo who have made significant contributions to the university community during the current academic year.

The awards are given in honor of Nancy Welch, the former residential coordinator of Rachel Carson College, to recognize undergraduate residential students who have developed an outstanding residence halls program or project. Recipients receive a cash award and a plaque noting their significant contribution to UB.

Bailey, who is majoring in women's studies and Italian, will be honored for her highly successful Buffalo Public Schools/Tops Receipt Drive project.

Second-place honors will go to Christine M. Drexel of Livonia, an English major, for her leadership in organizing the Main Street March for Multiple Sclerosis.

Tied for third place are Hanz P. Litz of Johnstown, a biology major, for his innovative Triad Olympics, and Christopher S. Connolly of Massapequa, a physical anthropology major, for organizing the popular Pre-Professional Special Interest Housing Project.